MALE BREAST (GYNECOMASTIA)
Gynecomastia is one of the three most common conditions affecting men’s appearance and confidence in their body. Giving the look of enlarged breasts, this condition leaves men with more feminine looking breasts. Gynecomastia often starts in puberty and can be caused by liver or thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances, often at no fault to the patient. Dr Samer Bassilios Habre treats gynecomastia patients to successfully restore men’s confidence by giving them a more muscular and defined chest appearance.
Men who are self-conscious because of larger than normal breasts are candidates for this surgery. Men should be at or near a healthy weight and have relatively good skin tone. If the excessive breast tissue has stretched the skin, a skin tightening technique will be incorporated during the surgery.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
During surgery, our surgeon will use liposuction to remove excess breast tissue an will trim away any skin that shows sagging. In most cases, the incision is made around the areola, which helps minimize scarring. For extreme cases, additional surgical consideration may be made such as a lift, nipple repositioning or skin grafting. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Men who suffer from gynecomastia often want to begin lifting weights to help accentuate the overall outcome. This is encouraged, but must be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks.
SHOW OFF YOUR CHEST!
If you have lived in fear of taking your shirt off at the pool and exposing your chest due to gynecomastia, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery clnic and schedule a consultation with Dr Samer Bassilios Habre, European board-certified plastic surgeon. Our practice has created outstanding outcomes for countless men and will develop a tailored surgical plan to address your specific case.