Male Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction Overview
At Carmel Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons located just north of Indianapolis in Carmel IN, our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Male Breast Reduction Surgery for gynecomastia also known as male breast enlargement or hypertrophy.
Gynecomastia -(enlarged male breasts) - while a common and usually harmless condition, can be a source of embarrassment for men, causing them to avoid situations where their chest might be exposed. In many cases, weight loss and targeted exercise don't alter their appearance, adding to a low self-image. Gynecomastia has many causes, including side-effects from medications and anabolic steroids, glandular imbalances, and obesity. Patients should first talk to their doctor to seek underlying causes before considering surgery; however, in many cases, surgical sculpting is the best means of correcting enlarged male breasts.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is the surgical procedure to remove fat, glandular breast tissue and some times excess skin to create a flatter, firmer, and a better contoured chest. This is usually accomplished through both surgical excision and liposuction.
After surgery, compression garments are used to decrease swelling. Initial healing will include swelling, numbness, soreness, bruising, and discomfort that can be controlled by medication. It may take several months for swelling to fully subside. Following surgery, you can expect a more sculpted look and an enhanced self-image.
Inquire About Breast Reduction for Men
Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals for your breast reduction procedure. Our physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman, will educate you further on the procedure, evaluate your case, and help you decide the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences and maintains your health.