The male chest is an attractive feature when it is firm, fit, and toned. Unfortunately, many men suffer from quite the opposite: the upper chest has an excess of fat or glandular tissue, giving the appearance of female breasts. This condition is called gynecomastia, and is estimated to affect up to 65% of adult men. It can cause intense feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. For these reasons and more, Dr. Mesa is proud to offer male breast reduction, a surgical solution to treat this condition.

Understanding male breasts

Male breasts (gynecomastia) come in two forms:

  • True gynecomastia: In some cases, a hormonal imbalance between testosterone and estrogen can cause the development of actual breast tissue on a male chest. 
  • Pseudogynecomastia: In other cases, men are genetically pre-disposed to store excess fat on their chest, which only gives the appearance of breast tissue. This condition is not true gynecomastia, but it has a very similar appearance and the same adverse effects on self-confidence.

In either case, men who suffer from an excess of breast tissue typically feel self-conscious and are unwilling to go shirtless, even when they are otherwise fit and attractive.

Male glandular breast tissue is virtually impossible to remove through exercise, diet, or hormone therapy, and must be removed surgically.

The benefits of male breast removal

Surgically reducing male breasts can change a man’s life. This procedure can transform your physique from a source of embarrassment to a source of pride, significantly boosting your self-confidence in the workplace or in relationships. Imagine going to the beach and being confident enough to take off your shirt, knowing you look the way you want to. Male breast reduction is the answer.

The male breast reduction experience

Your male breast reduction will be performed using techniques that are appropriate for your specific condition. If the excess tissue on your chest is primarily fat, Dr. Mesa may remove it with advanced liposuction. In the case of true gynecomastia, Dr. Mesa will surgically remove excess glandular tissue. Your recovery time will depend both on the techniques used and your body’s unique healing ability. You can expect to spend one to two weeks to recover. During healing, you will need to avoid any strenuous activities. 

Am I a candidate?

Any man in good general health who suffers from enlarged male breasts is an ideal candidate for this procedure as long as there are no pre-existing medical conditions that could affect the recovery process. Your candidacy will be determined during an in-person consultation with Dr. Mesa, where he can review your medical history and answer all of your questions.

Dr. Mesa for male breast reduction in NYC, New Jersey, and Miami

When it comes to achieving a masculine, attractive physique, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Mesa. He is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has completed three fellowships and has an extensive track record of success in achieving results that go above and beyond patient expectations. He has an in-depth understanding of the male physique, and he applies his high technical skill and artistry to help you achieve a more masculine appearance.

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