Achieve a Lean, Masculine Body Tone
Male breast reduction is commonly performed to treat over-development of the male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. At Frisco Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ken Smart performs male breast reduction to improve the contour and shape of the chest for a more masculine appearance. Although gynecomastia can affect up to half of all men, the treatment for this condition has been revolutionized by the introduction of liposuction. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Ken Smart, utilizes the most proven form of this, known as Safelipo. By disrupting and suctioning excess fat from the chest, we can improve the shape and contour of your body for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. If you suffer from gynecomastia, male breast reduction may an option for you. Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery near Plano, Texas to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Men that are in good health and have large, overdeveloped breasts may be considered for male breast reduction. It is important also to have good skin elasticity so that it may re-drape as needed. Obesity, if an issue, will need to be addressed before surgery is considered.
What Is the Cause of Gynecomastia?
Most commonly, there is no cause found for gynecomastia. However, it can be associated with marijuana usage, alcoholism, and the use of anabolic steroids. If any of these are an issue, they should be stopped before attempting surgery.
How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Most commonly, Dr. Smart treats gynecomastia with liposuction alone. Sometimes there is a small bud of glandular tissue that cannot be removed with suction alone. In this instance, a small incision is made around the nipple to remove the tissue. In very rare instances incisions are made to remove large amounts of excess skin.
Why Is Liposuction A Good Option for Male Breast Reduction?
Liposuction gently breaks up the tissue before suctioning it out. Dr. Smart is able to contour the chest and enhance muscular definition through a small incision hidden in a natural crease of the breast. At Frisco Plastic Surgery, P.A., Dr. Ken Smart serves gynecomastia patients from the greater Plano and Dallas areas with the most advanced technology available to give a more masculine appearance to the chest.
What Will My Recovery Be Like After Male Breast Reduction?
A compression garment that is easily concealed under your clothes is worn for six weeks. Patients can usually return to work by the third day. Pain is easily controlled with oral medication. Cardiovascular exercise can usually be started three to four weeks after the surgery. Upper body exercises can usually be started about six weeks after surgery.
What Will My Scars Be Like After Male Breast Reduction?
When liposuction is the sole treatment, scarring is very minimal and usually not noticeable after about six months. The incision that is placed around the nipple when suction alone is not adequate also heals very well and with time is not noticeable. Only in rare instances when extra skin is excised are there any long scars.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?
Most health insurance does not cover the cost of gynecomastia surgery. At the end of your consultation, you will be given a quote that will itemize the cost of male breast reduction. This price will include a surgeon's fee, the anesthesiologist's fee, and a facility fee.
Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery, P.A. Today
Men who have excess breast tissue may feel self conscious and uncomfortable with their bodies. At Frisco Plastic Surgery, P.A., we can improve the appearance of men with gynecomastia with male breast reduction. Contact our Frisco office near Plano to schedule a cosmetic consultation and learn more about our LipoSelection® procedure.
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