If you’re embarrassed by “man boobs”, chest fat liposuction can be an effective treatment for reducing or removing fatty deposits. The stubborn chest fat, which doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, may be inherited. Almost all male chest or breast enlargement is benign, nevertheless, this “label” can still be alarming for men as baring their chest can be uncomfortable.
The most common cause of gynecomastia as an adult is weight gain. Gynecomastia can also occur because of endocrine disorder, anabolic steroid use -seen in bodybuilders- and other inherited diseases.
Most boys going through puberty have some enlargement of their breast tissue. In general, no treatment for these types of gynecomastia is required as it usually resolves on its own at the end of puberty. However sometimes the breast tissue or adipose doesn’t completely resolve and it persists into adulthood.
While the probable causes may be vast, so are the medical options when it comes to treating gynecomastia. It’s important to note that males suffering from gynecomastia during puberty will often notice the condition disappearing on its own within 6-months to a few years following this period of life. For conditions that do not dissipate over time, there are a number of treatment options available.
Testosterone replacement is an ideal solution for men with gynecomastia that suffer from reduced testosterone levels as well. Many physicians recommend this method for minimizing the painful physical symptoms associated with the condition. Danazol is a common synthetic derivative of testosterone that inhibits the pituitary secretion of substances that provoke reproductive organs to produce hormones and may be prescribed by an attending physician.
When medicinal solutions aren’t enough to reverse the symptoms associated with gynecomastia, a physician may recommend a surgical solution. Breast reduction surgery is a method of removing fat tissue from the chest area in the event that drug therapies have proven ineffective. Similarly, a mastectomy may be a necessary step to successfully and completely remove excessive breast gland tissue.
With this specific procedure, the entire chest area has to be numbed with tumescent anesthesia, rather than the breast region alone. Secondly, very small cannulas are inserted to gently remove the fat from the area in question.
This procedure can be done with just local anesthesia as an outpatient or office procedure allowing you to be awake. Dr. Wright will be able to talk you through the procedure and ask you to adjust positions if necessary. Dr. Wright further uses a laser to melt the fat faster and assist the liposuction. During the pre-consultation, the process will be mapped out, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. The Laser Lipo and Vein Center has a team of highly skilled and trained professionals, who will work hand-in-hand to ensure your comfort and satisfaction before, during, and after chest fat liposuction.
Male Chest Liposuction has many advantages, including:
In addition to these benefits, you can feel more confident, attractive, and motivated to take on the world, without the fear of “man boobs” hanging over your shoulder.
As a special note, men with enlarged glandular tissues will sometimes need to have this surgically removed, since liposuction only targets fatty cells. Our experts can help you create a plan of action if the cause of your enlargement is overgrown glandular tissue.
The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is here to provide patients with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan. When you’re ready to explore the many solutions to treating gynecomastia, take time to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Wright has worked with men of all ages to sculpt beautiful and toned chests. He has worked alongside the pioneer of the tumescent technique, and keeps safety and results in mind when performing all procedures. After a review of your complete medical profile, you’ll be able to discuss procedural specifics and have all of your questions and concerns answered upfront. The decision to undergo cosmetic services is a personal one, and we’re here to help make the process as stress-free as possible. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation or discuss the variety of services we provide. For those interested in financing options to cover the cost of care, our professional staff is here to help answer your questions.