Gynecomastia is the clinical name for male breast enlargement. The abnormal appearance of the breasts can become a cause of embarrassment and psychological and social challenges for a male patient.
At the same time, the condition may also cause physical hurdles or discomfort in some of the patients. Male breast reduction cosmetic surgery can be performed to correct this condition.
Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a sterling, committed, and board certified female plastic surgeon providing treatments for gynecomastia and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Patients in Dallas, Texas, and other suburbs and towns in this area of this amazing state of Texas have an opportunity to receive treatments in a state of the art surgical environment from Dr. Khan.
Gynecomastia may occur in one or both male breasts and the patient will often feel emotionally troubled due to this condition. He may sometimes try to ignore or hide the problem rather than seek medical advice. Before recommending cosmetic surgery for this condition, the surgeon will try to determine the underlying cause of male breast enlargement in a particular patient.
Based on the cause of gynecomastia, an appropriate treatment plan can be created. Some of the common causes of this condition may include:
- Use of certain types of drugs or steroids
- Excessive weight gain
- Prolonged alcohol use
- Certain types of diseases or cancers
- Family history
The surgeon will assess the overall health of the patient, and examine his breast anatomy and other factors to determine his fitness for male breast reduction surgery. It is important to know whether the patient actually suffers from excess breast tissue that requires surgical removal.
Some patients may only have a small amount of excess fat tissue and sagging skin in the breast area. In such cases, the surgeon may first recommend weight loss techniques, a balanced diet program and specific pectoral exercises.
The surgeon will review the patient’s past medical records to learn about their overall health, and may order a few tests if necessary. A good candidate will have a positive mindset, clear aesthetic priorities and reasonable expectations. Patients who smoke will be required to quit the habit for at least a specified time period.
The surgeon will perform gynecomastia surgery using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The customized surgical plan may include excision or liposuction techniques, or a combination of the two to remove excess breast tissue. The surgeon will begin the procedure by placing an incision in a pre-determined, discreet location, usually around the nipple and areola site.
In case of liposuction, the unwanted fat will be removed using a thin cannula and a syringe. Hard grandular tissue will have to be removed with a scalpel. After the excess fat and skin are removed, the surgeon will carefully close the incisions with sutures or tape. Fantastic, focused, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and other communities and neighborhoods in this area of The Lone Star State for gynecomastia.
Following the surgery, the patient will go through a downtime of about one week. He can return to his normal activities or back to work after a week, but will have to avoid strenuous exercises for about one month.