Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the male breast, and is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Man Boobs”. This can be a result of excess localized fat and / or glandular tissue. It may affect one or both sides of the chest. Gynecomastia is a common deformity and can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment for males who are afflicted with it. The definitive treatment for gynecomastia is a surgical procedure in Salt Lake City, UT called a male breast reduction or subcutaneous mastectomy.
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Gynecomastia is a condition in which there is a response of the male breast due to a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared to estrogen. This results in an enlargement disk of breast tissue behind the nipple, causing enlarged, frequently painful breast and protuberant nipples. Excess weight is also a cause of larger “Man Boobs”, which are mainly fat. Several causes are listed above.
The goal of Gynecomastia Surgery in Salt Lake City is to remove the excess male breast tissue. Male breast reduction in Salt Lake City can be accomplished through a small incision around along the lower outside of the nipple. The excessive breast tissue is removed leaving a small pad of breast tissue under the nipple. This helps to ensure adequate blood circulation and to avoid indentation of the nipple. After the unwanted breast tissue is removed and sent to a pathologist for examination. Surgery for Gynecomastia is also known as a male breast reduction or subcutaneous mastectomy. Surgery for Gynecomastia is predictable and has a high degree of patient satisfaction.
Male breast enlargement caused by excess fatty tissue only, is treated with liposuction followed by an elastic compression. For the enlarged hanging male breast, excision of some excess skin may be required during male breast reduction in Salt Lake City. All of the surgeries for Gynecomastia in Salt Lake City are highly successful operations and brings satisfactory results to the patient.
After Gynecomastia surgery, instructions are provided regarding activities and limitations. Overall, the Gynecomastia patient finds satisfaction with a more normal appearance. Best of all, we find satisfied patients.
Gynecomastia Surgery results are satisfying. Male breast reduction in Salt Lake City provides desirable outcomes for years to come. The results may alter with age, weight gain and weight loss, and the use of substances known to cause Gynecomastia as noted above.
Call for your consultation with Fairbanks Plastic Surgery about Gynecomastia Surgery in Salt Lake City at (801) 951-8099.