Gynecomastia is female-like breasts on a man, often called man boobs. Gynecomastia is common in men in the Minneapolis and St Paul areas; it happens at any age. Epidemiological studies show that gynecomastia is present in one third of men ages 25 to 45 years and in more than half of men over the age of 50 years. Most of these men in Minnesota are asymptomatic. Male breast reduction surgery is the 4th most common cosmetic surgery procedure (18,256 men breasts surgeries) performed in the United States in 2010.
Gynecomastia can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs. It is also strongly correlated with the presence of obesity. Many gynecomastia patients in Minnesota have both increased glandular breast tissue and excess local fat deposition.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair men’s self-confidence. Some men in Minneapolis/St. Paul may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. Men and parents of teenagers seek out treatment options on a daily bases. The reality is that there are no real solutions except male breast reduction surgery.
Male breast reduction is the surgical correction of enlarged breasts in men. The current male breast reduction surgical techniques are varied depending on the severity of gynecomastia. One of my favorites is the minimal invasive technique which requires a small 3 to 4 millimeter incision. The surgical treatment is highly effective, giving excellent esthetic results. If male breast enlargement is due to fat deposit, the treatment of choice in male breast reduction is liposuction to the area. It might also be necessary to do liposuction along with surgical excision of the glandular tissue to achieve the best results and the flattest chest. In the severe cases, male breast lift and areola reduction surgeries need to be performed to achieve the best esthetic results.
Dr. Steven Shu of Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Edina, Minn. talked about the innovative procedure during a “Be Well with TLC” segment on the show “Twin Cities Live,” which caters to viewers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Shu said patients can expect some swelling during the first few weeks after surgery. After six to nine months, however, the newly augmented breasts settle into their best shape and fullness. At that time, if the breasts are not large enough, a woman can elect to add more fat, Shu said.
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Women who want larger breasts but not the artificial look or health risks of breast implants are turning to breast augmentation with fat transfer. This minimally invasive procedure uses liposuction to transfer fat from other areas of a woman’s body to her breasts. The result is a fuller bosom that looks natural and contains only natural material.
After removing fat tissue from fatty regions of a woman’s body, such as her thighs, stomach, back or buttocks, the cosmetic surgeon places the fat in a machine designed to harvest cells. The cells are then mixed with additional fat; that mixture is injected into the patient’s breasts. Since this fat comes directly from the patient, there is no risk of her body rejecting the tissue, as is sometimes the case with implants using foreign materials. The combination of liposuction with breast augmentation means that the woman’s overall figure is enhanced by fat removal from problem areas. Slimmer woman may have to gain weight before having a breast augmentation with fat transfer.
Those interested in trying the procedure for themselves can do so at a discount from now until the end of August. The Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute in is offering free consultations and a 10 percent discount to prospective patients mentioning the special code “Twin Cities Live” when they call to schedule appointments.
The month of July is filled with celebrations, vacations and just enjoying the
summer weather. It’s also a great month to take advantage of summer
savings on liposuction and breast procedures. Liposuction with any of our
state-of-the-art technology: Laser, Vaser or Body-jet is only $1000 per zone. Breast implants start at $3600. All other breast surgeries are reduced 10%. This month our medspa is offering 20% off a laser treatment package of your choice. Call today to set up your complimentary
consultation! During your consultation please ask about our VIP and referral
programs which offer great rewards to you. All Cosmetic procedures must be
completed by August 31, 2012.
For your convenience, Shu Cosmetic Surgery now offers free WiFi and Keurig coffee