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Male Breast Reduction - No Bro For You

We live in a world that can be cruel about the way that we look. It’s just a fact of life that we learn about at an early age. Remember when we were kids and seeing how so many people ganged up on the one kid that looked awkward. Many women will also describe the incredibly awkward and self-conscious stage of breast development. Unfortunately, this focus on our appearance is something that isn’t left behind in our childhood. It continues until the day we eventually leave the earth. Due to the increased expectations that we all have to deal with when it comes to the way that we look, many people are turning towards plastic surgery to making their dreams come true.
Although it may seem that plastic surgery is becoming more popular and common with each passing day, it is important that people remember that it is a serious decision to make. While some people may scoff at individuals that undergo cosmetic surgery to obtain the changes in their appearance that they want, cosmetic surgery is designed for individuals to improve the way that they look. After all, unfortunately many people feel that their lives have been hindered by their appearances. Additionally, many cosmetic surgery patients have raved about how having plastic surgery has made them feel much better about themselves. Although big breasts are something that many people value highly, there can be cases where big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Breast reduction surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery techniques for women. However, male breast reduction is becoming an increasingly popular option. Clinically known as gynecomastia, which is a Greek term that roughly translates to women-like breasts, this affliction is actually quiet common. Studies have shown that this is an affliction that affects between 40 and 60 percent of men in the country. While breasts may be attractive on a woman, men that have significant breasts will tell you that it can affect their social lives quiet dramatically. In breast reduction surgery or reduction mammaplasty as it is technically known, a plastic surgeon will remove the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast area. In male breast reduction or gynecomastia, the plastic surgeon will work towards achieving the same outcomes as reduction mammaplasty. Considering how uncomfortable physically and how much self-consciousness it can create in an affected person, it is not surprising to learn that male breast reduction surgery is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures today.
Are you a good candidate for male breast reduction? There was a show on MTV a few years back that documented teenagers and young adults who obtain plastic surgery to look more like their favorite stars. This show was rightly lambasted as these individuals were making unnecessary changes to their body and had a frivolous attitude towards plastic surgery. Almost all cosmetic surgeons will tell you that the right candidate for any cosmetic surgery is one that has realistic expectations of the treatment. If you are a person who believes that having male breast reduction surgery performed will magically change your life and have every person that you come in contact with leave feeling attracted to you, then you are not a good candidate for the surgery. This is because a qualified cosmetic surgeon will tell their patient that they can expect improvement but not perfection on the way that they look when they undergo male breast reduction surgery. In cases where men are contemplating whether male breast reduction is right for them, cosmetic surgeons will recommend male breast reduction surgery as the last option. It is highly recommended that male patients first attempt to correct having large breasts by first exercising and controlling their diet. Gynecomastia is also linked with marijuana use and excessive alcohol consumption. If you are considering male breast reduction and find that a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise has not corrected the problem then you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Although male breast reduction surgery is a safe cosmetic surgery treatment, it is also exceedingly complex. It is important for potential patients to discuss the details of male breast reduction in great detail with their cosmetic surgeon. A good cosmetic surgeon will be more than happy to explain the process in a step by step process. There is no way to perform male breast reduction surgery, as the methods will be determined by the cause of the breast enlargement. In instances where the excessive male breast is being caused due to excess glandular tissue, a cosmetic surgeon will simply cut out the extra tissue with a scalpel. In situation where excessive fatty tissue is causing the breast enlargement, a cosmetic surgeon will use liposuction techniques to remove the excess fat. To learn more about liposuction, please check out our article about Liposuction.
However, in most cases male breast reduction surgery is a bit more complicated then that. Initially, a cosmetic surgeon will make an incision in either the under arm area or on the edge of the patient’s areola. Once the incision has been made, the cosmetic surgeon will then cut and remove the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from the patient’s chest area.
Male Breast Reduction Risks Like all other surgical procedures, male breast reduction surgery carries a set of risks. For the most part, these risks can be avoided if you use a qualified plastic surgeon and follow your surgeon’s advice for preparing for the surgery and recovering from the surgery. However, it is important to note some of the potential risks that come with undergoing male breast reduction surgery. In some cases, male breast reduction patients have complained about skin injury or a bad reaction to the anesthesia that is used during the surgery. From an aesthetic point of view, male breast reduction surgery can result in permanent scars or a mismatch between the patient’s breasts or nipples. One potential risk is the loss of feeling in the breast area. This is typically only a temporary risk and male breast reduction surgery is generally considered a safe reconstructive surgery procedure.