Today, men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. Since 2000, the number of procedures undergone by men has increased by nearly 90%!
The most common procedures among men currently are facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and liposuction. Many men who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure to enhance their appearance are turning to non invasive medical spa treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox to enjoy a younger, more refreshed appearance as well.
One specific male surgery is for gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. It is more common than you might think. When diet, exercise, and medications fail to resolve the issue, male breast reduction surgery can remove excess skin and tissue for a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest and profile.
Good candidates for this procedure are men of any age who demonstrate good physical and emotional health, and who refrain from using tobacco products, marijuana, anabolic steroids, or excessive alcohol, since these substances are known causes of gynecomastia. They have also already tried to correct the issue through proper exercise or weight loss regimens. The best candidates have a healthy body mass index and firm, elastic skin that will adapt well to the body’s new contours.
The type of male breast reduction procedure that you undergo depends on the type of tissue that needs to be removed; glandular tissue is removed through discreet incisions, and fatty tissue is removed with liposuction, which uses a cannula (thin tube) to vacuum away the unwanted deposits through small incisions. If needed, excess skin is cut away as well. After the surgery, you will need to wear a pressure garment constantly for one to two weeks, and for a few additional weeks at night. You will see immediate results, this will continue to improve as swelling diminishes, revealing your new chest profile.
The single most important factor in the success of cosmetic surgery is the surgeon you select.