Male Chest Contouring
Sharp, Defined, You
An enlarged male chest is a condition known as gynecomastia. It affects between 40 to 60 percent of men. If you are suffering from excess fat or loose, extra skin on your chest, you are not alone—and you don’t have to live this way. Gynecomastia can affect either one or both pectoral areas, and be a great source of embarrassment. The underlying causes are largely unknown, though certain medications or medical problems have been linked with this over-development of chest tissue.
What to Expect from Surgery
During your personal consultation, Dr. Bekanich will evaluate your chest and the quality of your skin to determine the best course of action to provide you with optimal results. Both the type of excess tissue—typically a combination of fat and glandular tissue—and the elasticity of your skin will contribute to your ideal treatment plan.
For mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia, liposuction alone may provide the desired outcome. Dr. Bekanich will begin by making incisions in as inconspicuous a location as possible. Through these incisions, she will use a special tube called a “cannula” to remove excess fat from the area, sculpting a more masculine shape and highlighting muscle definition.
If an enlarged male chest is a result of glandular tissue, this must be surgically removed once excess fat has been eliminated. This further contours the chest and reduces the appearance of a prominent bulge beneath the nipple.
For patients with severe gynecomastia, surgical excision of extra skin and glandular tissue may be necessary. Dr. Bekanich will need to make additional incisions to reduce the extra tissue and, if necessary, reposition the nipple to better fit the more natural masculine contour. Dr. Bekanich will make suggestions and discuss your procedure options with you during your consultation.
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