MALE BREAST REDUCTION
If you are a man with enlarged breasts, it may seem that no matter what you do, your chest is always a source of frustration and embarrassment. If you are unhappy with the look of your chest, you aren’t alone. About 50% of men today suffer from a condition called gynecomastia – excess fat and breast tissue that can inhibit social interaction and cause discomfort. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with gynecomastia; you have options.
Dr. Arledge offers Lubbock, Texas breast reduction surgery for teens and men who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts.
Dr. Arledge is known both for her outstanding qualifications and her compassionate demeanor. She takes great pride in helping her gynecomastia patients to have the masculine-looking chest they have always wanted. If you are interested in gynecomastia treatment with Dr. Arledge, request a consultation online, or call us today at (806) 788-5598 to schedule a visit.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for gynecomastia treatment are healthy, emotionally stable, near or at their ideal weight, and have good skin elasticity. Male breast reduction may be right for you if you want to:
reduce the size of enlarged breasts
eliminate excess, sagging skin
achieve a firmer, flatter chest
Surgical gynecomastia treatment in males who are overweight may not be ideal, since the problem may be resolved with weight loss. Dr. Arledge will discuss your candidacy with you.
During the procedure, Dr. Arledge will make a small incision underneath the breast and create a pocket for placement of the breast implant. Once the implant is placed, Dr. Arledge will close the incision, and send you on your way to recovery. The procedure takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to perform, depending on the specific approach.
For fatty deposits, Dr. Arledge can perform liposuction to remove fat, which requires only small incisions that are easily hidden. In many cases, liposuction alone can alleviate gynecomastia. However, if your gynecomastia is caused by enlarged glandular tissue, the tissue will need to be removed in order to achieve a smoother, slimmer chest. The procedure requires only a small incision at the bottom of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) or under the arm and only takes about 2 hours on average. In some cases, skin excision may be necessary to eliminate excess, sagging skin.
Results and Benefits
You may feel slight discomfort after surgery with some swelling and bruising which usually subsides over the next week or two. To keep swelling to a minimum, will wear an elastic compression garment that keeps constant pressure on the chest and helps promote healing. Most patients are ready to return to work or school within a week.
Most teens and men who undergo gynecomastia treatment are incredibly thrilled with their results and experience a boost in confidence. Your results will be permanent, although maintaining a stable weight is ideal since fluctuations in your weight can affect the look of your firmer, flatter chest.