Chest Reduction

Chest Reduction

Do you wonder if your chest seems fuller than it should be? You may have a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the abnormal enlargement of glandular breast tissue in the male chest. All men have breast tissue, but it is generally insignificant because our hormones suppress its growth.

The good news is that gynecomastia can be treated with surgery. Chest reduction is the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedure among men. So stop worrying about removing your shirt in public or wearing those fitted shirts. Dr. Terry Maffi is a board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the premier plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Have questions or interested in scheduling a chest reduction consultation? Call today! 480.505.6430.

Chest reduction is also known as male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia (abnormal breast development in men).

Chest reduction has risen by 173% since 1997.

Chest reduction rose by 26% in the past year alone. It is the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedure in men.

Chest Reduction Surgery Questions

Gynecomastia is rarely caused by a serious medical condition; in fact, its cause is seldom identified. However, because there can be medical problems leading to gynecomastia, your first step should be to see your family doctor. Some of the causes of gynecomastia can include hormonal imbalance, side effects of medications or the excessive use of marijuana, steroids or alcohol.

Surgical options include liposuction or excision (surgical removal) of the breast tissue. Most guys require a combination of both. The actual gland tissue is too dense to “suck out” with liposuction, so it is cut out through a very small incision around the areola (the brown skin surrounding the nipple). Liposuction is then performed to remove any excess fatty tissue.

Gynecomastia typically will not resolve without surgical intervention. If it occurs in very young boys, there is a chance of it resolving after puberty.

Typically guys can enjoy permanent results with a chest reduction. Gynecomastia rarely comes back.

No, you can have enlargement of just one or both breasts.

The downtime for a chest reduction is minimal. You can expect bruising and swelling for a week or two, but you can return to work in 4 – 7 days.

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