Breast Reduction for Men – Gynecomastia Reduction SF Bay Area

Posted August 09, 2014 in Breast Reduction, Breast Reduction (Men), Home, Videos

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common problem that appears at puberty. Often, Gynecomastia occurs rapidly and can resolve as the body adjusts to adult hormones levels. However, if the hormonally Enlarged Male Breasts remain for more than a year or two, it is unlikely to resolve without Gynecomastia Reduction.

Gynecomastia Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures with Liposuction and Excision

Often termed “Man Boobs” or “Moobs“, enlarged male breasts can be a source of concern for adolescents and adults alike. Here is an example of before and after Male Breast Reduction.

Gynecomastia Before and After Pictures - Firm breast tissue fills the areola and pushes the nipple out causing embarrassment in and out of clothing. Reduction with a combination of Liposuction and precise excision of the tough glandular tissue provides a smooth and more attractive result.

Gynecomastia Before and After Pictures – Firm breast tissue fills the areola and pushes the nipple out causing embarrassment in and out of clothing. Reduction with a combination of Liposuction and precise excision of the tough glandular tissue provides a smooth, masculine and attractive result.

Breast Reduction for Men Video

Recently, I was able to discuss Gynecomastia, and the techniques I use every week for Male Breast Reduction, on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful. This television segment provides Gynecomastia Before and After Pictures, which illustrate the results of Liposuction, Gland Excision and Skin Excision. Which procedure to use depends on your unique situation. The best way to learn about your options is with an in-person consultation. To schedule your personal, confidential appointment call (925) 943-6353.

Gynecomastia (Male Breast) Reduction Video

Gynecomastia Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures with Excision Only

For Body Builders, chest contour problems are not usually due to fat. Most often, Gynecomastia presents as a solitary nodule of over-developed breast tissue centered beneath the nipple. A small, curved incision is made from 4 to 8 o’clock, hidden along the edge of the areola, and the excess gland is removed. The goal is a smooth contour that hugs the muscle and does not overproject or hang.

Gynecomastia Reduction provided smaller areolae, improved symmetry, elevation of the nipple and removal of the stigma of possible steroid use. The difference in projection of the tissue beneath the nipple, before and after gynecomastia surgery, is obvious on this lateral view.

Gynecomastia Reduction provided smaller areolae, improved symmetry, elevation of the nipple and removal of the stigma of possible steroid use. The improved contour, before and after gynecomastia surgery, is obvious on this lateral view.

Gynecomastia Reduction After Weight Loss

Male Breast Reduction is not as simple as losing weight. The body builder above has no excess body fat, and still has Gynecomastia. In these cases, direct excision of the disproportionate glandular tissue drastically improves the chest’s proportions.

The male breast will enlarge with weight gain; however, weight loss alone does not always turn back the hands of time. Disproportionately large breasts may require severe weight loss to improve their contour at the cost of one looking anorexic. Disproportionate enlargement of the chest due to fat can be reduced with selective Liposuction, which removes the excess fat directly from the breasts.

When weight loss is successful, the disproportionate fat may be corrected; however, the breast gland and the skin need to cooperate to get the best results. When the gland remains enlarged, the situation illustrated by the body builder above occurs. When excess skin remains, or begins to sag, some skin may also need to be removed.

Gynecomastia and Skin Reduction - The before picture shows enlarged breasts with disproportionate fat, excess glandular tissue and skin folding onto itself at the base of the breasts. After, the excess fat, gland and skin have been removed through an incision that runs along the base of the breasts. As his tan shows, after breast reduction, this patient is happier both in and out of clothing.

Gynecomastia and Skin Reduction – The before picture shows enlarged breasts with disproportionate fat, excess glandular tissue and skin folding onto itself at the base of the breasts. After, the excess fat, gland and skin have been removed through an incision that runs along the base of the breasts. After breast reduction, as his tan shows, this patient is happier both in and out of clothing.

The Male Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures above show how Gynecomastia reduction can incorporate several different techniques. Liposuction, gland reduction and skin excision are used to completely recontour the chest. If Liposuction alone were performed, fullness would remain beneath the nipples. If skin excision was neglected, the breast would appear deflated and saggy.

While the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog and other Internet information can introduce you to the methods used for Gynecomastia Reduction, only a consultation with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can help you make an informed decision. If you are considering Male Breast Reduction, give me a call at (925) 943-6353, or use the contact form to the left and schedule your private consultation.