Abnormal male breast enlargement or gynecomastia, is quite common but rarely talked about. Gynecomastia results from the overdevelopment of the male breast tissue, an over- accumulation of fat on the chest or a combination of the two – fat and breast glands. The breast skin may be involved (sagging or ptotic skin) to varying degrees as well. Gynecomastia is a condition that affects up to 50% of young and older men. Genetics, massive weight gain, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, marijuana, and performance enhancing drugs (steroids) are all cited as causes of gynecomastia.
However, this condition can be corrected by male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery. During this procedure, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Frank L. Stile will remove fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts. In some cases, excess skin must also be removed.The result is a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. The goal for patients is a more masculine appearance. Several techniques are used by Dr. Stile to treat patients who want male breast reduction or correction of gynecomastia. Dr. Stile either uses less-invasive, suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) techniques, directly excises (cuts out) the gland through a small incision, or uses a combination of both liposuction and excision for correction. Call Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, today to schedule a free consultation and learn how gynecomastia surgery can help you.
Since excess breast tissue can be caused by medical conditions other than gynecomastia, a doctor should confirm the cause before treatment. Ideal candidates will have:
- A healthy body weight
- Fat and breast tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Good skin elasticity
- Overall good health
"Dr. Stiles and his caring and wonderful staff are amazing! From when you call in and feel like a star! To the beautiful office and patient rooms. No paper gowns here, you get a super soft and comfy robe :) To the consultation where Dr. Stiles actually takes the time to listen to you and answer any questions. On Pre-op day they give you a personalized book with everything you could possibly need to know and what to expect. Also all the prescriptions were thought out with experience and care. I loved being prepared and not worrying because the Dr. and his staff know what to expect and spelled it out for me. On The day of surgery it was just me and my nurse. She only had me as a patient so she was able to sit with me and talk to me and wasn't running all around making you feel more nervous. (If you have ever had a surgery you know what I mean.) But that's not all I had a huge stomach after 5 c-sections and Dr.Stiles was able to perform an extended tummy tuck on me with muscle repair and 2 areas of Lipo. He is an artist and took away 11lbs of skin!!! As if that wasn't enough he gave me back my "normal". No hiding in big shirts and feeling embarrassed and self conscience. My results have exceeded my expectations and I smile more and stand taller everyday!! Plus all the extra eyes and compliments don't hurt Do yourself a huge favor and go to Dr. Stiles he is highly rated and accredited! Which you can't put a price on that!"- A.M. / Yelp / May 05, 2018
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"Dr Stile is an amazing Surgen! Can't be more happier with my liposuction and scar revision I had done."- A.A. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"I would like to take this time to spread some love towards Dr. Stile and his team and how Amazing they took care of me not only like a patient but like I was family.. Before, during and post-op at all my appointments I am in & out with the most wonderful care. Consistently where everyone is so happy!! (thank god!!) !!! Dr. Stile's I am beyond grateful for your brilliant work! So thankfull for you and your Awesome staff!! Job well done Sir!!! Crystal-Lynn"- C.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2018
"best surgeon in Las Vegas!!! - Dr. Stile staff is very professional and courteous. They book my appt the same day and surgery 2 weeks later ! Thank god I did cause their was an infection in my breast that could have been fatal . Dr. Stile removed everything and i healed for a month before he puts new ones in . They are perfect ! Thank u for taking great care of me ."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 04, 2018
What to Expect
Male breast reduction surgery usually involves a combination of surgical tissue removal and liposuction. The plastic surgeon will make an incision (usually around the areola) and remove dense breast tissue with surgical excision. Then the plastic surgeon can remove any excess fat with liposuction to create a smooth contour. After the surgery, patients will have their chest bandaged and in a compression garment that should be worn at all times. Patients should rest and move their upper body as little as possible for at least 3 days. Most patients can return to work in 7 – 10 days and resume lower impact exercise in 2 – 3 weeks. The surgeon will go over specific recovery instructions and any prescribed medication.
Results from male breast reduction are usually seen at least 3 months after the surgery when the swelling has subsided. It may take 6 – 12 months for the skin to tighten and form to the new chest shape. The results of male breast reduction surgery will be permanent as long as the patient maintains a healthy, stable weight, but natural signs of aging (like loose skin) will continue.
Plan Your Procedure
A Confidently Contoured Chest
lf you avoid activities, like swimming, sports, and exercise because of gynecomastia, schedule a consultation to learn more about male breast reduction surgery and how it can help you. Treating gynecomastia can improve your appearance, confidence, and activity level.