One of the most embarrassing body issues for which men seek our help is the dreaded man boobs. Even obese men who have large bellies tell us that they are okay with the stomach but that the chest makes them feel very self-conscious. The more professional term for man boobs is gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia (depending on whether it is mostly breast tissue or fat). This is a fairly common condition in men which can be a genetic as well. Man boobs can make everyday social situations awkward, from going to the gym to intimacy to finding shirts that fit.
Our preferred method of liposuction for the male chest is a combination of Smart Lipo® and tumescent laser liposuction. We have found this to be, far and away, the most effective and safe procedure for this area. Unfortunately, diet and exercise may not be enough for the fat “programmed” into this area. However, with our new technologies, you can now get the problem taken care of without dangerous general anesthesia or excessive pain or downtime
Can male breast liposuction help correct Gynecomastia?
Male breast reduction with these techniques boosts confidence and leaves you with a more masculine physique. Once these fat cells are removed, they will not grow back and they are gone, forever. This procedure is often described as life-changing by our patients. The new Smart Lipo® and laser liposuction combination treatments now allow for better results and less downtime. Even better, there is no need to go under risky general anesthesia.
What can I expect from the procedure?
Patients are lightly sedated with a few pills but remain awake and coherent throughout the procedure. The procedure is relatively simple. Patients are numbed around the chest and then tiny incisions are made on either side to introduce a laser fiber that melts fat and breast tissue. Once this is done, the cannulas are introduced and the melted fat is extracted. Sucking the fat away is far less abrasive than traditional fat scraping and crushing which is done with traditional liposuction. The procedure usually takes about one hour and patients are able to walk out of the office with a newly sculpted body and refined image. Patients are not permitted to drive, however. Each patient will need to be picked up after the procedure and driven home.
Am I a good candidate for male breast reduction?
If you have man boobs, you are a great candidate for Smart Lipo® and tumescent laser liposuction. There are some cases of what is known as true gynecomastia in which results may be somewhat limited. However, there is still usually still significant improvement possible. Only a physical exam by the doctor can determine if the breast contains to much excess glandular tissue to give adequate results.