Gynecomastia is a breast condition affecting men of all ages and is experienced following a decrease in testosterone. This is associated with enlarged breasts or the development of excess breast tissue in men approaching middle age. Enlarged breasts can be an effect of genetics, excess weight, medications, drug or alcohol use, and health conditions such as hyperthyroidism. Patients who have recently lost a large amount of weight can improve their appearance and restore a toned body with male breast reduction.
Male breast reduction is performed using liposuction techniques that remove excess skin and fat tissue. Once the desired size and shape is realized, the nipple is repositioned to the ideal location. Specific techniques can vary according to the individual case and degree of correction required. Most post-bariatric patients report a high level of satisfaction with their results.
To ensure successful recovery, rest and relaxation is recommended. A follow-up appointment will likely be scheduled within a few days. Male breast reduction patients may be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and bruising for a period of 4-6 weeks. Patients are encouraged to refrain from performing strenuous activity for the following 3-5 weeks.
The office of Dr. Layke and Dr. Danielpour can answer additional questions or concerns regarding gynecomastia. Please contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group to schedule a consultation and prepare for the procedure.