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Breast Reduction Surgery for Men

When the topic of breast surgery comes up, it’s very common to associate it with women. However, men also undergo breast surgery to alter the size of their breast tissue. This is known as gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction for short.

For some, living with gynecomastia is a silent struggle. They may quietly endure the physical and emotional discomfort caused by excess breast tissue, unaware that effective solutions exist to alleviate their concerns.

By seeking out gynecomastia surgery, they can reclaim their confidence and embrace a renewed sense of self-assurance. At Fibonacci Plastica in Guadalajara, Jalisco, we can help patients find the right approach to address their concerns.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a term given to men who experience an increase in their breast gland tissue. This is typically the result of excess estrogen production in the body. Gynecomastia can affect one or both of the breasts. In most cases, men will seek out breast reduction surgery to correct their excess breast tissue.

Types of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

While gynecomastia is the main name given to any procedure that aims at reducing the size of the male breast, different types of approaches can be used to achieve this desired result. We’re going to go over some of the most commonly performed below.

Liposuction-Assisted Mastectomy

Liposuction-assisted mastectomy is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess fat in the chest area, particularly suitable for individuals with minimal glandular tissue and good skin elasticity. It also offers a less invasive alternative to traditional mastectomy techniques, achieving natural-looking results with minimal scarring and downtime.

A small incision is made at the edge of the areola or beneath the breast, allowing access for the insertion of a cannula. This thin tube is connected to a suction device, which helps remove excess fat cells from the chest cavity. We carefully maneuver the cannula to target specific areas of fat accumulation, sculpting the chest contours to achieve your desired outcome while preserving nipple sensation and minimizing postoperative complications.

After fat removal, the skin retracts to conform to the new contours of the chest, resulting in a smoother, more defined appearance.

Traditional Mastectomy

Traditional mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the glandular tissue from the chest. This technique is ideal for individuals with substantial glandular tissue or those who lack excess fat in the chest area. We carefully excise the excess glandular tissue, taking care to preserve the surrounding skin and maintain nipple sensitivity whenever possible.

Traditional mastectomy provides a more direct and thorough approach to addressing glandular enlargement, making it suitable for individuals with more pronounced gynecomastia or those who have not achieved satisfactory results with less invasive techniques.

Excisional Techniques

Excisional techniques play a crucial role in gynecomastia surgery, particularly in cases where excess skin or substantial glandular tissue must be addressed.

A periareolar incision involves making an incision around the edge of the areola to access and remove excess tissue. This technique is better suited for patients with mild to moderate gynecomastia and allows for direct access to the glandular tissue while minimizing visible scarring.

On the other hand, an inframammary incision involves making an incision beneath the breast, allowing us to access and remove glandular tissue and excess skin. This approach is often preferred for patients with more severe gynecomastia or those requiring extensive tissue removal.

Both periareolar and inframammary incisions are effective means of reshaping and achieving a more masculine chest appearance.

Combination Approaches

Combination approaches to gynecomastia surgery involve multiple techniques to achieve optimal results.

One common combination approach involves the simultaneous use of liposuction and excisional techniques to address both excess fat and glandular tissue. By combining these methods, we can reshape the chest contours, remove unwanted fat deposits, and excise glandular tissue as needed to achieve a more masculine chest appearance.

Post-Surgery Care

After undergoing gynecomastia surgery, you’ll be free to go home once you recover from the general anesthesia that was used. You can expect to deal with some pain, discomfort, itching, and swelling at the treatment site. You’ll likely be prescribed pain medications to help minimize your discomfort during your recovery period.

Expect to take between one and two weeks off of work. You’ll need to commit to wearing a compress vest for at least one month following your surgery. This vest will not only protect the treatment site but will also help to reduce swelling and minimize your overall discomfort. Furthermore, you’ll need to avoid any strenuous activity for one month and not soak or swim for at least two weeks post-surgery.

One of the biggest struggles in men’s health today is gynecomastia. Fortunately, seeking out the right cosmetic surgery can help to fix this issue and allow you to regain your self-confidence.

Consult with Dr. Castellanos

Take the first step towards regaining your confidence and achieving the masculine chest appearance you deserve. Reach out to Dr. Rigoberto Castellanos of Fibonacci Plastica today to schedule a consultation and work towards a renewed sense of self-assurance and well-being.