Murfreesboro’sMale Breast Reduction Surgery
Restore Your Slimmer Physique
Breast reduction can give your male torso a more toned, muscular shape. If you are a male and feel your breasts are too large or you desire a more youthful, slimmer physique, male breast reduction may be a good procedure for you.
About half of all men have excess localized fat and/or glandular tissue in one or both breasts. This condition is known as gynecomastia. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), gynecomastia accounts for more than 70% of all male breast disorders. Surgery with or without liposuction may be used to treat enlarged male breasts.
In most cases, the cause of enlarged breasts is unknown. Among older men, gynecomastia often results from decreasing levels of testosterone.
Medications may also cause enlarged breasts, including:
- Anti-androgens used to treat prostate enlargement or cancer and some other conditions
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Ulcer medications
- Cancer treatments
- Heart medications
- Anabolic steroids and androgens
- ADHD Medication
At Webb Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, our doctor has a special perspective in regard to his approach to breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia. Our plastic surgeon continues to be involved in competitive sports and fully understands the importance of lessening the signs of any surgery. From our work with athletes, ranging from amateur fighters to competitive bodybuilders, we understand the need for thoughtful attention to the details of incision placement, wound closure, and return to training after the procedure.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure Explained
By utilizing the latest concepts in technology, our doctor is able to reduce scarring to an extreme minimum even if the glandular tissue has to be removed. More severe cases of gynecomastia may necessitate more incisions. However, many times only a small incision blended into the inferior aspect of the areolar/skin junction is needed. Impressive amounts of fibrous glandular tissue can be removed through this small incision. After several months, the incisions fade to an almost imperceptible level. Most glandular excisions are then followed by a blending of the area with liposuction, leaving a flat chest with a smooth contour.
These procedures are performed either under local or general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center, depending upon the desires of the patient and the extent of surgery needed.