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Breast reductions are not just for women. Men—desiring a more self-confident image—are now actively seeking cosmetic surgery to correct the once taboo condition of “man boobs”.
Learn more about Crispin Plastic Surgery options for your male breast reduction by scheduling a complimentary consultation today with Dr. Crispin.
Simply, an enlargement of a man’s breast that can consist of skin, gland and fat .This change in size can be due to genetics—your dad or another family member suffered from this condition—or it can be due to a hormonal imbalance. Use of anabolic steroid and excessive use of alcohol or marijuana can also lead to gynecomastia.
This condition is very common. Statistics provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) state that approximately 30% of all males will experience some degree of gynecomastia in their lifetime.
Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and effective procedure. Liposuction removes the excess male breast tissue. Optimally a 3mm incision is made in the chest for liposuction and a small incision at the areola to access fat and gland. If there is extra skin, it may require more incisions. The chest is then sculpted for natural-looking contours that complement your frame.
A compression garment is worn the first few weeks after surgery to minimize potential swelling and provide support to healing tissues. Most patients return to work 5 to 7 days post-surgery. You may resume exercise at 30 days after your procedure. 60 days for more strenuous exercise.
1) Are my gynecomastia correction results permanent?
Following a healthy lifestyle will help you successfully maintaining your newly contoured chest. You will to avoid significant weight gain and steroid use.
After months of an intensive search for an experienced , board certified plastic surgeon for gynecomastia, I chose Dr. Crispin. It was important to me that my surgeon had many years of experience with this procedure. Dr. Crispin advised how common this issue is for men and performs 2-4 male breast reductions a week. I was ready to have the surgery immediately. Recovery was fairly easy. I was sore but that was to be expected. My result is pretty spectacular. This was a life changing procedure and my only regret was not getting it done sooner. Thank you Dr. Crispin