Is gynecomastia keeping you from feeling self-confident? Do you wish you looked better in your shirts? We are here to help. Discover the answers to common questions regarding male breast reduction.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is a procedure used to treat gynecomastia, a condition where men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts. This condition is estimated to affect half of all males at some point in their lives and can be caused by many factors including genetics, hormonal complications, some diseases, obesity or sustained use of steroids or particular medications.
What Type of Anesthesia is Used?
During your initial consultation, we will help you determine the best type of anesthesia to use in your particular case.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Again, during your initial consultation, an expert will help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for male breast reduction. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you:
- Have poor social confidence due to your breast size
- Struggle to find shirts to conceal your chest
- Avoid the pool or beach
- Are unhappy with the appearance of your chest
Of course, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure. For instance, you must be in good general health to undergo this procedure, so severely overweight individuals should wait to have this procedure until they are closer to a healthy weight.
What Should I Do to Prepare?
To prepare for your procedure, you must first undergo a medical evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. You may need to adjust or stop taking particular medications and stop smoking.
What Else Should I Know?
If your gynecomastia is caused by an excess of fat around their chest, liposuction can reduce breast enlargement successfully. However, if excess fat is not the only cause of your gynecomastia, then may need a more involved procedure.
One of the best parts of male breast reduction is the results are almost always permanent. This is because excess breast tissue is removed. Under certain circumstances, the results will not last an entire lifetime. Such cases which can lead to gynecomastia recurrence include some medical conditions and abusing certain drugs.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
To learn more about male breast reduction and determine if it is right for you, talk to Dr. Janho and the friendly professionals at Bella Forma CSC & Medspa in Duluth, GA. Contact us today to book your appointment.