Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Can Restore Confidence and Sense of Masculinity
Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne use a combination of advanced liposuction and excision techniques in male breast reduction procedures at our Mandeville, LA-office, to remove excess fat and tissue from the chest and create a more masculine shape. Gynecomastia is a common condition that causes male breast enlargement. If you are self-conscious about your appearance and avoid activities that involve removing your shirt such as swimming, contact our office today to learn more about how male breast reduction surgery can help.
Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Men who have not been successful at reducing the size of their breasts through more traditional methods, such as diet and exercise, may be candidates for breast reduction. Generally, patients who feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the size of their breasts and their appearance may be good candidates for surgery. Patients should be at or near their ideal weight and be able to maintain that weight for lasting results.
Planning Your Procedure
Prior to surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne. They will review your current health and medical history, as well as examine your breast tissue. After discussing your goals for treatment, the two of you will decide on the surgical technique and incision location that will benefit you the most. Depending on the type of tissue that needs to be removed, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne may recommend liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two to help you achieve your desired results.
When you arrive for liposuction breast reduction, you will receive a general anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will make small incisions in the treatment area, through which he will insert a small cannula that is used to remove excess fat. They will loosen and remove fatty tissue, before suturing and bandaging the incisions.
After you are sedated with general anesthesia, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will create incisions according to your treatment plan. They will begin removing excess skin and tissue from the treatment area to create a smoother, more proportionate appearance. In some cases the areola and nipple may be resized and repositioned to a more appropriate position.
Your procedure may take one to two hours depending on the technique used and the scope of the reduction. Most patients require a week away from work to rest and recover. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will give you specific instructions for aftercare, but it is important to remember to keep the incisions clean and change your bandages regularly. You may be given a support garment to wear immediately following surgery.
Risks and Benefits
As with any surgery, there are some general risks and complications that may occur such as infection, blood clots, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. There is also risk of temporary or permanent changes in sensation in the breast area. Though an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can minimize these risks, uneven breast size or nipple placement could require correction surgery.
You may experience improved confidence and self-esteem, while feeling more comfortable with activities that require removing your shirt.
You may experience a number of physical and emotional benefits following breast reduction surgery. Many patients enjoy a more masculine and trim appearance with the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. You may experience improved confidence and self-esteem, while feeling more comfortable with activities that require removing your shirt.
Schedule Your Consultation
Enlarged breasts can have a negative impact on your self-image and quality of life. Contact Northshore Plastic Surgery today to schedule your male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne.