When most people hear the term “Breast Augmentation”, they tend to think of that as a procedure normally meant for females. However, we at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center like to point out the possibilities that are often overlooked. For instance, breast reduction is possible for Males, as well as Females. Male Breast Reduction allows for men who desire a less-profound chest to finally have the look they want.

 

Why do men who need it?

Typically Male Breast Reduction is administered to men who happen to feature Gynecomastia. This is a condition where benign mammary glandular tissue has grown in the male breasts, causing them to bulge out. These are commonly known as moobs (“man-boobs”). Almost half of all men have this condition to a certain degree. It is perfectly normal, but it can also be easily adjusted.

 

How it works

Gynecomastia surgery focuses on creating a flatter and more hardened chest. It is performed using either one of three types of treatments. The first is scar-less male breast reduction (includes liposuction). This is usually done when the male breasts are mostly filled with fat. The second option is through excision. This is performed if you carry saggy skin or excess glandular tissue. The third option is liposuction combined with excision. This is for when one contains excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue. If your gynecomastia is the result of certain medical circumstances, then you’ll have to take care of them before taking our procedure.

 

Popularity

The procedure has grown popular in recent years due to Gynecomastia being prevalent in the male population. Celebrities such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have undergone the procedure in order to be less top-heavy and look more chiseled.

 

Before undertaking the procedure, you will, of course, have to check with Dr. Gartner for a proper evaluation to see what kind of treatment you are eligible for. For more information on our procedure, be sure to see the treatment page here. Contact Dr. Gartner if you have any questions not answered on our pages.

 

Sources:

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/lose-the-moobs-male-breast-reduction-on-the-rise-as-even-the-rock-admits-going-under-the-knife-30214849.html

 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gynecomastia/home/ovc-20257576

 

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/gynecomastia-surgery

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/male-breast-reduction-gaining-popularity-fastest-growing-cosmetic-surgery-u-u-s-article-1.195210