Getting Rid of Man Boobs
In 2013, there were 22,638 procedures performed to treat Gynecomastia, (breast reduction surgery performed on men), according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2013 statistics. Dr. Daniel Man, board-certified plastic surgeon explains that men can be perfectly healthy and have extra tissue in their breast that may be a challenge to eliminate based on diet and exercise alone.
“Most men want to have this surgery performed because they feel uncomfortable going to the pool or the beach and it causes them mental anguish.”
The first step is to inject tumescent fluid into the breast, which facilitates fat removal and provides anesthesia. Next, an ultrasound is used to soften the fat followed by a laser to tighten up the skin. Any remaining breast tissue is then suctioned out. Loose skin is lifted against the chest wall with a suture suspension.
“The suture suspension is removed within a week and no scarring is left. Many men regain their confidence following this procedure,” explained Dr. Man.