Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Articles

Cosmetic Enhancement is not a decision to be taken lightly. When considering cosmetic enhancement, whether surgical or nonsurgical, there is no substitute for safety. Be sure to choose a skilled, well-credentialed doctor you can trust.

Everyone wants a fast recovery from their cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reductions and lifts, tummy tucks or abdominoplasties and many other. Rapid recovery from surgery can be related to the commercial about arthritis that says, “A body at rest tends to stay at rest”. This saying is taken from Newton's First Law of Motion which states that, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it’. If you took high school physics you will remember this!

The average person is exposed to 174 newspapers full of information every day and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text.

We have talked a lot about the Mommy Makeover which usually includes a breast augmentation (with or without a lift), liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to help moms get their pre-pregnancy figure back. However, dads are also helping take kids to soccer along with trying to keep up with today's fast-paced environment. So, let us not forget about Dad's option to help improve his appearance, too!

Because cosmetic surgery is now relatively safe and predictable many people have become relaxed about safety precaution. A lot of emphasis is placed on trusting your cosmetic surgery doctor or board-certified plastic surgery doctor to give you the results you expect. This means many patients find out about their surgeon's qualifications and neglect to find out about the anesthesia or the accreditation of the surgery rooms.

Some men accumulate excess body fat in their chest area which creates an effect of breasts on the male, or “man boobs”. For many men, this can be a very embarrassing problem and they may become so self-conscious about their appearance that they refuse to take their shirt off in public or even in front of a significant other. Some plastic surgeons do offer a simple solution for getting rid of “man boobs” for good. Gynecomastia surgery is a very simple procedure that involves removing both fat and tissue around the chest area to create a very flat, streamlined appearance. Dr. Kevin Light from the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines in Dallas shares these tips and insights for correcting this common problem:

While women account for the majority of plastic and cosmetic procedures each year, men are still lining up for facelifts, BOTOX injections and liposuction to improve their appearance.

Dr. Arnold Breitbart is accomplished in the wide spectrum of plastic surgery. From his offices in Manhattan and Long Island, he provides renowned cosmetic surgery services to patients seeking abdominoplasty, Liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, face lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, gynecomastia surgery, and other body contouring procedures. He also offers non-invasive treatments such as Restylane®, Perlane®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, and Radiesse® injections.

Over the past 5 years there has been an explosion in male liposculpture, and it continues to become more popular for men every day.

It's not going to surprise anyone to hear that thousands of patients a year are going to plastic surgeons' offices looking for correction of their uneven, unsightly, and sagging breasts. But is it surprising to hear that these are male patients? In 2003 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that 14,611 men had breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia, the medical term for female-like breasts in men.
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