For men who feel uncomfortable about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
If your gynecomastia consists primarily of excessive fatty tissue, Dr. Agha will employ liposuction to remove the excess fat. Through a couple of small incisions, a hollow tube called a cannula is passed into the breast tissue and surrounding chest area. Using deliberate strokes, Dr. Agha moves the cannula through the superficial and deep layers of breast tissue in a controlled manner to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction. Dr. Agha also suctions the surrounding chest areas to blend in the results and to flatten and enhance the chest contour. To learn more, please review the information on our liposuction pages.
Major reductions that involve removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions to remove excess skin and breast tissue and to reposition the nipple in a more natural position on the chest. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. In a typical procedure, an incision is made in an inconspicuous location on the edge of the areola. Working through the incision, Dr. Agha cuts away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, larger incisions may be needed for more severe cases of gynecomastia.