Gynecomastia results in enlarged breast tissue in males of all ages. The cause of this condition is not completely known (sometimes due to a hormone imbalance) but it can lead to men feeling self-conscious about their chest, or about removing their shirt during certain activities such as swimming. If you're someone who is suffering from gynecomastia in the Louisville, KY area, then our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, can perform a breast reduction surgery where he will surgically excise the enlarged tissue and use liposuction to remove any stubborn fat that has been stored up. A male breast reduction operation can be successfully performed on-site at our Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery practice, offering you a more contoured, masculine-looking chest and helping to restore your confidence.
Since excess breast tissue can be caused by medical conditions other than gynecomastia, a doctor should confirm the cause before treatment. You will be an ideal candidate if you have:
- A healthy body weight
- Fat and breast tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Good skin elasticity
- Overall good health
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"I had lipo and fat transfer 6 weeks ago performed by DR. Mizuguchi. I am beyond pleased with my results. Dr Mizuguchi is basically a magician! Not to mention he is friendly, attentive, humble, and personable. He takes the time to thoroughly explain things in a way you understand, and actually listens to and addresses any and all of your concerns. His staff is amazing as well. Very friendly and welcoming. I most definitely would recommend Dr. Mizuguchi!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 05, 2019
What to Expect
Male breast reduction surgery usually involves a combination of surgical tissue removal and liposuction. Our plastic surgeon will make an incision (usually around the areola) and remove dense breast tissue with surgical excision. Then, our plastic surgeon can remove any excess fat with liposuction to create a smooth contour. After the surgery, you will have your chest bandaged and in a compression garment that should be worn at all times. You should rest and move your upper body as little as possible for at least three days. Most patients can return to work in 7 – 10 days and resume low impact exercise in 2 – 3 weeks. Our surgeon will go over specific recovery instructions and any prescribed medication.
Results from male breast reduction are usually seen at least three months after the surgery when the swelling has subsided. It may take 6 – 12 months for the skin to tighten and form to the new chest shape. The results of male breast reduction surgery will be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy, stable weight, but natural signs of aging (like loose skin) will continue.
Plan Your Procedure
A Confidently Contoured Chest
lf you avoid activities, like swimming, sports, and exercise because of gynecomastia, schedule a consultation with Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery to learn more about male breast reduction surgery and how it can help you. Treating gynecomastia can improve your appearance, confidence, and activity level.