Male Breast Reduction
For men who have overdeveloped, feminine-looking breasts, Dr. Brian P. Tierney offers male breast reduction in Nashville, TN. Gynecomastia, the medical name for this condition, is not uncommon, and for the men who suffer with it, it can be very detrimental to self-esteem. Dr. Tierney believes that all men deserve to feel good about themselves at the pool, gym, or during intimacy, and he approaches each of his male breast reduction patient with sensitivity and discretion. He's eager to help you look and feel your best
Would you like to find out what male breast reduction surgery by Dr. Tierney can do for you? Request a consultation online, or call our office at (615) 320-8585.
With discreet scarring and a smooth, natural-looking outcome, male breast reduction can offer years of personal satisfaction to men of all ages.
What Is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is a surgical option for men who wish to reduce or eliminate excess fatty or glandular tissue that causes overdeveloped breasts.
At some point in their lives, many men develop gynecomastia, a condition that is characterized by the development of excessive breast tissue. Although it's often temporary, especially in adolescents, the condition can cause a great deal of emotional distress. Gynecomastia may be caused by hormonal changes, medical conditions, obesity, and certain medications. During your consultation, Dr. Tierney evaluates your medical history to help him develop the right surgical approach for you.
Male breast reduction can be performed via liposuction, surgical excision, or a combined approach. For patients with more severe cases of gynecomastia, Dr. Tierney may also remove excess skin for a smoother chest contour.
Your Male Breast Reduction
Dr. Tierney's patients trust him for his surgical expertise and sharp aesthetic eye. Regardless of the approach he uses, male breast reduction is typically an outpatient procedure. If the breasts are composed of mostly fat, liposuction alone may be sufficient. This can be administered under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Once you are anesthetized, Dr. Tierney makes several small incisions on your chest. He then inserts a thin tube, called a cannula, to break up and suction fat away. Due to their small size, liposuction incisions typically heal to very discreet scars.
If Dr. Tierney determines that your gynecomastia is due to excessive glandular tissue, surgical excision may be necessary. During this approach, performed while you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Tierney makes an incision around the areola, called a periareolar incision. Through this incision, he removes the glandular tissue as well as any excess fat, if necessary. He may also remove excess skin for a smoother contour. Finally, after evaluating the chest for symmetry, he closes the incisions.
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Male Breast Reduction Recovery & Results
After surgery, residual anesthesia and pain medication may make you feel groggy and "out of it." Most patients spend a day or so resting in bed, moving around a few times a day to prevent blood clots. Swelling and soreness are normal, and you will likely have a compression garment in place to minimize these symptoms and support your chest as it heals. Most patients feel well enough to get back to work after a week or so, and the remaining bandages or support garment are easily hidden under clothing. Dr. Tierney advises his male breast reduction patients to refrain from intimacy and strenuous exercise, especially that which involves the upper body, for several weeks in order to allow the chest to heal undisturbed.
The results of your male breast reduction can last indefinitely, especially if you maintain a steady weight. With discreet scarring and a smooth, natural-looking outcome, male breast reduction can offer years of personal satisfaction to men of all ages.