Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Overview
Male breasts (gynecomastia) create such anxiety and embarrassment that guys, at any age, will go to great lengths to avoid any activity that requires a bare chest. It is now possible to correct male breasts (gynecomastia) with minimal to no bruising or swelling and return to work or school the next day!
- Most guys take no pain medication and drive themselves to the office the next day.
- After treatment by Dr. Ditesheim, every male, regardless of age or size, has been comfortable to go bare-chested at the beach or pool – for the first time in their lives!
- The gynecomastia surgery results are immediate.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) FAQ's
Why do I have male breasts (gynecomastia)?
All guys have some breast tissue under the nipple. For some, there is either more breast tissue or the normal breast tissue has been stimulated. This creates a projection under the nipple. Any swelling under the nipple, areola or on the male chest can give a “breast look” that is embarrassing. For almost all guys, the “why” is not known.
I am a thin, muscular build, why do I have male breasts?
Male breasts (gynecomastia) can present as fullness under the nipple or round chest fullness with stretched out nipples. There are different presentations.
Where is the gynecomastia surgery scar?
For most guys, the scar can be hidden completely. Using a new male liposuction technique called AquaShape®, it is now possible to correct male breasts without a visible scar on the chest. (link to results with Aquashape). A small skin slit is made in the armpit and a tube is inserted under the skin to remove the breast tissue. If there is “grizzly” firmer breast tissue, then a small scar is made at the edge of the nipple. When the nipple skin shrinks, the scar heals almost invisibly.
What is the recovery after removing male breasts?
Using Dr. Ditesheim’s scarless technique, there is no scar on the chest, minimal to no bruising or swelling and a return to work or school the next day. Exercise can be resumed within the week. If a minimal scar is needed around the edge of the nipple to remove firmer breast tissue, the recovery can still be as quick. Even with a tailoring of excess skin, there is a quick recovery from gynecomastia surgery with minimal bruising and swelling with the ability to resume activities within 4-5 days.
What is Aquashape?
A new technology that uses the power of water to free the excess fat (or fatty breast tissue) from the normal tissues. The loose fat is removed from the body through a small cannula. Because no high energy, ultrasound, vibration or laser heat is used, there is less trauma to the body and a quicker and gentler recovery.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Testimonials
42 yr old male seen here before and the morning after the gynecomastia surgery. Note there is minimal bruising, no swelling. This patient drove himself to the office the next morning, returned to work the next day and resumed athletic activity within the week. He did not need any narcotic pain medicines.
“My chest looks amazing, you can’t even tell that I had surgery. I am so happy that I went through with the procedure.”
“I feel my chest is finally proportional to my body. I can’t even see the scars, it’s unbelievable.”
“I’m now comfortable with wearing tight fitting shirts. I don’t avoid going to the pool anymore.”
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) In Depth Learning
Unlike women who talk to one another about their breast augmentation or liposuction, men do not talk to one another about gynecomastia. They hide it under their clothes, and so even their best friends are often...read more
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