Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, male breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
There are many things to consider prior to male breast reduction surgery in Harrisburg, PA:
Correction of enlarged male breasts may be performed under general, or in some cases, under local anesthesia plus sedation (twilight anesthesia). You'll be awake, but very relaxed and insensitive to pain. More extensive correction may be performed under general anesthesia, which allows the patient to sleep through the entire operation.
Recent advances in laser lipolysis and liposuction, now allows Dr. de Ramon to perform on selected patients around the Harrisburg area, in an office under local anesthesia. Patients may be candidates for liposuction or Smartlipo MPX™ the most advanced laser lipolysis system available. Dr. de Ramón will discuss which option is recommended for you, and why this is the option of choice.
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