Gynecomastia is the condition in which breast tissue in the male body swells, producing an enlarged, feminine appearance. Indeed, the word “gynecomastia” itself is derived from the Greek words meaning “female-like breasts,” something no male wants to have.
The exact cause of gynecomastia is not always known, but factors such as obesity, hormone imbalance, certain medications, and illicit drug and steroid use may all play a role. Some instances of gynecomastia result from excess fatty tissue, while others may be a glandular issue.
Male Breast Reduction
Southfield body contouring surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai is board-certified in cosmetic surgery and is pleased to offer male breast reduction to men suffering from gynecomastia. To perform this body contouring procedure, Dr. Rifai will make a small incision near the areola through which excess fat and glandular tissue can gently be removed with liposuction. In some cases, excess tissue will require direct surgical removal and may be combined with liposuction.
This cosmetic surgery procedure takes one to two hours, but the results can last for a lifetime. During your initial consultation with Dr. Rifai, he will be happy to listen to your concerns, assess your frame, and help you determine if male breast reduction alone or in combination with other body contouring procedures can best help you meet your goals.
To learn more about body contouring and other male cosmetic surgery procedures, please contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today to schedule an initial consultation with board-certified Southfield, Michigan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai.