Some men have a genetic predisposition to accumulating body fat around the chest. Others develop excess glandular tissue around the chest which gives them the appearance of having female-like breasts. Men who are obese or overweight may also end up storing excess fat around the chest area.
Dr. Foley is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing male breast reduction surgery. If you are self-conscious about your appearance because of overly-developed breasts (gynecomastia), consider the benefits of a breast reduction procedure.
Reasons to Undergo a Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Undergoing male breast reduction surgery can help to balance out the figure by eliminating enlarged breasts. Common reasons to undergo this procedure include:
- Having over-developed breasts
- Soft and feminine appearance because of localized fat
- Asymmetrical chest area
- Chest is out of proportion to the rest of the body
How Male Breast Reduction Surgery is Performed
This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. If the problem is excess fatty tissue around the chest, Dr. Foley will use liposuction techniques to remove excess fat and create a more uniform appearance. If the problem is over developed glandular breast tissue, Dr. Foley will excise skin and tissue to create a flat and sculpted look. In some cases, a combination of liposuction and excision techniques may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Having over-developed breast tissue or localized fat deposits around the chest can make some men very self-conscious about their appearance. Since the chest area can be difficult to hide, men with gynecomastia may suffer from low self-esteem and self-confidence issues. If this sounds like you, talk to Dr. Foley about the option of undergoing male breast reduction surgery. This surgical procedure can improve your figure and improve your self-image.
Learn more about male breast reduction surgery in Camp Hill by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Foley today.