It’s common for men to experience sagging, excess fat tissue and skin around the nipple – this is known as gynecomastia. It is common for men with gynecomastia to feel less-than-confident about their appearance. Fortunately, for those who wish to live without this excess skin and fat, there is a common procedure which can help to tighten and uplift the affected area to provide more natural-looking male breasts. This procedure is known as a male breast reduction. Before deciding this procedure is right for you, it’s best to learn as much as you can to determine if it’s the right decision for your life.

Facts About Male Breast Reduction

Fact 1: Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition which affects men all over the world. It can be caused by hormones, rapid weight gain, and weight loss.

Fact 2: While men of all sizes and shapes can be affected by gynecomastia, a male breast reduction is not intended for those who wish to substitute dieting and exercise for a male breast reduction surgery. The procedure is intended to help those who cannot lose their excess fat and skin due to gynecomastia with solely diet and exercise.

Fact 3: Incisions are made around the armpit, areola, or outer rim of the nipple. Then, skin is pulled and tightened, and excess skin is removed. In some cases, the areola incision doesn’t even have to be made. But, in any case, incisions are small and heal to reveal non-scarred skin for most patients.

Fact 4: Recovery from a male breast reduction surgery is fairly minimal. While every patient can expect to recover differently, most of the time we hear that recovery was easier than expected. For most, the sensation resembles the day after a tough arm workout in the gym.

Fact 5: More and more people are taking advantage of male breast reduction surgery with each new year. While plastic surgery is commonly seen as a woman’s tool, society is shifting to embrace the acceptance of new, innovative surgeries for men.

Looking for Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Pennsylvania?

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of gynecomastia and diet and exercising aren’t doing their part to help, Dr. Kole can help. He has years of experience providing many cosmetic procedures, including male breast reductions. For a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Kole, contact us today!