excess male breast fat, male breast gland, or both
Gynecomastia / Male Breast Reduction
Shirts off to a procedure that can help restore your confidence.
My Gynecomastia results are fantastic! I look better then the extreme makeovers people see on reality TV shows. I recommend Dr. Kolker to anyone who is serious about plastic surgery.MR
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Gynecomastia, is very common, but is infrequently discussed. If you feel ashamed or insecure about taking off your shirt at the beach or at the gym, you are not alone. Deposits of excess fat and breast tissue affect 40%-60% of men, and whether mild or severe, they can be the source of considerable embarrassment and self consciousness.
Gynecomastia correction, or male breast reduction, is frequently performed to reduce the size and shape of the enlarged breast tissue. While gynecomastia can contribute to physical pain in the breast area, for most men it is the discomfort they feel with their shirts off. Although weight loss can help reduce gynecomastia, for most it will not eliminate it. In most cases, gynecomastia correction, or male breast reduction, surgery proves to be the only solution.
- Tiny pectoral crease incision (mild gynecomastia),
- Beneath areola (moderate gynecomastia), or around areola (more pronounced gynecomastia)
- Liposuction alone
- Liposuction with breast gland removal
- Liposuction, gland removal, and skin removal
Male breast reduction stats
- Length: 1.5 to 3 hours
- Back to Work: 3 - 5 days
- Return to Exercise 7 days (light cardio), 3 weeks (more strenuous)
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During your initial consultation with Dr. Kolker, he will thoroughly discuss your desires and expectations for gynecomastia correction with you. After a comprehensive history and physical examination, the doctor will review the surgical options, and recommend the one that he thinks is best of your body type. Dr. Kolker will discuss specific instructions for preparing for surgery, including diet and medication requirements. He will also clearly explain your post-surgery needs so that you can prepare in advance.
There are several surgical techniques that can be used in male breast reduction and gynecomastia correction. If Dr. Kolker determines that excessive fatty tissue is the primary reason for your enlarged breasts, Dr. Kolker will use liposuction techniques through tiny incisions to remove the excess fat. If there is excess breast glandular tissue present, in addition to liposuction, a small incision is placed immediately beneath the areola (the dark skin of the nipple) to directly reduce the excess breast gland. In cases where there is considerable skin excess, or an enlarged areolar size, an incision that progresses around the areola may be advised to reduce excess skin as well, and to further firm the chest. The gynecomastia correction procedure takes between two and three hours. The gynecomastia correction procedure is performed as an ambulatory procedure in our fully accredited in-office surgical facility.
An elastic pressure garment will be worn continuously for two weeks, and for several weeks longer at night. You may return to work after three to five days. Light aerobic activity may begin approximately 7 days following surgery, and more strenuous exercise is begun at three weeks.
Gynecomastia correction is most often performed as an isolated procedure. For men who are considering additional plastic surgery, male breast reduction is combined most often with liposuction, particularly liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. Facial rejuvenation procedures may also be performed as a combined procedure.