Male breast reduction can help remove excess fat and tissue to create a more masculine-looking chest. Men with larger breasts may be embarrassed of their body and uncomfortable wearing any form-fitting clothing. Some men with enlarged breasts also have difficulty enjoying sports or physical activities. Afraid to take their shirt off in public, many men decline to partake in social activities that will make them uncomfortable, affecting their quality of life. At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve a more sculpted chest with gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia is the medical term that is given to men with enlarged breasts. While gynecomastia is often not talked about, it is a common condition that affects a large amount of men. Gynecomastia can affect one breast or both breasts. Men may experience gynecomastia for a variety of reasons, including obesity, genetics, side effects of medication or medical condition, and even hormonal imbalances. In some cases, gynecomastia can be improved by adjusting medications, prescribing new medications, or lifestyle alterations, but when these changes do not improve gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery can help.
Gynecomastia surgery removes excess tissue and fat that causes enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia can even remove excess skin in cases of extreme weight loss. The chest will appear firmer, flatter, and more masculine after excess skin is removed. Male breast reduction surgery can help treat enlarged breasts that are resistant to proper diet and exercise. The process of treating gynecomastia varies depending on what causes your particular case of gynecomastia. During male breast reduction surgery, there are 2 main differences in treatment, which include treating excess glandular tissue and excess fatty tissue.
Excess glandular tissue will be surgically excised from the breast for a more contoured appearance. Glandular tissue removal may also be combined with liposuction to achieve an even firmer chest. Any liposuction incisions are discreetly placed so that there is little to no visible scarring after your gynecomastia surgery. In most cases, a liposuction incision is placed around the areola or underarm. Excess glandular tissue will be surgically removed from the bottom of the breast and around the areola.
Liposuction is routinely performed in cases of removing excess fatty tissue during gynecomastia surgery. Liposuction incisions are inconspicuously placed along the areola or the underarm to provide the most natural-looking gynecomastia results. A cannula (slim tube) will be gently inserted through these incisions to remove the excess fat from your breast, contouring the chest to be more firm, flat, and sculpted. In some cases of gynecomastia, the nipples and areolas may need to be placed higher for a more natural-looking chest. The nipples and areolas may also be reshaped during gynecomastia surgery to better fit the shape and size of your chest after male breast reduction surgery.
|Removing Excess Glandular Tissue||Removing Excess Fatty Tissue|
|Glandular tissue will be surgically excised||Fatty tissue will be removed through liposuction|
|May also be combined with liposuction||Liposuction will be performed through small incisions on the areolas or underarms|
|Excess glandular tissue removed from bottom of the breast and around areola||Excess fatty tissue will be removed in layers to define your chest|
Your gynecomastia consultation will consist of an evaluation of your general health, medical history, and a breast evaluation to determine the extent of breast reduction needed. Dr. Asaadi may run some medical tests to further understand your case of gynecomastia and to determine its cause. If Dr. Asaadi finds an underlying cause for your case of gynecomastia, he may refer you to a leading specialist or doctor who can help you treat gynecomastia without surgery. On the other hand, if there is no underlying medical cause, Dr. Asaadi can begin to personalize your male breast reduction surgery to best meet your particular needs. Ideal gynecomastia candidates are looking to reduce the size of their breast and create a more sculpted, contoured chest.
After assessing the amount of excess glandular tissue or fatty tissue present, Dr. Asaadi can determine which gynecomastia surgical technique will be best for your particular case. Some medications may need to be stopped prior to your gynecomastia surgery, especially any medications that may thin your blood. On the day of your male breast reduction surgery, we advise that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with no jewelry.
Common gynecomastia side effects include slight discomfort, swelling, or bruising. Side effects vary depending on what technique is performed during your gynecomastia surgery. Any discomfort can be minimized through an oral medication prescribed by Dr. Asaadi. It is important that you have someone accompany you to your gynecomastia surgery, as you will not be able to drive immediately following your male breast reduction procedure. If possible, you should have a friend or family member stay with you the first 1-2 days following your gynecomastia surgery.
A drain may be placed during your gynecomastia surgery to remove any excess fluid or liquid from your surgical site. Your chest will be bandaged to keep your healing skin firmly in place and to avoid any potential irritation to your incisions. To promote proper healing, you may be prescribed a compression garment to reduce the severity of swelling for the first 1-2 weeks following your male breast reduction surgery. Swelling and bruising will continue to lessen in the weeks following your gynecomastia surgery. While you may notice initial improvements in your chest, final gynecomastia results will appear in the weeks and months following your male breast reduction surgery, as your swelling continues to fade.
After your gynecomastia surgery, light walking may help you begin to return to your normal activity. While each patient heals at a different rate, many patients feel well enough to return to work 2-3 days following male breast reduction. Stitches are generally removed 1-2 weeks after your gynecomastia surgery, depending on your rate of healing. You will not be able to partake in strenuous activity or sports for at least 4 weeks following your male breast reduction to reduce the chance of any stress or injury occurring to your healing chest. We also suggest you do not expose your incisions to direct sunlight for 6 months to reduce the possibility of visible scarring.
It is important that you choose a skilled gynecomastia surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s body is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs male breast reduction, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering gynecomastia.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss gynecomastia with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our gynecomastia surgeon.
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I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
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I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
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I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
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My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
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“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
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“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
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Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
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In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
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Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.