Male Breast Reduction - Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is an impersonal medical term referring to excess breast tissue growth in a male. However, to those boys and men I have treated for gynecomastia, it represents an intensely personal source of shame and distress. Few things seem to incur as much ridicule as this particular disorder, and frequently men will wait many years before having the courage to admit their concerns to a plastic surgeon. After the procedure, most of my Scottsdale and Phoenix cosmetic surgery patients tell me that they should have sought help years earlier.
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There are many known causes for gynecomastia, including hormonal imbalances, steroid use, and marijuana use. However, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is unknown and not attributable to drugs or hormones. I have seen a range of this problem, from small almond-sized collections of breast tissue under the areola to large female-appearing breasts. Regardless of the physical severity, the psychological discomfort is usually significant. If you are afraid to take your shirt off at the beach, or if you wrap your chest with an elastic sports bandage under your shirt, or if you walk slouched over to hide your physique, you are suffering a major negative impact on your lifestyle.
Your Solution: Cosmetic Surgery near Phoenix
Gynecomastia can be significantly improved or eradicated with surgery by a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Phoenix area. At the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, the type of surgery I recommend to correct this problem is customized for each patient, and is primarily based on what type of tissue is causing the breast fullness. If the tissue is mostly soft fat, liposuction in Phoenix can effectively flatten the contour of the chest. However, if firm, rubbery tissue is present (usually right behind the areola), liposuction is less effective and I occasionally need to make a small, camouflaged incision at the lower edge of the areola to directly remove the excess tissue. Very rarely, and only in cases of very large breasts and areolas, are more significant incisions needed.
I cannot overstate the relief that men with gynecomastia feel once their chest is flat again. This can be a life altering surgery for those men ashamed of their own physique and tired of dealing with other peoples' teasing.
Male Breast Reduction
See Dr. Cohen explain how he performs male breast reduction in Scottsdale by removing excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest.
If you are interested in learning more about what to expect during the recovery process following male breast reduction, I encourage you to read cosmetic surgery FAQ's (frequently asked questions) about post-operative issues such as care for incisions, time away from work, and ability to engage in exercise and other activities.
Click here to save $50 on your consultation fee, or call 602-702-5380 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cohen at the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about gynecomastia. Dr. Cohen welcomes patients from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries. Dr. Cohen's facility, the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, serves Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.
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Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Dr. Robert Cohen offers plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona.