Gynecomastia in Atlanta, GA
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates that 40 to 60 percent of men have oversized breasts, which often can be a cause of emotional shame and discomfort. Dr. Marisa Lawrence offers men in Atlanta, Alpharetta and nearby cities surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts. She is compassionate in her approach with men who are embarrassed about their oversized breasts.
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about two hours. General anesthesia is typically used. The treatment plan varies depending on your individual needs. If you are primarily concerned about excess fatty tissue, Dr. Lawrence may simply use liposuction techniques to reduce the size of the breasts. If you have excess glandular breast tissue or excess skin, she will need to use excision techniques. Liposuction and excision techniques can also be combined, and the nipple and areola may be moved to a higher position. The surgical incision pattern varies by patient.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Good candidates for gynecomastia treatment are of reasonable weight and are physically and emotionally stable. They should have realistic expectations of surgery, which will be discussed thoroughly during a consultation with Dr. Lawrence. The best candidates have firm, elastic skin that will hug the body contours after surgery.
What is the Recovery Period After Male Breast Reduction Like?
You will have post-operative bruising, swelling and some scarring, which should fade over time. Per Dr. Lawrence’s recommendations, you should wear an elastic pressure garment for three to six weeks after surgery. It may take several weeks of recovery before she clears you to return to your normal exercise or activity routine.
What are the Risks of Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction is an extremely safe procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, but any surgery has its risks. Potential complications include infection, skin damage, accumulation of fluid, bleeding, scarring or changes in pigmentation. In rare cases, some patients have post-operative asymmetry.
Learn More About Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta
If you are embarrassed about your oversized breasts and would like a flatter, more masculine looking chest, talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence. Contact our office to set up an appointment. We serve patients in Atlanta, Alpharetta and surrounding areas.