Some men experience an over abundant growth in the fatty tissue in their chest, giving the appearance of small to medium breasts. This results in a condition medically known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is perfectly normal and can occur as a result of:
- Drug side-effects
- Medical conditions
The development of male breasts can be a source of embarrassment and have a negative effect on self-esteem and body image. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia often avoid physical activities and intimacy; they may feel uncomfortable taking their shirt off in public or in front of loved ones. Using non-invasive liposuction Dr. Nikko can address this condition to help you get the body you want and restore your self-confidence.
Q&A on Male Breast Reduction
Dr Nikko answers questions about male breast reduction.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results are permanent and immediate. Everyone is born with a certain amount of fat cells in the body that after puberty stop recreating. Once these fat cells have been removed from the body they will not return. However, the results are permanent only if you constantly work at it. Male patients that undergo breast liposuction must commit to certain lifestyle changes associated with diet and exercise. And even though the removed fat cells cannot return in the area treated, they will begin to appear in other areas of the body if a healthy lifestyle is not conducted.
What is the Male Breast Reduction Process?
- Your first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nikko at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas to determine the cause and extent of your gynecomastia. Once Dr. Nikko has evaluated your condition he can determine the best way to proceed with correcting it. Sometimes liposuction is enough to achieve the results, but some men need the glands in the breasts to be excised as well. He will thoroughly discuss all the options and make sure that you are comfortable and that you agree with the procedure.
2: Your procedure.
- If Dr. Nikko determines that liposuction is the right procedure for you, you will schedule your surgery appointment at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston. During your consultation Dr. Nikko will have thoroughly explained how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect the day of the procedure. Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure; you can expect to be sent home on the same day.
3: Male breast reduction recovery.
- Recovery from a gynecomastia procedure is minimal. You can expect to be able to recover in the comfort of your own home and you should be able to resume your normal professional and social activities within a few days. Most patients are able to resume their complete exercise routines within 7-10 days. Nikko will provide you with a compression garment to be worn over the treated area, and pain medication will be provided to manage any pain you may experience. Dr. Nikko is a board-certified dermatologist and skin expert who will take the necessary steps and precautions to minimize and scarring involved with your gynecomastia procedure.
Take the Next Step
If you think that you suffer from gynecomastia and a male breast reduction might be the right procedure for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Nikko at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas today. Dr. Nikko will evaluate your condition, answer any questions you might have, explain the entire male breast reduction process and recovery to you, and you will be shown “before” and “after” pictures of actual Dr. Nikko patients. Take the next step in improving your self-esteem and active lifestyle by contacting Dr. Nikko today! Cosmetic enhancement procedures are not covered insurance carriers; patients are financially responsible for their male breast reduction procedure.