Gynecomastia surgery, also known as a male breast reduction, is an increasingly common procedure. A toned, masculine physique is important for feeling confident and attractive. Many men participate in physical activities such as jogging, weight lifting and sports to keep their bodies trim and fit. Despite these efforts, enlarged male breasts may still be present, and gynecomastia surgery may offer a solution.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Male breasts are often not responsive to changes in diet and exercise. An accumulation of stubborn, fatty tissue in your chest can persist even as the rest of your body becomes toned.
The appearance of breasts on males may not be due to weight gain alone, but rather to a combination of factors including:
- Genetic disorders
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Northern Colorado plastic surgeon Dr. Gonyon will carefully assess your body to determine what method of male breast reduction will best suit your needs. For some men, this requires little more than a small incision and the use of liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. For men with excessive glandular tissue, a larger incision may be required through which tissue and excess skin can be removed. Once Dr. Gonyon has removed unwanted tissue from your chest, he will tighten the skin over your chest muscles to help create a more attractive, masculine profile.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided for up to six weeks. During your recovery period, Dr. Gonyon will work with you to help you determine when and what exercises are appropriate. You need to give your body sufficient time to heal, but also want to practice a healthy lifestyle that maintains the physique you desire.
Large male breasts can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. By working closely with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gonyon, you can finally achieve the results you desire.
If you have questions about gynecomastia surgery, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery online or call (970) 624-7979 to schedule a discreet consultation at our office in Northern Colorado.