Gynecomastia Reduction

Dr. Medalie is a specialist in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery in Cleveland, Ohio.

Although rarely discussed, male breast enlargement is a common condition. There is no specific cause for gynecomastia, although there has been some correlation with various medical conditions or drugs (anabolic steroids, some heart medications, marijuana, etc.). Men who feel self-conscious about their appearance are helped with male breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of the breast enlargement, it typically requires sharp excision. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Dr. Medalie prefers ultrasonic liposuction because it has greater efficacy in the dense fibrous tissue under the nipple. In a typical procedure, an incision is made at the skin-areola junction in the 4-8 o’clock position. Working through the incision, Dr. Medalie removes the excess glandular and fatty tissue from beneath and around the nipple. The remaining excess tissue is contoured via liposuction to blend smoothly with the rest of the chest wall. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more conspicuous scars. When liposuction is used to remove excess fat, the cannula is usually inserted through the existing incisions or in an inconspicuous location under the arm. Dr. Medalie typically performs male breast reduction (gynecomastia reduction) as an outpatient procedure in Cleveland, OH.

*Plastic surgery results can vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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