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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 and Modesto, male breast reduction in Tracy by Dr. Thomas McNemar 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 often performs this surgery in conjunction with liposuction to recontour other, adjacent areas.

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How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed?

Dr. McNemar typically performs male breast reduction as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia with sedation; he may recommend general anesthesia in specific cases. 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.

What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery Like?

Initial swelling following the procedure usually dissipates in 2 to 4 weeks. Many patients return to work in just a few days. It typically takes about a month for patients to be ready to return to strenuous activities, weight lifting, and contact sports.

When Will I Reach My Final Results After Male Breast Reduction?

Final results appear in 2 to 4 months, with continued fading of incision lines for about 1 year. Significant weight gain can reverse results, so patients need to watch their diet and get plenty of exercise.

When considering 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 (209) 834-0626 for our San Ramon office or (209) 834-0626 for our Tracy office to make your appointment.

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