Male Breast Reduction Surgery
As plastic surgery has continued to grow in popularity in the past several years, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna’s practice has broadened its services to meet the growing needs of our patients. The field of male plastic surgery in particular has seen significant growth, with more men coming to realize the benefits of cosmetic treatments. One common problem faced by our male patients is gynecomastia, or an enlargement of the breasts. This is a condition that can be physically uncomfortable as well as emotionally distressing. Many men feel that this condition distracts from their masculinity and creates an unbecoming physical appearance. Fortunately, this is a condition that can be corrected with plastic surgery. Dr. Mesna offers his Minneapolis patients male breast reduction surgery to sculpt and tone the chest area so that is appears more muscular and masculine.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Many patients feel embarrassed by gynecomastia because they feel alone in the condition. In fact, gynecomastia is a condition that affects a significant number of men. Men with gynecomastia experience excessive local fat deposits, excessive glandular tissue, or a combination of the two. It is important for men to realize that this is often a medical condition and cannot be treated through diet and exercise alone. Male breast reduction is the most effective way to treat gynecomastia and create the masculine appearance that our patients desire.
Male Breast Reduction Candidates
Male breast reduction is a good solution for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of enlarged breasts and would like to tone the chest area. The best candidates for male breast reduction are those whose breast growth has stabilized, who are in a healthy weight range, and who have realistic expectations for the results of surgery. Because gynecomastia is a medical condition, it is important for patients to realize that if breast development continues, a secondary procedure may be necessary in the future.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery is personalized to meet the needs of each of our patients. For patients who have suffered from a minimal case of gynecomastia, or those whose main problem is an excess of fat tissue, liposuction alone may be able to produce the toned appearance the patient desires. With liposuction, Dr. Mesna can remove localized fat deposits using a small, hollow tube, in order to sculpt a firmer chest.
In some cases, patients will require excision (often along with liposuction) to create the desired results of male breast reduction. In these cases, Dr. Mesna will remove excess glandular tissue and skin so that the chest area can be tightened. If the breasts have sagged as a result of the excess fat and tissue, the areola can also be reduced and the nipple can be repositioned to produce a more masculine appearance.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have suffered from physical discomfort or embarrassment because of breast enlargement, it is time to consider male breast reduction. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory T. Mesna at your earliest convenience to learn how male breast reduction can benefit you. We look forward to working with you!