Male breast reduction in Glenview removes the excess glandular tissue and fat that are responsible for the appearance of womanlike breasts in a man; a condition referred to as gynecomastia. To achieve a more masculine physique, our board-certified plastic surgeon at Body by Bloch in Glenview may simultaneously perform liposuction. To help you better understand male breast reduction, the list below shows some of the most frequently asked questions of patients.
Who is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Healthy, normal-weight men with gynecomastia are good candidates for surgery. Furthermore, it is essential to rule out factors linked to womanlike breasts such as the use of marijuana and certain drugs, and some medical conditions. The ideal candidate for male breast reduction in Glenview should also have realistic goals and expectations.
Is There an Age Requirement?
Many surgeons recommend postponing the surgery until you reach 18, which is the age of consent. However, this is just a guideline, not a strict rule. After all, enlarged male breasts that persist for a while are less likely to improve with time.
What’s the Procedure Like?
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, which means you will not feel any discomfort. The vast majority of patients seeking male breast reduction handle the procedure quite well.
Do I Need Liposuction?
Some patients need simultaneous liposuction to further reshape their chest by removing the excess fat.
How Long is the Recovery?
With improved surgical techniques and technologies, most patients can look forward to a pretty straightforward, uneventful recovery. Nonetheless, it remains prudent to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a set amount of time to promote healing.
Does the Result of Male Breast Reduction Look Natural?
Yes! With precise placement and precise tissue excision (while ensuring that enough volume remains after surgery), our surgeon can deliver very natural-looking results.
How Do I Get Started?
To learn more about male breast reduction, visit the experts at Body by Bloch in Glenview or Highland Park. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.