Plastic Surgery practices have always included a number of male patients, but this number has greatly increased in the past few years. One particular cosmetic procedure, male breast reduction, has increased almost 30 percent. According to The American Society for
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, from 2011 to 2012 there has been a 29% increase in the number of male breast reduction surgeries to treat gynecomastia.
Excess breast tissue in men, a condition known as gynecomastia, is present to some degree inapproximately half of the male population, and is seen in all age groups. Gynecomastia can be mild or extremely pronounced, causing embarrassment and self-consciousness. Some men try to hide the condition under baggy clothes, while some may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy. Gynecomastia is particularly difficult for teens and often causes them to refuse to be seen without a shirt, which can severely limit participation in sports or other common group activities.
To correct gynecomastia, liposuction may be all that is needed however, in some cases, removal of excess glandular tissue and localized fat (breast reduction) may be required. Both of these procedures are performed as same day surgery (no overnight hospital stay required) and have minimal incisions and little scarring. A compression garment will be worn for atime after surgery, and strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for 3
weeks, but these restrictions are more than worth the results.
Contact the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300 to schedule a consultation to discuss how gynecomastia surgery can benefit you.