Male Breast Reduction Surgery
By Sheryl Pilcher on August 01, 2012
Gynecomastia, a condition in which males develop abnormally large breasts, is a common problem. Up to 65 percent of the male population in the United States suffer from gynecomastia to some degree. While the condition generally doesn’t signify a serious health threat, it can have devastating effects on a man’s self-esteem and self-image. Fortunately, plastic surgery offers a safe and highly effective solution in the form of male breast reduction surgery. At our San Antonio plastic surgery practice, Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., we are pleased to offer male breast reduction surgery of the highest standard to our valued patients.
If you are an adult male who feels self-conscious about your appearance because you have enlarged breasts, Dr. Sheryl Pilcher can help. Don’t hesitate to contact our plastic surgery practice to schedule a confidential, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pilcher at our state-of-the-art office in San Antonio. Male breast reduction can give you the masculine, well-toned contours you desire and help you feel fitter and more attractive.
How We Treat Gynecomastia
Male breast reduction is a relatively straightforward procedure; as with every surgery we perform at our practice, we tailor male breast reduction to the unique needs of each individual patient. For some patients with excess fatty tissues at our practice in San Antonio, liposuction may be sufficient to giving them the contours they want. In other cases, excess skin and other tissues may need to be surgically removed through small, discreet incisions. In any event, male breast reduction is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, and most patients are able to return to their normal, everyday routines within one to two weeks.
Candidates for Male Breast Reduction Surgery
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery are men who have excess breast tissue despite being in good overall health and in fairly good physical shape. Male breast reduction surgery is not a form of weight loss surgery, nor is it effective among men who are chronically obese. It is a body contouring procedure that will produce the best results for those who are looking to refine their physiques. For patients who have lost massive amounts of weight, however, and are struggling with excess skin and deposits of fat in the chest area, male breast reduction surgery may be an excellent option.
Male Breast Reduction Results
The skin and fat that are removed during male breast reduction at our San Antonio practice cannot regenerate; once they’re gone, they’re gone. However, it is still important for men who undergo the procedure to lead healthy lifestyles, eating well and exercising routinely, if they wish to maintain their newly streamlined contours. Following Dr. Pilcher’s post-operation instructions to the letter will help to ensure quick healing and the best possible results.
Contact Dr. Sheryl Pilcher Today
If you are one of the millions of American men who suffer from gynecomastia, we can help. To find out more about male breast reduction surgery, or to schedule a consultation to determine your candidacy for the procedure, please contact San Antonio plastic surgeon Sheryl Pilcher today.
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