MALE BREAST REDUCTION (GYNECOMASTIA)
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Some men have enlarged breasts for many reasons. This common condition is called gynecomastia. It is easily treatable. Dr. Yang specializes in male breast reduction surgery. It is a safe and effective procedure.The over development of male breasts, in the last decade, has been seen in up to 64% of male adolescents. In the majority of these cases the condition corrects itself, but unfortunately, it can remain and be a cause of embarrassment. Sometimes gynecomastia is a result of weight gain, a possible hormonal imbalance, medication or drug side effect. Also, to some degree, this condition usually develops during early puberty. It is also extremely common in men who have used steroids for body building as well as after they reach the age of 50. Rarely, is it a result from endocrine disorders or tumors.
The goal of the male breast reduction surgery is to eliminate the feminine appearance resulting from excess breast tissue. This is a procedure is performed on teenagers to healthy men in their eighties.
Having male breast reduction surgery has the potential to be life changing.
Men with large, heavy pendulous breasts are candidates for man boob reduction. If your gynecomastia does not seem likely to resolve on its own, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery. As a result of this procedure, you can experience an improved self-image and reduction in social anxiety. You may also have an easier time performing physical activities, including sports, fitness, and work activities. Restore your confidence.
Dr. Bennett C. Yang performs male breast reduction at a fully licensed and accredited outpatient cosmetic surgery center. The breast reduction procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to perform. Male breast reduction involves removing the excess male breast tissue through liposuction, as well as direct excision. Most patients take a week off of work to recover. They may take a longer time off if the work requirements are strenuous. Minimal Scarring may occur and they are usually well hidden from view by regular clothing.
In Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, breast reduction surgery is usually not considered medical – a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by insurance. An exception is when the indication for surgery was due to breast reconstruction or reduction causing back issues due to heaviness of large breasts. Call us for more information.
The specific risks and the suitability of male breast reduction (or other breast surgery procedures) for any patient can only be determined through a consultation. Please call us today.
Dr. Bennett C. Yang has been in practice for 20 years and is an expert in breast reduction. For the most recent plastic surgery before and after results, please follow us on Instagram @bennettyangmd . Make your appointment at any of our 3 offices in Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.