Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, is very common amongst men. As such, we see more and more males come to us seeking male breast reduction. With this procedure, Dr. Basile can help sculpt a more masculine chest to help give you confidence in your own skin.
Gynecomastia or large male breasts can be caused by a few factors: genetics, excess levels of estrogen, hormone changes, medications, harmful drugs, alcohol or can even be caused by various health conditions. In some cases, the enlarged breast consists of excess fatty tissues or can be sagging skin. Since there are varying cases of gynecomastia, there are a few ways that a male breast reduction procedure can be performed. Both can be used separately or in tandem to help our patients reach their aesthetic goals.
If you are physically healthy and have tried to lose the excess fat without success, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction. During your consultation, Dr. Basile will also ensure that the breast growth is stabilized.
As mentioned, a male breast reduction can be performed in a few ways. If the breast consists of primarily fat, Dr. Basile can use liposuction to remove the fatty tissues. The Excision technique on the other hand removes excess skin, but this can be performed post-liposuction as well to remove sagging skin once the fat is removed. Another option is a Mastectomy, which actually removes the breast gland tissue.
During your procedure, Dr. Basile will make the incisions in the natural contours of your chest to conceal them. You will be required to wear a support garment to help your chest from swelling and to provide support during the first few weeks of the healing process. You should expect about three weeks off of vigorous exercise post-procedure and a few days away from work depending on your particular case.
If you are feeling self-conscious about your enlarged male breasts, you’re not alone. Dr. Basile has years of experience assisting other men in obtaining an aesthetically pleasing chest. Contact the Jacksonville, Florida office today to get started!