More than half of all men in the United States are affected by enlarged breast tissue. This condition, known as gynecomastia, can be brought on by several factors, including hormonal imbalances and medications. As you can imagine, men who have this condition often suffer from low self-esteem. Thankfully, gynecomastia isn’t a condition that you have to live with permanently. Dr. Jejurikar provides life-changing male breast reduction surgery at his Dallas practice, helping men restore their masculine appearance and regain their confidence.
What is male breast reduction?
Male breast reduction involves removing excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest to reduce its size, allowing men to take on a more masculine appearance. Male breast reduction surgery is a relatively safe operation and can be performed on both adults and teens. Some men attempt to treat their condition by adopting a healthier diet and exercise regimen to lose weight. While this method can work in some instances, it won’t help men who have excess amounts of glandular tissue. For these cases, male breast reduction is the most effective option.
Should you get a male breast reduction?
Simply put, if you avoid certain types of activities due to the appearance of your chest – such as going to the beach or public pools – then you should consider getting male breast reduction surgery. Many patients who get the surgery often express feelings of confidence and comfortability about taking their shirts off without feelings of embarrassment. At the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Jejurikar, you can expect immediate results with minimal scarring.
Methods of Treating Gynecomastia
There are multiple surgery options for treating gynecomastia. The first and most common method is liposuction. This method has increased in popularity over the years due to the evolution of liposuction technology. While effective, liposuction can only do so much. The skill and experience of your cosmetic surgeon will play a major role in the overall results of your operation.
When performing liposuction to treat gynecomastia, your surgeon will use either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, small incisions will be made on each side of the chest to remove excess fat and glandular tissue. In this manner, your chest will be skillfully sculpted to take on a more masculine contour.
Recovery From liposuction
During the recovery phase, patients will be given a compression garment to wear for a few weeks to minimize potential swelling. Downtime will be minimal, as you can expect to return to your regular schedule a few days post-surgery. You will have to hold off on strenuous activities for at least three weeks, but each case is unique. Look to your cosmetic surgeon for individual guidance.
Male Breast Reduction With Tissue Excision
Though more intrusive, tissue excision is the best option when liposuction isn’t enough to provide optimal results. This method is also a viable option for men who have sagging skin around the breasts. During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions based on the extent of the surgery needed. In most instances, incisions are made within the natural creases of the chest or around the edge of the areola.
What sets tissue excision apart from liposuction is that it allows your cosmetic surgeon to remove a larger amount of glandular tissue and sagging skin all at once. The tradeoff is that the surgery is more intrusive than liposuction.
Once again, it’s important to seek out an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Jejurikar, to ensure that the surgery is performed skillfully. In the right hands, incisions will be made so that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
Recovery From Tissue Excision
The recovery from tissue excision is similar to liposuction surgery, though patients will likely experience increased swelling and soreness. Your cosmetic surgeon will generally forbid intensive activities for at least a few weeks post-surgery. In most cases, patients will be able to return to work after one week of recovery.
What are the primary benefits of male breast reduction?
Male breast reduction provides a permanent solution to gynecomastia. Be mindful that patients who gain significant weight post-surgery may experience gynecomastia-like effects. This, however, is likely excess fat and not the return of the condition. After male breast reduction surgery, you should see immediate physical results, which should serve as a significant boost to your confidence. Furthermore, male breast reduction requires only minimal downtime during the recovery phase, allowing you to get back to work, school, and the rest of your normal routine quickly.
While male breast reduction holds many benefits, there are a few considerations that you should keep in mind before moving forward with surgery. Male breast reduction may be discouraged for overweight men who have not tried exercising or changing their diets on their own.
Those who undergo surgery may experience numbness or lack of sensation for up to a year. In some instances, patients experience complications that may include bleeding, fluid accumulation, scarring, infection, skin damage, or pigment changes. In addition, patients must avoid exposing scarred areas directly to the sun for at least six months.
Choosing a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon
When searching for a cosmetic surgeon, experience and reputation should be your top qualifiers. Dr. Jejurikar has years of experience and has built up an impressive reputation over the years, making him a prime candidate for all of your cosmetic surgery needs. Dr. Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas, and a partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, one of the leading plastic surgery groups in the world.
Specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face, Dr. Jejurikar has helped thousands of patients regain their confidence and beauty through his expertise and experience. He is best known for his contributions and expertise in the field of gluteoplasty, commonly referred to as the Brazilian butt lift.
Dr. Jejurikar graduated from the University of Michigan with his undergraduate degree before attending medical school at the University of Michigan for over eight years. Eventually, he moved to New York City for a fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery. During this time, he was awarded dual certificates from both NYU and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Experiencing great success, Dr. Jejurikar set out to establish his own practice in Dallas.
Moving Forward and Boosting Your Confidence
If you have gynecomastia, you’re not alone. Millions of men around the United States deal with the same condition and often feel like there’s no hope when it comes to treatment options, suffering from low self-esteem as a result. You don’t have to continue living with gynecomastia. If you’re ready to make a change, reach out to Dr. Jejurikar at his Dallas practice today to schedule a consultation.