Male Breast Reduction in NJ
When many people think of the phrase "breast reduction," they imagine a woman who wants to decrease the size of her breasts to improve her appearance or reduce pain in her back. While women may be more likely to talk about breast reductions, the procedure is not limited to one gender. Now, many men are also searching for treatment to reduce excess fat in the chest. Offering gynecomastia surgery, NJ-based plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Burnett is ready to help.
"Gynecomastia" is the medical term for enlarged breasts on males. Even with exercise and a healthy diet, some men struggle to get rid of fat on their chests. Gynecomastia surgery removes the fat and tightens the skin, leaving the torso firmer and more attractive.* What's even better is that the procedure can be done while you're awake without any large incisions and scarring. Most gynecomastia surgery patients can even return to work the next day.
How Does Male Breast Reduction Work?
Dr. Carlos Burnett, after a thorough examination, may recommend the Smartlipo™ procedure for the reduction of excess breast tissue. This gynecomastia surgery option combines liposuction with advanced laser technology, which targets fat cells and melts their contents, making them easier to remove. It can also be more precise and faster, as the laser energy targets the fat cells and breaks them down right away, then the liposuction removes them from underneath the surface of the skin*. The laser energy also produces collagen, leading to firmer skin.
Gynecomastia surgery patients will experience a small amount of inflammation, bruising, and tenderness for a week or two following the procedure and will need to use a compression vest for four to six weeks. This vest helps decrease post-male breast reduction swelling faster.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Nearly any male who is healthy is a good candidate for the gynecomastia surgery procedure. The first step in male breast reduction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burnett. He will talk with you about your ideal goals, evaluate your condition, and discuss your lifestyle and any health concerns.
In the male anatomy, the breast has both fibrous and fatty tissue. In the normal scenario, breast tissue tends to be firmer. Some men, however, experience the overgrowth of fatty adipose tissue in the breast area. The medical condition of gynecomastia is often referred to as "man boobs."
Gynecomastia is a physical problem that can lead to a great deal of emotional distress. Young men with large breasts may be subjected to teasing on top of their own confusion and embarrassment. The lack of body image that results from the effects of gynecomastia can have devastating effects on the male psyche, leading to "hiding" the body beneath clothing, taping the chest, or avoiding social situations altogether. Men who attempt to solve the issue of excess breast tissue with exercise may find themselves only further tormented by a lack of results.
If you and Dr. Burnett decide to move forward with gynecomastia surgery, he will also provide you with the pre-procedure information that you need and let you know what to expect during and after the male breast reduction treatment.
Options Beyond Male Breast Reduction
In addition to gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Burnett also offers abdominoplasty surgery for men who want a flatter belly, as well as blepharoplasty surgery to create a more alert look by addressing eyelid laxity.