Enlarged breast tissue in men — a condition the medical community calls “gynecomastia” — can be quite distressing. Men with abnormally large breasts often feel self-conscious of their looks and uncomfortable exercising or participating in other types of physical activities.
Some men with gynecomastia choose to pursue non-surgical solutions, such as dieting and exercising, in hopes of reducing enlarged breasts. Occasionally, losing weight helps improve the appearance of the swollen breast tissue. However, men with true gynecomastia will generally see their non-surgical efforts fall short — partly because it is impossible to spot-tone fat on the chest, but more so because the swollen breasts are comprised of glandular tissue (which does not respond to diet and exercise).
The only certain and permanent solution to remove this glandular breast tissue and achieve a more masculine chest is surgery with experienced, trustworthy plastic surgeon Dr. David Funt.
Understanding Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery offers noticeable, lasting correction for gynecomastia. During the procedure, Dr. Funt creates several small incisions in the breast skin. Through the openings, he excises surplus glandular tissue and fat. If needed, Dr. Funt can remove excess breast skin folds to correct sagging; he can also reduce oversized areolas. Every surgery is slightly different, as the treatment plan is customized to the individual patient’s anatomy and surgical goals.
In his many years of practice, Dr. Funt has expertly refined his surgical techniques to deliver the results his gynecomastia patients want. Incisions are always carefully planned and placed, so scars are small and discreet. Dr. Funt doesn’t simply remove large amounts of tissue; he also sculpts the remaining tissue to create pleasing, natural-looking chest contours. For the patient who has long struggled with confidence related to the appearance of his chest, the results of gynecomastia surgery can address a major source of embarrassment and anxiety.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction candidates should be in good general health and undergo a thorough medical workup to rule out any underlying health or hormonal problems that could be causing or contributing to gynecomastia. Additionally, candidates should not have any ongoing medical problems that could increase the risk of complications during or after surgery.
Contact Dr. David Funt
For more information about gynecomastia and to find out whether you qualify for surgical treatment, please reach out to Dr. Funt and our team. Call our Woodmere office at (516) 295-0404 or our Roslyn office at (516) 627-6100. You can also email us through our website.
If you have been researching body contouring procedures, you probably have some questions about the differences between surgical options like liposuction and less-invasive alternatives like BODYTITE. However, as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Funt explains, the choice isn’t always a case of either/or. In fact, combining BODYTITE with liposuction can maximize the results to reveal amazing contours.
Breast reduction surgery is a very popular cosmetic procedure. As its name suggests, the goal of the surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts so that they are smaller and lighter, and this eliminates many issues that women with very large breasts face day to day.
As with any surgery, it’s always best to be as well prepared as possible. With that in mind, here are 10 things that you should know if you’re getting breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia is a fairly common condition characterized by excess breast tissue among males. While breast tissue growth is normal and expected for females, a small number of men find that they too experience excess tissue in this area. It is not always known exactly why this happens, but fluctuations in hormones, side effects from medication, weight gain and advancing age are all common factors amongst those males diagnosed with the condition.