How Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Get Rid of Gynecomastia?

Men who struggle with enlarged male breasts can experience issues with self-confidence and have trouble enjoying many activities. Male breast reduction surgery eliminates this condition to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest. After this procedure, many men feel like they have been freed from limitations and can fully enjoy life. 

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia means enlarged male breasts. This common condition can result from hormonal changes, which makes it especially common for young men undergoing puberty. Other factors include genetics, lifestyle, certain medications, and some medical conditions. Your large breasts may contain mostly fat, mostly breast tissue, or a combination of the two. Dr. Brenman will customize your procedure to achieve a flatter chest with the least invasive procedures.  Gynecomastia Plymouth Meeting

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What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is a way to decrease the size of your breasts. The details of this procedure will depend on the size of your breasts and their composition. The procedure removes the excess breast volume to leave your chest flatter and more masculine. Dr. Brenman will customize your procedure to achieve a flatter chest with the least invasive procedures . Gynecomastia surgery is a life-changing procedure that can dramatically improve your self-esteem

How Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Get Rid of Gynecomastia?

Dr. Brenman performs gynecomastia surgery under general anesthesia. Liposuction is used to eliminate fat, and any excess breast tissue is also removed. The incisions may be made along the edge of the areola or elsewhere, depending on your needs. These incisions are very small and will heal almost invisibly. Since male breasts range widely in size and what they are made of, each procedure is unique, and some may require a more advanced procedure than others. Dr. Brenman uses liposuction as a tool to sculpt more masculine chest contours for a look you feel comfortable with. 

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What is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Most people experience bruising, swelling, and soreness in the treated area after surgery. Most people return to work three to five days after the procedure. You can go back to most of your regular activities after two to three weeks. You will receive a compression garment to wear around your chest for the first week. Attend your follow-up appointments as required to ensure quick healing and excellent results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is recommended for healthy adults with concerns about the appearance of their chests. Good candidates should have reasonable expectations and understand all risks and benefits. Individuals may benefit from medical testing to determine the underlying cause of their gynecomastia so it can be addressed. 
This visit was a pleasure! Dr. Brenman thoroughly explained my options and did seem rushed. He answered all my questions and made me comfortable with making my decision. Gina was friendly and helpful in facilitating scheduling etc. I feel confident in my choice.
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Want to learn more about male breast reduction? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule a convenient appointment with us in the near future.

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