Men with excess breast tissue may be diagnosed with a condition known as gynecomastia. This is the development of swollen or enlarged breast tissue that can impact men of any age. It is unknown the real cause behind gynecomastia, though there have been certain medications that have been known to contribute to the enlargement of the male breasts, in addition to hormonal imbalances, obesity, steroid use, and genetics.
This accumulation of fatty tissue can become problematic for men in the area of Westport, Connecticut. They may feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially when their chest is exposed during the summer months at the pool or while completing yardwork. To address this excess breast tissue, many men choose to undergo cosmetic surgery. The male breast reduction is a common elective procedure done to contour the chest area while removing excess tissue that contributes to this embarrassing condition. The procedure is typically performed starting with liposuction, which removes the excess fat and tissues in the breast area. Then, if patients are dealing with excess skin following the procedure, skin is removed and the area is stitched for a tighter, firmer chest area and improved definition.
Who is a candidate for male breast reduction?
Any male patient who is uncomfortable in their own skin due to the development of excess breast tissue is encouraged to schedule a visit with our team and assess their condition with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ellen Mahony and her team encourage patients to be open and honest about what bothers them with their condition, and have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with plastic surgery. Our doctor offers before and after photos of past patients who have had their gynecomastia treated to determine the best course of action for achieving better body contours, definition, and self-confidence.
Look and feel your best with male breast reduction
Contact Dr. Ellen Mahony, our board-certified plastic surgeon, to speak to a professional about your options for body enhancement. The office is located at 131 Kings Highway North in Westport, Connecticut and can be reached by phone at (203) 221-0102.