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Male Breast Reduction: Men Can Have Boobs Too!

Who can forget the iconic Seinfeld episode when Kramer invents “the Bro,” a supportive undergarment for men with enlarged breasts? He tries to help George’s father, Frank Costanza, deal with the discomfort of his “man boobs” by designing the man’s version of a bra. Unfortunately, Kramer and Frank can’t sell their idea, and it never takes off.

That plot in the Seinfeld episode is full of one-liners and goofy situations, which makes for funny television.

But for those men who suffer in real life from enlarged breasts, they’re not laughing.

In fact, “man boobs” will affect at least 30% of males in their lifetimes, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This condition’s official name is gynecomastia. Those who suffer from it experience anxiety, psychosocial discomfort, and fear of breast cancer.

Treating gynecomastia becomes paramount to give patients overall health, wellbeing, and peace of mind. A male breast reduction procedure uses a combination of liposuction and direct excision to reduce the fat and glandular tissue from the breast area, producing a natural, more masculine chest.

What to Expect With Male Breast Reduction

The male breast reduction surgery requires general or local anesthesia — depending on the extent of your reduction — and is done on an outpatient basis. Once the excess tissue is reduced, you will be left with a flatter, firmer chest contour. The procedure is both effective and long-lasting in getting rid of your “man boobs.”

Male breast reduction side effects include swelling and discomfort following surgery, which can be controlled with prescription pain medication. You’ll be given an elastic pressure garment that you’ll need to wear for about two weeks following surgery to help reduce the swelling. Once your stitches are reduced (after two weeks), you can resume normal activities. However, strenuous exercise, sexual activity, or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest should be avoided. 

Male breast reduction surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are healthy
  • Your weight is stable and relatively normal
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You have realistic expectations

Schedule Your Consultation for Male Breast Reduction

Don’t suffer any longer with “man boobs”! The condition isn’t funny, and we can help you get the chest you want to see when you look in the mirror. Male breast reduction surgery works, making you more confident at the beach, in the locker room, or in the bedroom.

For more information on gynecomastia surgery, call us at 615-610-7274 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

The Rise of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

The Rise of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

There are a surprising number of men who suffer from gynecomastia, a condition characterized by enlarged breasts due to an overgrowth of tissue. More and more men are becoming body conscious and Male Breast Reduction surgery is becoming a frequently requested procedure. But why are male breasts becoming enlarged in the first place? It appears the culprit includes everything from medication to lifestyle.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia can affect any male. Most often it is prevalent in pre-pubescent boys and men over 50. It’s actually caused by an imbalance in the estrogen and testosterone hormones. With an influx of estrogen, man boobs or “moobs” form. Because young boys haven’t hit puberty and adult men start to drop testosterone levels as they age, it’s a quite common occurrence. However, when adult men between the ages of 18-34 start to show larger breasts, the cause is usually from an imbalance within the body.

The cause of the imbalance

As of 2016, at least 40% of adult men suffer from gynecomastia. The reasons vary, but most are a result of medications or lifestyle choices. Antidepressants, liver, and heart pills are just some of the medications that can cause a development in extra breast tissue. Excess consumption of alcohol and high levels of stress can also have a serious effect on your body by throwing your hormones out of whack. Man boobs are also a common characteristic associated with obesity and overweight males.

The best candidates

The best candidates for Male Breast Reduction are those with a stable body weight and fairly elasticated skin. It should be noted, male breast reduction is not a substitute for weight loss and every effort should be made to lose weight before resorting to surgery. It’s also best to have realistic expectations of your results.

About the procedure

During your breast reduction procedure, your doctor uses a combination of liposuction and direct excision to remove the fat and glandular tissue from the breast area. The surgery requires general or local anesthesia (depending on the extent of your reduction) and is performed on an outpatient basis. Once the excess tissue is removed, you will be left with a flatter, firmer chest contour.

The downtime and side effects

Male breast reduction side effects include swelling and discomfort. Usually, your doctor will prescribe pain medication to help make the recovery process more comfortable. You’ll be given an elastic pressure garment that you’ll need to wear for about two weeks following the surgery to help reduce swelling. Once your stitches are removed, you can resume normal activities. However, strenuous exercise, sexual activity or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest should be avoided.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel is one of the most recognized names in the Middle Tennessee area for surgical and non-surgical procedures. 

Are you ready to see what male breast reduction can do for you? Call 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today!