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McNemar Cosmetic Surgery Thomas B. McNemar, MD, FACS

Male Breast Reduction

Enlarged male breasts, although rarely discussed, are a common condition. This phenomenon is called gynecomastia and in most cases, there is no known cause, although there has been some correlation with various drugs, such as steroids, or medical conditions.

For men living in such California communities as Stockton, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and Modesto, male breast reduction can make an enormous change in their lives. Request your consultation online at Dr. McNemar's Tracy or San Ramon plastic surgery locations and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar's new book, Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring, which includes information you need to know to help you achieve a satisfying cosmetic surgery experience.

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Why Choose Male Breast Reduction

Men who feel self-conscious about their appearance are helped with breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts. In extreme cases, excess skin is removed, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer. Dr. McNemar offers this procedure at both his Tracy and San Ramon offices.

Your Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

Male breast reduction corrects overdeveloped male breast tissue, creating a flatter, firmer and more masculine chest contour. Surgical removal of excess tissue can be achieved by direct excision or with liposuction. Where fatty tissue is the primary source of over-development, liposuction techniques remove fat to recontour the chest. Incisions hidden at the areola (the dark pigmented skin surrounding the nipple), breast crease, or in the underarm allow for removal of excess gladular tissue and recontouring. The procedure also can include areola reduction.

Male Breast Reduction Results

This procedure is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation; general anesthesia may be recommended. Often, surgery to correct gynecomastia is performed in conjunction with liposuction to recontour other, adjacent areas. Initial swelling following the procedure usually dissipates in 2 to 4 weeks. Final results appear in 2 to 4 months, with continued fading of incision lines for 1 year. Significant weight gain can reverse results, so patients need to watch their diet and get plenty of exercise.

When considering Tracy or San Ramon cosmetic surgery, you deserve to have your procedure performed by a plastic surgeon who offers high-quality results. Request your consultation today and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar's new book. Or, call (925) 967-2804 for our San Ramon office or (209) 834-0626 for our Tracy office to make your appointment.

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