Why male breast reduction is necessary.
In the vast majority of cases, male breast reduction is necessary due to a common condition called gynecomastia. Characterized by the development of excess tissue and fatty deposits in the breasts, men of all ages and sizes are known to suffer from the condition. In addition to contributing to an undesirable and overly feminized appearance, gynecomastia also leads to psychological distress and a dramatically reduced quality of life. Because gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise alone, a male breast reduction is generally the only way to firm the chest and restore a masculine contour.
A custom approach to male breast reduction.
Dr. Scarpidis doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to any of his cosmetic surgeries – and the male breast reduction is no exception. As such, he offers two distinct procedures designed to eliminate excess breast tissue. During your pre-surgery appointments, he will work closely with you to determine which procedure is in your best interest and can achieve the masculine appearance you desire.
SmartLipo Chest Laser Liposuction
If your breasts feature excess fatty deposits but not much glandular development, SmartLipo Chest Laser Liposuction may be your ideal procedure. The treatment allows Dr. Scarpidis to remove targeted areas of fat, while firming and tightening the skin to achieve a more masculine chest. It’s a quick and comfortable procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia in our private New York office, and it’s associated with a very swift recovery period.
If your excess breast tissue cannot be addressed exclusively through liposuction, Dr. Scarpidis may recommend surgical excision under general anesthesia. In this case, he will make a small incision along the bottom of each areola before removing the unwanted volume. From there, Dr. Scarpidis will typically perform liposuction as well to achieve a distinctly masculine contour and ensure your final result is exactly what you’d envisioned.
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Are you a candidate for a male breast reduction?
To be considered an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction, you should be in good health and have suffered with gynecomastia for at least one year. In addition, your enlarged breasts should no longer be growing, and the excess tissue should be unresponsive to diet and exercise. In other words, you’ve tried making lifestyle changes to eliminate the excess volume – and nothing has worked. As long as you meet those requirements, and your enlarged breasts cause you emotional distress and physical discomfort, this procedure just may be in your best interest.