Male Breast Reduction
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Numerous men look into male breast reduction in the Inland Empire to address their concerns. Often, men develop enlarged breast tissue, which gets in the way of their confidence and causes self-esteem issues. To provide a more masculine-looking chest, a surgical procedure may be done to remove excess tissue.
What Is Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia, or the development of male breasts, is a very common condition that affects nearly half of all developing men over the course of their lives. Estimates suggest that 40 to 60 percent of the male population have experienced an increase of breast tissue in varying degrees. For those suffering from ample tissue growth, large breasts become a source of humiliation, anxiety and even depression.
Dr. Dev Wali’s male breast reduction surgery offers a relief from social anxiety over enlarged male breasts. Although there is no definite known cause of gynecomastia, breast tissue can be formed due to weight gain, hormonal increases or genetics. No matter the cause of Male breast tissue Dr. Wali is an expert at removing the excess tissue and reshaping the chest to create a slimmer more masculine contour.
Reasons to Consider Male Breast Reduction Surgery
You may be an ideal candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you have any of these:
- Excess localized fat at the breast
- excess glandular tissue development
- Excess breast skin
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
The best candidates for male reduction surgery are men who are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for surgery. Non-smokers are preferred for this procedure, since smoking negatively affects skin elasticity. Smoking also makes it more difficult to recover after the procedure, prolonging the healing process. Smokers must quit weeks before the surgery.
Your consultation for gynecomastia surgery will involve a physical examination of your chest. Dr. Wali will note the shape and size of your male breasts to formulate the best approach for your treatment.
Dr. Wali will discuss all options of removal during your one on one consultation. A discussion of your medical history will take place, including any underlying conditions, current medications and supplements, and past surgeries. Finally, Dr. Wali will create a surgical plan, and a date will be set for the procedure.
Male breasts are not simply the product of weight gain; they are a combination of genetics and hormonal imbalances. The procedure for breast reduction will vary depending on the amount of tissue that will be removed and whether the enlargement is caused by fatty deposits or by glandular tissue or a combination of both.
Many men only need liposuction to achieve their desired result but a combination approach involving both liposuction and the removal of glandular tissue is often necessary. The procedure is performed under anesthetic which is administered prior to surgery. Dr. Wali begins by creating tiny incisions that are designed to be hidden by the sculpted contours of the chest. For cases in which only fat is being removed he will insert a thin cannula through the incision and liposuction targeting fatty areas surrounding the breast muscle.
For cases in which he is removing both fatty tissue as well as glandular tissue he creates incisions around the natural curve of the nipple and removes the excess glandular tissue before finishing with liposculpture of the breast. Dr. Wali always finishes with a flat, sculpted masculine male breast. The final result is a firmer chest with more sculpted contours and stronger lines.
After surgery Dr. Wali is careful to apply dressing and bandages at the incision sites. A compression garment is suggested to keep swelling down and to encourage the contouring process during recovery. The length of recovery will depend on the degree of surgery and each individual’s response to the procedure.
You should plan on taking it easy for the first week but most men report returning to normal daily activities in about a week. Although the results of breast reduction surgery are permanent, weight gain will potentially affect the breast area by setting where the fat has been removed. However, glandular tissue will never return after removal.
Cost of Male Breast Reduction Surgery
The cost of your male breast reduction surgery will depend on the techniques involved. The total price will include surgical fees, anesthetics, and other expenses incurred at the clinic.
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Learn more about the highly individualized procedure of male reduction surgery in the Inland Empire. Call today to set up your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.