Male Breast Reduction New Orleans
If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, male breast reduction is an option to consider. Most men realize, it’s important to look your best. Men suffering from larger than normal breast might suffer from gynecomastia. You don’t have to let gynecomastia keep you from feeling your most confident self. With the help of a skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Pelias, you can restore a natural masculine appearance to your chest. Today’s advanced techniques allow for a short surgery, quick recovery, and virtually invisible scars.
Due to genetics, use of certain medications, or other unspecified reasons, some men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts. It is estimated that up to 50% of men experience some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Gynecomastia can present at any age. Enlarged breast can be uncomfortable and psychologically devastating. By the time men seek a consultation with Dr. Pelias, many of them have tried everything to achieve a more masculine appearance to their chest.
WHAT IS A MALE BREAST REDUCTION?
Male breast reduction is the most effective known treatment for gynecomastia. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest. Male Breast Reduction is performed on an outpatient basis using a general anesthesia in Metairie at the Surgery Center or on the West Bank. The procedure can last from 1-3 hours depending on the extent of correction.
While losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breast for some men, often times there is excess glandular tissue as well, causing even the lean patients to notice enlarged breast. During your initial meeting with Dr. Pelias, you will explain your goals and expectations of the surgery. Often Dr. Pelias finds that the crease under the breast is too low and rounded for the best to have the appearance that her patients desire. She performs a customized procedure to raise that crease along with the removal of the excess tissue. Male breast reduction procedure offers dramatic, near immediate improvements with minimal scaring.
Following surgery, patients commonly say they feel comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years, and report an enhanced sense of self-confidence.
LIPOSUCTION FOR MALE BREAST REDUCTION
Today, Dr. Pelias is able to treat a growing number of gynecomastia patients using liposuction. Dr. Pelias is trained in liposuction and has specific experience performing male breast reduction using liposuction. The procedure for treating gynecomastia with liposuction and involves a small incision on each side of the chest. Through these incisions, Dr. Pelias will remove excess fat, at the same time sculpting a new chest contour that looks natural to your body.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION WITH TISSUE EXCISION
More severe cases of gynecomastia may require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Additionally, patients who have stretched, sagging skin around the breast will usually require this approach. Tissue excision allows Dr. Pelias to remove a greater amount of glandular tissue that cannot be successfully treated with liposuction alone.
The location and length of the incisions depends on the extent of surgery needed, but are typically located around the edge of the areola or within the natural crease of the chest. Dr. Pelias will place incisions so that the scars are as inconspicuous as possible.
WHAT IS RECOVERY FROM MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY LIKE?
Typically, patients feel ready to return to work within 1 week of surgery. The recovery process following surgery is typically quite tolerable. Patients are given a compression garment to wear for the first few weeks after surgery; this helps to minimize swelling and offers support to the healing tissue. Vigorous exercise is off-limits for about 4-6 weeks following surgery. It is common for patients to experience soreness and some swelling. It is important to understand that every patient heals at a unique pace; Dr. Pelias will give you individual instructions for recovery.
After gynecomastia surgery, you should notice an immediate improvement in the shape and appearance of your chest. While you may feel sore for a few days, pain is usually minimal. Dr. Pelias will likely prescribe some pain medication, many men find that over-the-counter options, such as Tylenol, is sufficient.
MAINTAING YOUR IMPROVED CHEST CONTOUR
Male breast reduction results are meant to be permanent – the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin removed are gone for good. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Significant weight gain, steroid use, or certain medical conditions could result in a recurrence of gynecomastia.
IF you are suffering from gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery could be the right solution to correct this condition and help you feel more condiment in your appearance. The best way to learn about your options is to consult with Dr. Pelias.