A man with feminine breasts may feel like he is the opposite of masculine. Males with excess breast tissue have a condition called gynecomastia, which may cause them psychological and emotional trauma as well as embarrassment and poor body image. Gynecomastia surgery can eliminate enlarged male breasts to restore a more masculine figure so that you can feel confident in your body.
Different Surgical Approaches
Dr. Scroggins creates a personalized treatment plan for each man in need of gynecomastia surgery. The best surgical approach will depend on how much fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin you have. For example, men who have excess glandular tissue will need a different surgical approach than men who have mostly fat accumulation in their breasts.
Liposuction to Remove Excess Fat
For men who have a surplus of fat causing their gynecomastia, liposuction is the best approach. Dr. Scroggins will make a minor incision around the areola or in the underarm and insert through it a narrow tube called a cannula. A suction device will vacuum out the excess fat through the cannula to improve the appearance of your chest.
Surgical Excision of Glandular Tissue
For men with excess glandular tissue, the best surgical approach is to excise it, or cut it out. Dr. Scroggins will make inconspicuous incisions either along the edge of your areolas or within your underarms. Through these incisions, he will cut into the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and remove the superfluous breast tissue.
Excess Skin Removal
Some men have more extreme cases of gynecomastia. For these men, Dr. Scroggins will usually combine excision and liposuction with skin removal to improve your chest contours. While larger incisions may be required, most men agree that it is well worth the significant improvements to your appearance.
The Best Surgical Approach for You
Dr. Scroggins will meet with you personally to examine your chest and determine the best surgical approach for you. Whether you need liposuction, excision, or both, surgery provides a permanent solution to overly large male breasts. Dr. Scroggins can help permanently eliminate your gynecomastia so that you can have the more masculine body you desire and the confidence to go with it.
Carlton Scroggins, M.D., specializes in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring, and he has over 20 years of experience as a cosmetic surgeon. Call (301) 220-0400 or complete our online form to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Scroggins today.