Jandali Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction for men with gynecomastia in Connecticut, Fairfield County, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Fairfield, Wilton, Weston, Easton, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Milford, Stratford, and New Haven County, and New York.
Gynecomastia is defined as persistent enlargement of the male breast. Due to the changing hormones of the adolescent male and middle-aged men, variable thickening and enlargement of the breast can occur. In adolescent males, these changes are usually temporary and the breast returns to a normal appearance over 1 to 2 years. However, in some patients, the enlarged breast contour can persist, which is known as gynecomastia.
A common feature with gynecomastia is a firm, fibrous mass directly underneath the areola. This mass can cause bulging and widening of the areola, which can be quite noticeable. In addition, there can be diffuse overgrowth of the fat in the breast, leading to an enlarged breast. Sometimes the breasts are extremely large and have sagging of the skin and tissue. Even modest cases of gynecomastia can result in social withdrawal and avoidance of situations that involve removing one's shirt, like athletics and swimming.
Gynecomastia surgery depends on the degree of excess fat and skin and if there is enlargement of the areola (the dark skin around the nipples). For small masses underneath the areola, treatment involves an incision hidden on the lower border of the areola and removal of the mass.
When there is diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast in addition to a mass, liposuction can be performed to remove this fat and better contour the breast. This is performed through one or two tiny incisions that are not visible when healed.
In severe cases of gynecomastia with excess skin and fat, sometimes an incision completely around the areola is needed to remove the excess skin. If the nipple and areola have sagged and need to be lifted, a breast lift or breast reduction can be performed.
If you have gynecomastia and are interested in male breast reduction surgery, come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!