Talking about enlarged male breasts, medically known as gynecomastia, used to be perceived as taboo. Fortunately, an increasing number of men are now willing to discuss the condition. In fact, at our practice we have helped men young and old deal with gynecomastia through male breast reduction surgery.
More Than Just a Cosmetic Issue
Dr. Kayastha’s approach to each male breast reduction procedure is centered on the fact that there’s more to gynecomastia than cosmetic concerns. The psychological toll of having abnormally enlarged breasts is also taken into consideration. In fact, a recent study found that even mild cases of gynecomastia significantly lowered the subjects’ self-esteem and led to lower scores in a standard quality of life assessment.
Planning for Your Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Apart from the appearance of excess glandular tissue and/or localized fat in your breasts, the ideal candidate for gynecomastia correction surgery should be near or within their ideal body weight, have good skin elasticity (that will help reshape to the body’s new contours post-surgery), and be in excellent physical health. You should also have realistic expectations of the procedure. When it comes to plastic surgery, perfection is not the end goal but rather an improvement or enhancement in appearance.
If you’d like to find out whether or not you’re a candidate for plastic surgery, a personal consultation with Dr. Kayastha is in order. During this consultation, a thorough physical assessment will be done, as well as a discussion of your surgical options, possible risks, and how to prepare for the procedure.
Call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment for your male breast reduction consultation.