What is gynecomastia?
When men possess enlarged breast tissue that leads to an overly feminine appearance, it’s called gynecomastia. It’s a common condition, the exact cause of which is not known. However, it’s suspected that it develops due to hormonal changes, certain medications and congenital factors. In addition, it is more common in adolescence and as men grow older.
Is male breast reduction right for you?
If your enlarged breasts cause you anxiety and emotional distress, male breast reduction surgery may be in your best interest. Though Dr. Schwartz determines candidacy on an individual basis, in general you may be considered an ideal candidate if you:
- Are a healthy non-smoker.
- Have suffered from gynecomastia for at least one year.
- Possess breasts that are no longer growing and are unresponsive to diet and exercise alone.
- Possess overly feminine breasts that cause you anxiety and emotional distress.
An overview of male breast reduction surgery
To prepare for your male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect before, during and after the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.
For your actual breast reduction surgery, Dr. Schwartz will either perform ultrasound liposuction or surgical excision of the excess tissue depending on your unique needs. If your breast tissue is quite firm, Dr. Schwartz will perform ultrasound liposuction to break down the tissue and improve your chest contour. Many men prefer this option, as it allows for a more rapid recovery period, as well as hidden, very minimal incisions.
If liposuction alone cannot remove all of the abnormal tissue, Dr. Schwartz will excise the excess volume surgically. After making a precise incision along the bottom of your areola, he will remove the unwanted breast tissue that concerns you most. Once the excess tissue has been removed, Dr. Schwartz may also perform liposuction to improve your chest contouring and restore a distinctly masculine appearance. Once Dr. Schwartz has successfully sculpted your ideal, masculine chest, he will expertly close the incisions so they blend into the surrounding skin and are virtually imperceptible to the eye.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo male breast reduction with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
A nationally recognized breast surgeon.
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
A leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He’s a national educator for Sientra and Mentor Corporations breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.