Over-developed or enlarged breasts in men are more of a widespread concern than you might think. The highly-skilled medical team at Georgetown Plastic Surgery can help restore the natural, masculine contours of the chest, which can also work wonders on your self-confidence.

How does male breast reduction work?

Enlarged breasts are common in men of any age and can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, disease or the use of certain drugs. If breast enlargement is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction alone may be used. Plastic surgery may be recommended by Dr. Staebel when glandular breast tissue or excess skin must also be removed. It is also required if the areola needs to be reduced or repositioned to a more natural place. A combination of liposuction and surgery may also be recommended.

As a man, what benefits can I expect from breast reduction surgery?

Large breasts can cause emotional discomfort for men, impairing their self confidence. Some may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy to hide their condition. Georgetown Plastic Surgery can restore a more masculine chest contour that will ease your feelings of uncomfortableness and reinstate your confidence.

Am I a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction is for men with stable body weight and fairly elastic skin; it may not be suitable for some overweight patients. To ensure you are a good candidate for male breast reduction, Dr. Staebel will confirm that you:
• Are physically healthy and of relatively normal and/or stable weight
• Have breasts of a stabilized size
• Are free from life-threatening illness and medical conditions that impair healing
• Do not smoke or use drugs
• Have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for the procedure

Dr. Staebel has many years of successfully sculpting new breasts for both men and women. Contact us today at Georgetown Plastic Surgery for more information, and to schedule a consultation where you can view before and after photos of reduction procedures.