Many men struggle with self-confidence while living with gynecomastia. At Grossman Dermatology, our mission is to help all our clients feel happy and confident, no matter what insecurities they feel. Today, we’d like to talk to you about how liposuction can treat gynecomastia.
Is Liposuction Effective for Gynecomastia Treatment?
When most men think of gynecomastia treatment, they think of male breast reduction. However, liposuction alone is extremely effective in the treatment of gynecomastia if your gynecomastia is caused by excess fatty tissue.
How Does It Work?
When liposuction is used to treat gynecomastia, our surgeon can use specialized techniques to loosen the excess fatty tissue. Once it’s loose, your fat will be removed from your chest. Keep in mind, there are several liposuction techniques. During your initial consultation, our surgeon may decide that a different liposuction technique is right for you.
Liposuction and Excision for Gynecomastia
In some cases, gynecomastia isn’t just caused by excess fatty tissue. It’s not uncommon for men with gynecomastia to need glandular breast tissue and excess skin removed, along with excess fat, to correct their condition. In this case, liposuction is combined with excision techniques. Excision may involve reducing the size of the areola and repositioning the nipple to provide a more natural male contour.
Are the Results Permanent?
It doesn’t matter if your gynecomastia is treated liposuction or a combination of liposuction and excision techniques. Results are permanent. All excess fat, glandular tissue and skin removed during this procedure are gone for good. However, there are things you can do to maintain your new physique.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
The best candidates for gynecomastia treatment are committed to a healthy lifestyle. If you abuse steroids, your condition may return. In that case, more glandular tissue will develop and the skin around your chest will sag once again. Similarly, certain medications or significant weight gain can cause a recurrence of gynecomastia. If you are taking medications that affect your testosterone levels, talk to your doctor to make sure you’re not at risk of developing gynecomastia again in the future.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
To learn more about the incredible benefits of liposuction, talk to the helpful experts at Grossman Dermatology during an initial consultation. We’ll advise you on the best procedure to help you regain your confidence and masculine contours. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in New York City or Santa Monica. We look forward to hearing from you!