Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
Proudly serving Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Nearby Areas of Colorado
Many males suffer from gynecomastia and it can prevent them from feeling their most confident. This can force you to isolate yourself from social activities that you would usually enjoy, and damage your self-esteem. You might feel as if you will be teased or worst. Modern Surgical Arts of Denver wants to liberate from these worries.
Modern Surgical Arts of Denver offers a breast reduction surgery from which you can restore your naturally masculine appearance and with the innovative and advanced techniques in the medical world today this procedure can work for anyone. We want you to feel comfortable in your skin. Everyone deserves that. As males, you might feel as if cosmetic surgery isn’t something for you. That’s fine. Speaking with us will assure you what’s best.
You can peruse all the information we have compiled below and visit our offices at any time for a consultation where we will help you to assess your needs and the risks associated with the procedure and help you to make the right choice to achieve your cosmetic goal. You can also do additional research should you find that necessary as we want you informed and ready. Our experts are extremely experienced and waiting to help you get the body that you deserve. Should you need to talk to us right away, do reach out to us via phone, chat or email.
What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
A male breast reduction procedure typically involves liposuction and surgical removal of fat and glandular tissue. The incisions are made close to the pigmented areas of the nipple, allowing scars to be well hidden after the procedure. In some severe cases excess tissue and skin may be removed.
What to expect
Male breast reductions are usually performed using local anesthesia or sedation alongside general anesthesia. The doctor will make a small incision on each side of the chest and the excess tissue will be removed through these incisions using the liposuction.
A full examination of you medical history age and current medication will be needed to present you with the best options for you. Therefore, we advise you to provide a thorough and transparent medical history. In your consultation, factors such as elasticity of the skin, age current BMI will play a part in the type of surgery that is best for you. If you have any concerns or allergic to anything used, please let us know right away.
Who is a good candidate?
There are several factors to consider as it relates to be a good candidate for male breast reduction. Just like all procedures, we advise that you generally in good health and cease smoking as that might hinder your surgery as well as healing. If you have any concerns, discuss with your certified and experienced surgeons at Modern Surgical Arts of Denver. A good candidate for the procedure would:
- Be physically healthy
- Be at a healthy weight
- Not drink alcohol excessively
- Must not smoke marijuana
- Must not take anabolic steroids
Men who are overweight should try to lose weight before undergoing surgery; this may reduce the tissue enough to where surgery is not necessary. You can discuss this further with your surgeon who will advise you accordingly.
Preparation is necessary for any procedure, surgical or non-surgical. We advise that you take these guidelines seriously as we want you to be in your best health physically and mentally. There are certain steps a patient should take to ensure low risks and a speedy recovery. These will be expanded on during your consultation. These include:
- Keeping a healthy diet before the procedure. This is also required after or as instructed. Maintaining a healthy diet will ensure you remain happy and healthy.
- Begin a regular exercise routine in the weeks leading up to the surgery.
- Stop smoking for at least two weeks before the surgery – smoking constricts blood vessels and reduces oxygen flow.
- Discontinue medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, garlic supplements, green tea extracts, and any medications containing aspirin up to 5 days before the procedure.
- Be sure to take at apply for leave from work and arrange a ride home from surgery. You can also have someone in advance should you need that extra pair of hands throughout your healing.
- Assemble all the supplies you will need during recovery.
Patients may be asked to:
- Get blood tests done
- Adjust current medication
- Quit smoking – thus will help you heal faster and avoid complications
- Arrange for transportation
- Arrange for someone to stay with you the night of and after the surgery
There are two types of Male Breast Reduction that are typically used liposuction and excision. Liposuction – this procedure typically involves inserting a cannula through a small incision. The incisions are normally made in the dark area of the breasts; the reason for this is to minimize the visibility of any scarring after the procedure. The cannula that is inserted is moved back and forth to loosen all excess fat; this is then removed from the breast with a vacuum suction.
Excision is generally recommended where breast tissues and excess skin must be removed. Excision is required if the patient’s nipples needs to be repositioned. Repositioning is required in cases where overweight has resulted in excess skin and this has caused the nipples to deviate from their original position. Consulting with Modern Surgical Arts’ surgeons affords the opportunity to listen to their needs and provide you with the solution that’s right for you. Feel free to share your concerns and questions with us and we’ll definitely address these for you.
Risks of Male Breast Reduction
As with many surgical cosmetic procedures, a Male Breast Reduction poses various risks. Below several side effects and risk that should be taken into consideration before pursing the procedure are listed. This information is being presented so as to assist our clients in making an informed choice and all of our clients and prospective clients are always encouraged to ask as many questions regarding different procedures as they deem necessary during the consultation. It is always best you provide us with a thorough and transparent medical history so that we can help you make the right decisions. During our consultation, we’ll expand further on the risks and cater to any of your concerns.
The risks and side effects are as follows:
- Anesthesia complications
- Loss of breast sensation
- Persistent pain
- Permanent pigment changes
- Poor scarring
- Possibility for revision surgery
- Mismatched breasts
- Mismatched nipples
Some risks such as mismatched nipples might be able to reverse with surgery. Therefore, if you had a surgery prior say from an external surgeon and needs this reversed, Modern Surgical Arts of Denver can have that resolved for you. During your consultation, you can let us know what you need done and we can arrange this for you.
After the procedure the patient will be given a compression garment to help minimize the swelling and support tissue healing. Drainage tubes may be used to prevent fluid build-up and increase the recovery process. Patients should expect some pain, possible numbness, bruising and swelling. That should improve with time and healing. A compression garment should be worn for a couple of weeks and medication will be prescribed for pain and to prevent infection. You should avoid exercise for 3 – 4 weeks and most men can return to work and regular daily activities within 7 – 10 days. So, it might be necessary for you to have someone around to assist with any activity that will hinder or cease your healing. Follow-ups will be required and discussed with your certified surgeon.
You want to ensure that you follow these guidelines and any other guidelines given by your surgeon. If not, these could hinder your recovery. Modern Surgical Arts’ surgeons wants you to recover in as little time as possible and as best as possible. If you believe anything is wrong or notice anything abnormal, do get assistance right away.
Choosing a Health Care Provider
A qualified surgeon should possess at least five years of medical training, and patients should ensure that the doctor operates in a fully accredited center. Modern Surgical Arts provides all this and much more to all of our patients, by choosing a facility such as ours where we house highly experienced plastic surgeons and staff the chance for operational and post-operational complications and significantly lower.
It is always important to find a health care provider who is qualified and in the procedure you are interested in undergoing and thanks to our dedication and passion, over the years we have perfected our craft and are able to offer the highest quality surgical and non invasive cosmetic treatments available on the market today. Get the cosmetic provider who has a proven track record for executing this and many other cosmetic plastic procedures.
Modern Surgical Arts of Denver provide the best cosmetic surgeons in the area. They are board-certified and experienced surgeons who have carried Male Breast Reduction procedures with males from different backgrounds. You can trust you are in good hands when you visit Modern Surgical Arts. Consulting with us affords you the opportunity with our team and ask any questions are it relates to this process. Our board-certified surgeons are pleased to answer these questions or concerns as well as guide you through the process. We ensure that we reassure you and advise you according to your procedure. Our surgeons are professional without being unpleasant, knowledgeable without being unapproachable, experienced with shunning your concerns, even the most eccentric ones.
We understand procedures especially surgical ones can be nerve-wracking and so we are always here to help you through it. We want you to have the best experience and do our best to ensure your needs are being met from that very first contact and onwards. Our offices are welcoming and clean. You’ll feel right at home. Our support team are very knowledgeable and look forward to speaking with all clients and future clients daily. They are ready and waiting for you call. We are all looking forward to meeting and serving you!
There are many other procedures with other here at Modern Surgical Arts of Denver, both surgical and non-surgical. You can browse through our website to know more about the other services we offer. If there’s something you’d like done or prefer a package that will help you other parts of you, please let us know so that we can advise you accordingly. We encourage you all to stay happy and healthy.