Studies show that more than 50 percent of males across the world are affected by gynecomastia. This common male breast disorder can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. For this reason, many patients opt for surgery to have the breast tissue removed. Having surgery for gynecomastia with skin excision can help you achieve a more desirable chest shape, size, and structure.
When Skin Excision Surgery Is Needed
Patients who have gynecomastia often have an excess of skin, fat, and glandular tissues in the breasts. Although this excess of tissues is most common in cases where men have lost a significant amount of weight, it can also occur naturally due to an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen.
If a man desires to have the excess tissues removed from the area, he can opt for surgery. Treating gynecomastia with skin excision is one of the most promising treatment options, as it allows surgeons to flatten the area and reshape the skin while also improving the contour.
During the procedure, your surgeon will excise excess skin and breast tissue from the area. They will then reposition the nipple-areolar complex and close the incision, creating a much flatter breast area. Your surgeon will discuss the location of the incision prior to surgery so that you know what to expect.
Am I a Good Candidate?
In general, skin excision is a great choice for men who have gynecomastia but have a relatively normal weight and who are physically healthy. It is also important that the breast development has stabilized to ensure patients are able to achieve long-term success with surgery. Men who feel as if their breasts are too large and bothered by them should consider surgery to help address the issue. It is important to be aware of what the surgery involves and have realistic expectations. Discussing surgery with an experienced plastic surgeon can provide you with a better understanding of what this procedure entails.
Get Help for Gynecomastia in Newton, MA
Dr. Rick Silverman specializes in the needs of the fitness community. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has spent nearly three decades helping individuals achieve their body goals with top-quality surgical and non-surgical treatments.
You can schedule your appointment with Dr. Silverman by contacting our Newton, MA, office at 617-965-9500 to discuss how gynecomastia surgery can help you.