Gynecomastia is derived from the Greek words literally meaning “woman breasts.” It is an embarrassing and awkward experience for many men, and can be brought about by factors as diverse as age, weight fluctuations, genetics, and the use of certain medications.
As a man dissatisfied with the presence of male breasts, you may be feeling out of place in your body or overly self-conscious. It is possible that excessive breast tissue in males will fail to respond to methods such as diet and exercise, making a reduction of their appearance impossible through these methods.
Board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin is sensitive to the uncomfortable feelings large breasts can produce in men. Throughout your Atlanta plastic surgery process, he will work with you on an individualized and completely confidential level, rejuvenating a masculine physique and body profile.
Male Breast Reduction
Your Atlanta male breast reduction procedure will need to be tailored to meet your exact needs. For many men, this includes little more than a small incision and the use of liposuction to gently remove excess fatty tissue. This technique alone will treat 90% of gynecomastia. If your breasts have been caused by excess glandular tissue, a larger incision will be required, through which Dr. Crispin can remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. This method, known as “excision,” will leave some visible scarring, but it may be necessary to remove male breasts.
Recovery from Atlanta male breast reduction procedures is relatively quick. For the first few weeks, you may experience discomfort and swelling. These things can be controlled through the use of compression garments and pain medications. Work can generally be resumed within one to two days, as well as a mild exercise regimen. For the first month, you will want to avoid strenuous exercise and demanding work to help minimize impact to your surgical site. However, once you have fully recovered, beginning a solid exercise routine will help provide long-lasting results.
Diet and exercise will be key components in maintaining your masculine profile. Once removed, fat and glandular tissue cannot come back. This does not mean that new fat cannot accumulate. Taking care of your body will be an essential part of keeping a toned and masculine appearance for years to come.
If you are a man living with gynecomastia in Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule a male breast reduction consultation with Atlanta cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin. Serving Atlanta, Marietta, and surrounding areas.