At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA, we offer male breast reduction because we want every man in the Sacramento, CA area and beyond to feel comfortable in his own skin. Male breasts can result from a number of different causes, and this means not every man who is unhappy with how he looks is actually a good candidate for male breast reduction. Some people may be better candidates for liposuction, or it might be best for you to have both procedures. Learn if you are a good candidate by reading on.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Those With Excess Breast Tissue and Fat
Male breast reduction alone does not provide results as dramatic as those obtained by actual fat removal procedures, like liposuction, but it is perfect for removing some of the excess fat.
A single procedure alone will not be sufficient to achieve your ideal aesthetic if you have significant amounts of both fat and glandular tissue that you need to remove. A glandular tissue excision along with liposuction would be required in this case in order to get the best results.
Those Who Have Developed Excess Breast Tissue
Several factors can contribute to the appearance of male breasts. You may feel like you have male breasts if you are overweight or obese. However, you should not consider an excision procedure unless you actually have excess breast tissue. Liposuction is a better option for people with only excess fat or excess fat and skin.
Those Who Don’t Smoke
The procedure may be suitable for you if you do not smoke. In the six weeks preceding and following the procedure, it is imperative that you abstain from nicotine in order to be a good candidate for this procedure and to get the best results.
The effects of nicotine on your health are numerous, including raising your blood pressure, damaging collagen, and slowing the rate at which your skin forms new collagen. If you are put under anesthesia or sedation, your blood pressure must be within a normal range. You will also recover faster with strong collagen, so avoiding nicotine is crucial to every aspect of your procedure.
Those Who Can Prepare Well
It is essential that you have realistic expectations about the preparation process if you are going to consider this procedure. You may be advised to stop taking certain medications, depending on your health, and you will need to be able to keep to these instructions.
In the two weeks preceding your procedure, you must avoid taking any NSAIDs, MAOIs, or corticosteroids, for example. You should also avoid supplements such as ginkgo biloba, garlic, St. John’s Work, vitamins E and K, and supplements containing fatty acids, such as fish oil. You should limit sodium, caffeine, and spicy foods if you have high blood pressure.
Those Who Can Abstain From Alcohol for a Time
During anesthesia or sedation, you must keep your blood pressure in a normal range, as already stated. The effects of alcohol on your blood pressure are similar to those of nicotine, and alcohol consumption before your procedure may cause your blood pressure to rise to unhealthy levels if you are usually at the upper end of normal already.
To avoid this, you should refrain from drinking alcohol for at least six weeks prior to your procedure. To ensure a speedy recovery and the best results from your procedure, you must abstain from alcohol for six weeks following your procedure, as well.
Those Who Are Ready for the Procedure Itself
You must have realistic expectations about any aesthetic or medical procedure if you want to be a good candidate. We recommend scheduling an initial consultation if you think this procedure can help you sculpt the body of your dreams. We will provide you with a detailed explanation of what to expect during your consultation.
Those Who Have Realistic Expectations
You have to have realistic expectations about the results if you are going to be a good candidate for this procedure. Our initial consultation will also include a discussion of your aesthetic goals, and we’ll take a look at the underlying tissue structures of your chest.
It is important to understand that this procedure may not produce permanent results. If fat is removed, the results will be permanent. Fat cells cannot grow back in the area. Your gynecomastia may return, however, if it is caused by your genes and is due to the development of excess tissue. Additionally, it is possible for excess skin tissue to reappear if you gain and then lose weight in the future.
Those Who Can Follow Post-Op Instructions
Following post-op instructions is key to a speedy recovery. You will have to do more than just stop smoking and drinking. Following your procedure, you should avoid driving or operating heavy equipment or machinery as well as taking any prescription analgesics.
If you are prescribed antibiotics, you must take them exactly as directed. Keeping well hydrated is essential for two weeks following your procedure. Certain medications may not be taken for the first two weeks following surgery. During your initial consultation, if you feel that compliance will be difficult, please let us know. This may still be an option for you.
You should now have an idea whether or not you should consider male breast reduction by excision. However, what about liposuction? Should you consider it? What can it help you achieve and what can it not do?
What It Is
By removing fat, liposuction can help you sculpt the body of your dreams. Currently, four liposuction techniques exist, with each having its own advantages. Dr. Kenneth Sumida is an expert in this procedure and will work with you to get the best possible result.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Usually, men suffering from gynecomastia have their chests and flanks liposuctioned. This procedure, however, can be performed almost anywhere. Excess fat on the neck, chin, and jawline can all be addressed with this procedure. Furthermore, excess fat can be removed from the buttocks, back, and abdomen with this treatment.
Smaller pockets of stubborn fat can also be treated: we can remove fat from your upper arms, underarms, or the back of your knees if you have enough fat for removal, for example. Make an appointment for a consultation to determine where you should target your liposuction.
How Much Fat Can Lipo Take Away?
In order to determine how much fat can be removed from an area, several factors must be considered, including the size of the area being treated, how much fat was present in the area being treated, and your weight. A typical treatment removes 26% of fat cells in the area being treated. We may be able to safely remove up to 11 pounds from you, depending on your BMI.
How Long Does Lipo Take?
It takes an average of one hour per treatment area to perform liposuction. You will add around one hour to your total procedure time if you are only removing a significant amount of excess fat from your chest. The total procedure time will increase by about two hours if you are removing excess fat from both your chest and sides, for example.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Liposuction produces permanent results, as stated earlier. Fat cells cannot regenerate in adults. Because of this, you will permanently have fewer fat cells in the treated area (such as your chest or flanks) once the fat cells have been suctioned out. In the future, even if you gain weight, the treated areas will not appear as large as they normally might.
Men who are confident they will maintain their weight in the future should consider this procedure most strongly. You may see an expansion of the remaining fat cells in areas that were treated if you consume too many calories. Gaining over 30 pounds can result in loose or excess skin and require a follow-up procedure.
Talk to Us About Your Options Today
You may be an excellent candidate for male breast reduction by excision if you are relatively healthy and uncomfortable with the contours of your chest. To learn more, contact us at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you get the body you’ve always wanted.