What Men (and the Women Who Love Them) Should Know about Gynecomastia SurgeryPosted on June 5, 2017
Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that is rarely discussed. Most men who have the procedure performed are embarrassed even though they are thrilled with the results after surgery. Gynecomastia or excessive male breast tissue can begin to form for men during the pubescent stage. Although it can be magnified by obesity, it can occur in men of normal weight. Often men will try to compensate by lifting weights. Unfortunately, building the muscle behind the breast tissue usually makes the breast tissue even more pronounced. Dr. Kim explains to his male patients that gynecomastia surgery is a rather straightforward procedure that removes breast tissue as well as excess fat from the chest area. It is important that patients are educated concerning the difference between liposuction of the chest and true gynecomastia surgery. Liposuction of the chest will only remove fat. It is not a procedure that will remove breast tissue. Men who choose only liposuction of the chest if breast tissue is present are often dissatisfied with the results. The result is usually a lumpy and uneven appearance that can be just as embarrassing as the chest was with excessive breast tissue. Patients who have excessive breast tissue may need additional incisions strategically placed to take care of loose and lax skin that is excessive. As an artist, as well as a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim is not only able to anticipate when additional incisions will be needed, but is also experienced in assuring that the incisions will be well hidden. Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that enjoys an extremely high satisfaction rate. Most men tell Dr. Kim that after surgery they are able to go shirtless or wear fitted shirts that they would never have considered previously. Male patients or their significant others are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation to consider gynecomastia surgery.