Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Naperville
Men who have “man boobs” suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. Characterized by the development of excess glandular tissue involving one or both sides of the chest, this condition can be very embarrassing for men who have it. Naperville plastic surgeon Dr. Tripti Burt offers male breast reduction surgery, the most effective gynecomastia treatment to date. Reducing the amount of excess tissue and skin will give you the flat, masculine chest you have always desired.
Male reduction surgery involves the extraction of excess fat and tissue. It is often combined with liposuction for best results. In cases where gynecomastia is very mild, a liposuction procedure alone may deliver satisfactory results.
Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
If you are embarrassed about your enlarged chest area, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. If you are overweight, you may want to delay the surgery until you have achieved your ideal weight. Weight fluctuations can greatly affect the outcome of male breast reduction surgery. After seeing you at your initial consultation, Dr. Burt will determine whether this is the right time to undergo the procedure. She will also examine your medical history closely in order to prevent any complications during the operation and recovery. If you are deemed a candidate, you will be thoroughly educated on male breast reduction, and your surgery date will be set as soon as you are ready.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Burt performs male breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia or IV sedation. She first makes small incisions at the edge of the areola or under the armpit, depending on the amount of excess glandular tissue that needs to be removed. She then uses the liposuction technique, which suctions out the excess fat. If this is not enough, she then manually removes any excess tissue and trims the skin if necessary. The remaining skin is then sutured in place at the incision site. The entire procedure generally lasts less than two hours.
What to Expect During Recovery
Immediately after surgery, you may feel sore. You will be given some pain medicine for any discomfort. Dr. Burt will monitor you for some time, after which you are free to go home. You will wear a compression garment and soft foam pads for about three days. You can return to work and resume all normal activity within one week. Final results are achieved within four to six weeks and may require extended compression garment wear. During your recovery, Dr. Burt will see you on a regular basis to monitor your progress and answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have.
If you would like to learn more about male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Burt, please contact her plastic surgery practice at (815) 267-8830 in Plainfield or at (815) 941-1877 in Morris. As an experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Burt is skilled in a number of breast procedures, including breast augmentation breast lift and breast reduction. In addition, Dr. Neena Burt is a leading provider of facial plastic surgery, such as facelift, brow lift and rhinoplasty surgery.