3 Things to Know About Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction uses surgical techniques to help guys with gynecomastia achieve flatter and more masculine chests. It can include liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two. If you’re considering male breast reduction in Lake Oswego, here’s what you need to know.

1. It Works When Diet and Exercise Don’t

Sometimes, losing weight all over your body will help shrink the size of fat cells in your chest. Meanwhile, targeted exercises such as push-ups and bench presses can increase the size of your pectoral muscles. But these changes might not improve the appearance of gynecomastia.

After all, men with true gynecomastia have excess glandular tissue under their skin. And diet and exercise don’t change the size of this tissue. Surgical removal is the most effective option.

2. It Can Be Customized to Meet Your Needs

Every man has unique concerns and goals when it comes to gynecomastia surgery. Some guys only need liposuction to achieve the results they desire. They don’t have excess glandular tissue. Instead, they have pseudogynecomastia, or enlarged breasts due to fatty deposits. 

Other men have true gynecomastia. That means they have excess glandular tissue and fat. A combination of liposuction and excision will typically give them the best cosmetic outcomes.

Male breast reduction can be customized even further to include steps such as removing loose skin to achieve a firmer and flatter chest. It can also incorporate areola reduction if desired, however, this can come with more visible scarring. 

3. It Offers Permanent Results

Your male breast reduction surgery results should be permanent if you maintain a stable weight. You will also need to make sure that you have addressed any underlying causes of gynecomastia, such as a hormonal imbalance. If you do those two things, then the excess fat and glandular tissue won’t come back. However, your chest will still change as you get older.

Schedule a Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation in Lake Oswego

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa Burgess has successfully treated many cases of gynecomastia. She has the skill and experience needed to make your goals a reality.

Call 503-699-6464 today to schedule a gynecomastia surgery consultation. Burgess Plastic Surgery serves patients from Lake Oswego, Portland, and other nearby areas of Oregon.

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