Male Breast Reduction

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In Lansing, MI, men, just as much as women, can choose cosmetic surgery.  At Michigan Plastic Surgery, men choose breast reduction for Gynecomastia treatment. As one form of male-specific surgery, a male breast reduction offers a more desirable, toned chest after diet and exercise efforts are not enough.

Why a Male Breast Reduction

Many men believe that enlarged breasts can be repaired by diet and exercise. However, enlarged breasts can have extra glandular tissue, which can only be removed by a male breast reduction surgery. If you want to enhance your self-confidence and feel comfortable going shirtless, this procedure will offer the natural improvement you are looking for.

About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, also known as enlarged male breasts, can be caused by a variety of reasons – excess fatty tissue, hormonal imbalance, heredity, or a combination of these factors. Various medicines can also create or worsen the condition including antibiotics, heart medicines, marijuana, anti-anxiety drugs, ulcer medications, AIDS treatments, antidepressants, and chemotherapy. It is also possible to have unilateral gynecomastia, which means that the individual has only one enlarged breast. In many of these cases, diet and exercise may not improve chest appearance. Even active men notice a less-than-ideal masculine aesthetic. When diet and exercise do not create their desired chest appearance, male patients can choose Dr. Lee H. Colony for breast reduction procedures. Dr. Colony performs procedures for patients from Okemos, Grand Ledge, and Brighton as well as those from the Lansing area.

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

A breast reduction procedure may be performed using different surgical techniques. In Lansing cosmetics, surgeons can perform breast reduction using liposuction, an excision technique, or a combination of the two. During a liposuction technique, a cannula, or thin tube, is inserted into the breast. Dr. Colony will then move the cannula back and forth to first loosen the fat, then remove the excess fat by vacuum suction. The specific technique used during your liposuction procedure will be better defined following your consultation with Dr. Colony. Meanwhile, during an excision procedure, glandular tissue is removed. In many cases, the nipple must be repositioned to ensure that it is in the correct position after the tissue or skin removal.

Male Breast Reduction Results & Recovery

After the procedure, patients will need time to rest and heal. Patients will be given bandaging, dressings, or support garments to support the flatter chest and help avoid discomfort. Pain and swelling may persist after a procedure, but can be minimized with prescription medication. Dr. Colony will inform patients about signs of infection, when to follow up with an appointment, and when to return to regular activity levels. In Lansing, MI, breast reduction recovery varies for each individual depending on their procedure – an estimated recovery time can be given to patients during their initial consultation.

The results of a breast reduction procedure depend on each individual. Generally, the results are permanent – as long as men maintain a steady weight and avoid steroid use. Gynecomastia caused by excessive weight, or steroid use, can return with the reappearance of poor health habits.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Colony is hands down the most gifted plastic surgeon around!

Dr. Colony and his staff are amazing. I have called at least 7 times with questions for them (I am getting surgery in May) and they have been so patient, informative, and kind to me. The best part is that they take health and safety very seriously. They care about the patient and care about the work they do and it shows. I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in plastic surgery.

Dr. Colony was so kind to me when I asked him all my questions about wanting surgery. He did not rush and made me feel like I mattered. He is very knowledgeable. I can hardly wait to get my surgery done by him!

Scheduling A Consultation In The Lansing Area

If you are considering male breast reduction, Dr. Colony is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in East Lansing with over 20 years of experience. He is dedicated to helping his patients look and feel their best. Because no two men and no two bodies are the same, Dr. Colony dedicates his practice to individualized treatment and surgical plans for each of his patients to help them achieve the look they desire.

If you are looking into male breast reduction in East Lansing, call Michigan Plastic Surgery or click the button below to schedule your initial complimentary consultation today.

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