Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)
Gynecomastia, the medical term for enlarged breasts in men, can be caused by hormonal changes, heredity, weight, or the use of certain medications. It creates a feminine appearance and can occur in one or both breasts, in males of any age – from teenage years to adulthood.
Whatever the cause and whatever your age, gynecomastia can be a source of embarrassment.
The appearance of breasts may have you avoiding the beach or pool, staying away from the gym, and wearing loose-fitting clothes. If you are a teenager, the embarrassment can be unbearable given the peer pressure to look a certain way.
If enlarged breasts make you self-conscious about taking off your shirt or wearing fitted clothes, a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Jay H. Lucas, M.D. is the first step toward a more confident you.
The traditional technique for gynecomastia used by some surgeons involves making a long incision around the areola and removing a large chunk of tissue from the breast area. This may result in a poor cosmetic outcome and a longer recovery.
Dr. Lucas achieves superior results through the use of Vaser Liposuction (ultrasonic assisted liposuction). This more advanced and minimally invasive technique involves making tiny stab incisions in two areas and gently suctioning out fatty tissue in order to remove volume from the breasts.
In addition to removing volume, however, Vaser Liposuction allows Dr. Lucas to artfully sculpt and reshape the area at the same time he is removing excess tissue. The result is a more masculine and muscular-looking chest. And because the gynecomastia technique is minimally invasive, your down time is also minimal.
On some occasions, Dr. Lucas will recommend a combination of surgical removal of tissue and liposuction to achieve the best gynecomastia results. He will discuss this with you during your consultation.
To remove excess breast tissue and get the chest you’ve always wanted, schedule your visit to the Lucas Center Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, TN today.