Also Serving Gynecomastia Patients in Beachwood
Approximately 40 to 60 percent of all men have “man boobs,” a medical condition known as gynecomastia. Unbeknownst to some people, gynecomastia is not caused by fat, but rather by excess glandular tissue. As a result, diet and exercise rarely have a significant effect on gynecomastia. The only way to effectively treat gynecomastia and create a noticeably flatter and more classically masculine chest is with male breast reduction surgery.
Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk are the trusted choice for men seeking a more sculpted chest. They stay on top of the most modern techniques and technologies to deliver successful and natural-looking outcomes. Requested by men of all backgrounds and body types, male breast reduction surgery is a highly personalized procedure. Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk will tailor their technique to your unique aesthetic needs and goals. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by overdeveloped breasts, our exceptionally trained and skilled surgeons can help you gain the confidence to wear fitted shirts, go shirtless at the beach or simply feel comfortable in your own skin.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery removes excess fat, skin and tissue and reshapes the chest for a flatter and manlier chest appearance. The procedure may be right for you if you experience any of the following:
- Anxiety about taking your shirt off in public due to overdeveloped breasts
- Feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment in public settings
- Feeling the need to hide your chest under bulky clothing
- Skin irritation, rashes or chafing due to folds of male breast skin rubbing against other skin during exercise
In addition, candidates for male breast reduction must be in good general health, not smoke and have a stable, healthy weight. Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk will review all candidacy requirements with you during a personal consultation.
What to Expect During Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed with anesthesia. To start, several small incisions will be made, either around the edge of the areola, the natural crease of the chest or in the armpit. A thin tube called a cannula will be inserted through the incisions to remove the excess fat. To remove glandular tissue, an incision will be made around the areola to access the tissue and excise it. Oversized areolas can also be reduced, if necessary. Once the surgeon is finished making the surgical modifications, he or she will close the incisions with sutures. A compression garment will be placed to protect and support the healing tissues.
Once the chest has fully healed, it will be noticeably flatter and firmer. The resulting scars will fade over time until they are virtually undetectable.
How to Schedule a Male Breast Reduction Consultation
If you are self-conscious or embarrassed by oversized breasts, Drs. Foglietti and Foglitetti Fostyk can help. To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, schedule a one-on-one consultation. Contact our Cleveland plastic surgery practice by calling (216) 292-6800 or emailing us today.