Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Minnesota

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.

Breast Reduction for Men under Local Tumescent Anesthesia in Minnesota

Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is due to either increased glandular breast tissue and/or excess local fat deposition. It can be treated with male breast reduction procedure with either liposuction only or liposuction with male mastectomy in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas.

You are a good candidate if you are generally healthy and do not smoke or use drugs. Although adolescents in Minnesota may benefit from these procedures, it is good idea to wait until your breast development has stabilized. If your breast enlargement is mainly due to fat deposition and weight, a weight loss program with diet and exercise should be your first choice.

Surgical correction is very effective to improve the appearance of breasts in patients with gynecomastia. However, you should still have a realistic expectation. Patients who have significant skin laxity should have their skin tightened with new laser or Vaser technologies, or male breast lift. The deformity related to skin sagging after male breast reduction is one of the most common reasons that patients are not happy with the results.

Traditionally, male breast reduction procedure in Minnesota are performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. With the invention of tumescent anesthesia and the development of liposuction technology, male breast reduction procedures can be performed in the ambulatory setting under local tumescent anesthesia and mild sedation. New approaches of anesthesia can avoid the risks from general anesthesia and shorten the recovery time.

Shu Cosmetic Surgery offers male breast reduction procedure with cutting edge technology and new surgical techniques in the Edina, MN. People in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas appreciate our minimal invasive approach, high-quality care, and affordable price. Please call our office if you have any questions on male breast reduction.

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