Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta

The development of excess benign breast tissue in men and boys is more commonplace than is commonly thought.

A Male Breast Reduction may be the answer. Many men and boys, at some point in their lives, develop excessive tissue in the region of the pectoral muscles, creating an appearance like female breasts. Many people are unaware that men also have breast tissue, and excess of breast tissue is known as gynecomastia.

What is a Male Breast Reduction?

For many men and adolescent boys, having unusually enlarged breasts prevents them from enjoying life to the fullest, due to the embarrassment of going shirtless, which may hold them back from enjoying certain outdoor sports or activities like swimming or water sports.

Among teen boys, the problem of bullying is also a menace for those that suffer from gynecomastia, causing psychological trauma that can plant the seed for future emotional challenges.

Luckily, benign enlargement of breast tissue in men and boys may be successfully removed by means of cosmetic surgery, eliminating the problem and restoring a lean and contoured appearance. Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery, removes breast tissue, excess fat and tightens the pectoral region, producing a lean, contoured, masculine chest in men and teen boys.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia may be caused by any number of factors and may affect men at any age starting from adolescence onward. In some cases, the condition may be hereditary, or it may be the result of underlying health problems, including glandular or hormonal conditions.

In other cases, diet and nutrition may play a significant role, particularly in the case of individuals who are eating poorly while leading a sedentary lifestyle. Certain medications and drugs may also exacerbate the problem, causing the breasts to become larger no matter how much exercise you do.

These include:

  • Anti-androgens - flutamide, finasteride (Propecia)
  • AIDS medications
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-anxiety medications (Valium)
  • Anti-nausea medications (Reglan)
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana

How is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Male breast reduction is best achieved by means of aesthetic surgery and is normally performed under general anesthesia. The procedure typically requires the use of hairline incisions that leave barely visible scars designed to fade over time.

Many cases can be addressed with liposuction alone. For best results, Dr. Jones may recommend combining liposuction with gynecomastia surgery to extract any excess fatty deposits and breast tissue that may remain after surgery, as well as tighten the skin in the chest and pectoral region, to enhance contour and muscular definition.

You will need to set aside a few days to rest following male breast reduction surgery, and full recovery may take about 4-6 weeks. You may have to forego such activities as contact sports for as long as two months.

Consultation for Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta, GA

Among the Atlanta area’s most trusted and respected cosmetic surgeons is Dr. Nicholas Jones, a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned local and national recognition for his skill and expertise in aesthetic procedures for male and female patients, including male breast reduction procedures.

Dr. Jones works closely with each of his patients, getting to know each patient as individuals, to help each achieve his or her specific aesthetic goals. Our facility serves male and female patients in the greater Atlanta area and neighboring communities in Georgia. Call our office today at (404) 856-0284 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jones.

Are There Visible Scars After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is performed using minuscule incisions that leave tiny hairline scars camouflaged in inconspicuous locations so that they are difficult to perceive. Over time, the scars fade naturally and become nearly invisible in most patients.

How Long Do Results of Male Breast Reduction Surgery Last?

Once breast and fat cells are removed from the pectoral region, they are removed permanently. Nevertheless, the procedure does not remove 100% of your cells, and patients are advised to maintain optimal results, they must maintain a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, with plenty of physical activity and exercise. This is because future weight gain could contribute to the expansion of the remaining fat cells and a recurrence of the problem.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery the Only Treatment?

In cases where there is an underlying hormonal condition, treatment with oral medication or hormonal supplementation may be indicated and has shown to be successful in some patients.

Making improvements in lifestyle, like eating a healthier diet and getting more exercise, has also helped some patients to achieve a trimmer and leaner appearance in the torso and chest, though there are cases of gynecomastia that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Currently, there are several FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction procedures that may effectively address the issue in less severe cases, and particularly in younger patients.

​​​​​Procedures like laser therapy are less invasive than surgery and may resolve the issue in some patients, depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s aesthetic goals. ​​Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, is a non-invasive procedure now being used for targeted fat reduction and to treat benign male breast enlargement caused by excess fat in the chest region.

​​​​​​​But not all patients respond to these non-surgical treatments, and for many, the problem persists. Some patients have simply accumulated an excessive amount of fat cells in the pectoral region and will require some sort of procedure to extract and remove the excess fat to achieve a leaner and more contoured appearance. Those patients will require at minimum a liposuction treatment, or a liposuction treatment combined with gynecomastia surgery.

What is Recovery Like After Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

It is normal for patients to experience some soreness and swelling in the chest area immediately after the procedure, and these symptoms may last for several days. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment to help the area heal more effectively.

Any discomfort that you experience should be easily treated with over the counter pain medications like Ibuprofen. While most patients return to school, work, and other normal daily activities within a few days following the procedure, Dr. Jones may recommend you avoid strenuous exercise for about three weeks to make sure that your body heals fully before risking any injury to the treatment area.

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3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327

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