Losing weight can be a hard task, especially when it’s just the last few pounds. Often, men find they can’t get rid of extra tissue and fat after weight loss, especially in the region of the breasts, despite their diet and exercise. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates offers male breast reduction as a means to the end of extra fat and tissue in the breasts. Dr. Dean Johnston routinely helps people find their ideal physique. He serves patients in Lake Mary and Orlando, Fl, along with others throughout the Orange county area.
Gynecomastia, or the storage of excess breast tissue, is often due to a decrease in testosterone experienced in men of all ages as the result of genetics, excess weight, medication, or other health conditions. While losing weight can aide in a reduction in the size of male breasts, there is often excess glandular tissue left behind. Male breast reduction is an excellent way to remove excess tissue present in male breasts and help restore a firm, more muscular chest.
Ideal candidates for male breast reduction are at their ideal body weight, have elastic skin, and have realistic expectations surrounding the outcome of surgery. If you are a candidate who is overweight or obese, it is recommended that you try to lose weight with diet and exercise before considering surgery.
Male breast reduction involves surgery and liposuction procedures depending on what tissues need to be removed and the amount present. The doctor will make an incision on the nipple’s edge, or in the underarm area to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin.
After surgery, a chest wrap will be applied to the site of the incision. Post-surgery, swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common. An elastic pressure garment will be provided to help reduce swelling. Recovery time varies amongst individuals, and further options should be discussed with the doctor during your consultation.
After recovery, an immediate change in the shape and appearance of the breasts should be present. Patients can usually return to work within a few days, but it’s important to not engage in any strenuous activity during the recovery time. After you are healed, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although male breast reduction helps aide the removal of excess tissue, gynecomastia can still reoccur with the absence of proper diet and self-care.
To learn more about how Dr. Dean Johnston can help you rid yourself of excess breast tissue, or to inquire if male breast reduction is right for you, please contact us. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates is located in Lake Mary, FL, but serves residents throughout Orlando and Orange County.