Breast Reductions: Not Just for Women

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Sometimes, when thinking about cosmetic surgery, many automatically assume there are more treatments for women than men. However, more than ever before, men are seeking out and receiving the benefits of plastic surgery.

One such procedure that men are receiving is a male breast reduction for gynecomastia. Read on for more on this condition and how to treat it.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is condition causing the enlargement of the male breast tissue. Hormonal surges during puberty can lead to growth of the breast tissue, but weight gain, steroid use and certain medications can also contribute.

Typically, both breasts are affected, however, one may be more affected than another. And for many men, gynecomastia can be embarrassing and lead to low self-confidence. Despite diet and exercise, this condition does not go away on its own.

Male breast reduction metro Detroit

Fortunately, a male breast reduction can remove excess fat and tissue from the breast area and offer a more toned, masculine appearance.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is best suited for healthy, non-smoking men. Dr. Lofman is keenly skilled in male breast reductions and uses liposuction to remove excess fat. If there is an excess of glandular tissue, this can also be removed at this time.

Most patients can return to work and some exercise a week after the procedure. A consultation will determine if you are a viable candidate for a male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia.

Cosmetic solution for men and women

Dr. Lofman’s state-of-the-art Michigan plastic surgery office offers the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face and body. And our results speak for themselves.

Now, more than ever, we are focused on not only exceeding your expectations, but also keeping you completely safe and healthy while in our office. Dr. Lofman’s skill and attention to detail is matched only by his compassion. And as an award-winning plastic surgeon in southeast Michigan, he is proud to lead the industry in the procedures he provides.

If you are interested in learning more about your options, please contact our office today. We look forward to helping you realize your aesthetic goals!