Category: Breast Reduction (Men)

Gynecomastia Reduction – Male Breast Reduction | San Francisco Bay Area

November 11, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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While a man’s chest is generally flatter than a women’s, it is not flat. A certain amount of projection and curvature is masculine. On the other hand, too much projection is feminizing. This applies to both the chest mound and the nipples. Unlike the female breasts, the masculine male chest does not have “side-boob”. The lateral aspect of the ideal masculine chest consists of pectoralis major muscle and not breast tissue, and male nipples should be smaller and flatter.

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Skin Tightening After Massive Weight Loss Video

October 15, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today’s video includes many of the commonly performed Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery Procedures. Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery is a specialized branch of Plastic Surgery that deals with the extra skin left after weight loss. It is often referred to as skin removal surgery. Many of the procedures are similar to those used for normal amounts of weight loss or after pregnancy, but often they are modified (super-sized) to treat the enormous skin excesses seen after massive weight loss. I perform many including: Tummy Tucks, Body Lifts, Arm Lifts, Breast Reduction, Chest Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Thigh Lifts, Buttock Lifts, Neck Lifts and Face Lifts.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Means Men Too

October 07, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women and men alike need to take a few minutes to take care of ourselves. We have all heard the sound bites. One in eight women get breast cancer, and only 20% have a family history of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer in Men is rare. One in 1000 men will develop breast cancer, and less than 1% of all breast cancer cases develop in men. This may be because men have fewer breast cells and lower estrogen levels. On the other hand, early detection in men, while somewhat easier, is even more important than for women. Smaller breasts mean the cancer invade locally more quickly, especially when treatment is delayed by assuming men don’t get breast cancer.

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Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Video | SF Bay Area

June 20, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Gynecomastia is the growth of excess breast tissue in the male chest. The resulting enlargement causes fullness, embarrassment and often tenderness for men who develop what is colloquially known as “man boobs. Gynecomastia Reduction removes the excess breast tissue and restores the masculine physique. This videos illustrates and narrates several typical cases.

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Massive Gynecomastia Reductions – SF Bay Area

January 14, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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These are not your typical gynecomastia reductions. Gynecomastia surgery is male breast reduction surgery. Most commonly, the outpatient procedure is a combination of liposuction to removed excess fat and direct excision of excess glandular tissue. In these cases, as is common after massive weight loss, excess skin is also a problem. Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS, discussed whaat can be done for men and women after bariatric surgery or any massive weight loss to tighten the skin and shape up the body. This segment originally aired on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful

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Gynecomastia Reduction SF Bay Area (Male Breast Reduction)

October 02, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Male breast reduction is one of the procedures I perform every week. Whether it’s puffy nipples or the entire breast is enlarged, for a man, gynecomastia reduction (male breast reduction) surgery can significantly change how a man feels about his chest. If you are considering male breast reduction, this video segment from the San Francisco Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4, reviews gynecomastia reduction and narrates multiple before and after pictures.

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New Body Beautiful From Head to Tummy

September 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The next Body Beautiful will be broadcast this Tuesday, September 12, at noon. This week’s show is dedicated to four Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentation Revision, Gynecomastia Reduction (Male Breast Reduction) and Otoplasty (Ear Pinning).

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