Good candidates for male breast reduction:
Gynecomastia surgery is a highly individualized procedure and should not be done to fulfill someone else’s desires or to fit any sort of ideal image. It is best performed on patients who:
Are healthy and of relatively normal weight
Do not smoke
Have a positive outlook and specific, realistic expectations
Are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large
Have stabilized breast development
Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
Adolescents may benefit from male breast reduction surgery. It is possible they will need a second procedure as an adult to maintain results of their gynecomastia surgery. Oklahoma City men can count on the continued support and care of Dr. Tim Love to keep them looking and feeling their best.
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is called reduction mammaplasty. It reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola. In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Many are opting to have gynecomastia surgery; Oklahoma men have helped make this one of the most commonly performed procedures.
Step 1 - Anesthesia
Anesthesia will be administered by a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist.
Step 2 – The Approach
Liposuction: In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires the insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction. There are various liposuction techniques that may be used. The technique most appropriate will be defined with the patient during a consultation.
Excision: Excision techniques are recommended where glandular beast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision is also necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending upon the specific conditions and surgical preference.
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Step 3 – See the results
The visible improvements of male breast reduction are immediate. Either surgical approached used to correct gynecomastia will require incisions. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Your final result should restore a more youthful look also help you feel more confident about yourself.
How do I know that Dr Tim Love is the best gynecomastia surgeon for me?
- Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City.
- Thirty plus years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.
- Countless successful procedures.
- Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Hundreds of satisfied patients - read their reviews.
- A comfortable and convenient OKC location.
Contact the clinic or call Dr. Tim Love to arrange your consultation today: (405) 751-LOVE(5683)