With gynecomastia becoming a growing problem among men of all ages, discussions about male breast reduction surgeries have also become more common. Gynecomastia, or the development of male breasts, can be caused by many factors including an imbalance of hormones in the body. It can lead to frustration, embarrassment, and discomfort, but gynecomastia need not go untreated anymore. Recent trends have shown that many men from their late teens to mid-life and beyond have been consulting with their plastic surgeons about male breast reduction. One of the biggest groups of men interested in this procedure is soon-to-be grooms planning their weddings.
What Does Male Breast Reduction Involve?
A breast reduction surgery is very similar whether it is for a male or female patient, although the end results may be different. Male breast reductions will remove as much breast tissue and fat as possible to leave a more naturally contoured male chest behind. Female procedures aim to remove just enough tissue to leave the breasts a more desirable, and practical, size and shape. If you’re looking into a male breast reduction before your wedding or for any other reason, meet with your plastic surgeon to plan your procedure in a consultation. Your surgery will most likely be performed under general anesthesia and will begin with the placement of an incision on each breast. The typical incision pattern is an anchor-like design that extends down from the nipple and runs along the crease beneath the breast tissue. Male breast reductions may involve different types of incisions, depending on your individual circumstances. Once they are in place, the surgeon will remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin before he relocates the nipple and areola to a more natural looking location. If needed, your chest can be reshaped before the incisions are sutured closed and the procedure concludes.
Can CoolSculpting Be Used to Reduce Male Breasts?
In some cases of gynecomastia, the problem lies with excess fat cells instead of breast tissue. Formerly overweight or obese male patients may have difficulty eliminating fatty pockets in the breast area with a healthy diet and exercise. These stubborn fat cells can be treated directly with the nonsurgical CoolSculpting treatment alone or in conjunction with a male breast reduction, if needed. CoolSculpting works by treating fat cells with specially targeted cold temperatures. The fat cells will freeze without affecting the surrounding tissue. They are then broken down by the body and flushed permanently, leaving the area with a slimmer, smoother contour. CoolSculpting does not involve any incisions or surgical techniques, making it an ideal choice for patients who need quick recovery turnarounds. Your results will emerge slowly over the course of several weeks, reducing fat in the area up to 20 percent. Some patients are able to work with their plastic surgeon to design a course of treatments to achieve their desired final results.
How Can Grooms Benefit from Male Breast Reduction?
A lot of planning goes into a wedding ad today’s modern grooms are just as interested in their special day as their partners. Still, much of the planning goes into the bride’s gown, hair, makeup, and overall look as she plans to stun her guests. Grooms deserve just as much of the spotlight as brides today and have begun taking special care in selecting their own wedding-day apparel too. After all, both the bride and groom will be the focus of those wedding photos and want to look their best. For grooms-to-be battling the embarrassing problem of male breasts, a looming wedding day can bring a lot of anxiety. While there’s no need to be ashamed of your gynecomastia symptoms, many men are uncomfortable with the results and want the chance to eliminate this excess tissue. With grooms being encouraged to look their best for their ceremony, many more are using their impending nuptials as the perfect reason to seek surgery. Not only is it a solution to their physical discomfort and emotional stress, but male breast reduction can also help men to look and feel their very best.
When Should Male Breast Reduction Surgery Be Planned?
To make sure you’re completely healed before your wedding day arrives, you’ll need to work closely with your plastic surgeon to plan your procedure down to every detail. Schedule your surgery day early enough to allow yourself several weeks to account for swelling, bruising, and some sensitivity to the area. You won’t want to be restricted at your wedding reception, so give yourself the time you need. Work with your family and your partner to plan around other major events leading up to the wedding day as well, including bachelor parties, wedding showers, rehearsals, and more. Make your male breast reduction surgery an important part of your planning experience and you’ll find a way to squeeze it in to your schedule.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Whether you’re a soon-to-be-groom or just a man hoping to reclaim a more masculine looking chest, it’s time to consider a male breast reduction for yourself. Any man experiencing the physical symptoms of gynecomastia can be evaluated for this procedure, so learn more from your plastic surgeon today. In order to be considered a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery, you should be in good overall health, not smoke, and have a realistic expectation for your results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery is to meet with a plastic surgeon and talk about your medical history, physical concerns, and motivations for surgery. When you consult with Dr. Rubinstein about your male breast reduction surgery, he will use the VECTRA 3D Imagingsystemto create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself.
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To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.