You may suffer from gynecomastia, a condition which causes over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, extreme weight loss, heredity, aging, obesity, or the use of certain drugs. Men of all ages suffer from gynecomastia, which can lead to the avoidance of certain social and physical activities as well as intimacy.
Many men feel a lack of self-confidence as a result of the gynecomastia. If the breasts appear large or “pointy”, Male breast reduction — also known as gynecomastia surgery or reduction mammoplasty — may be the solution. Dr. Motakis has expertly performed countless gynecomastia surgeries to reduce breast size in men by flattening and enhancing contours of the chest. By removing excess fat, breast tissue and occasionally, excess or sagging skin, he gives his patients a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest shape. Patients who have the procedure report feeling more comfortable and confident in their own skin.
What Does Gynecomastia Surgery Involve?
Gynecomastia correction surgery is performed using IV sedation or under general anaesthetic. You will have to plan for some time off work or school for recovery (usually1-2 weeks). Depending on the case and desired outcome, Dr. Motakis recommends three possible techniques: the liposuction technique, the gland excision technique or in much fewer cases the skin and gland reduction technique.
If your case of gynecomastia is predominantly the result of an excess of fatty tissue, Dr. Motakis may recommend the liposuction technique. One to two tiny incisions are made and a vacuum suction is used to remove excess fat via a thin hollow tube known as the canula. In cases where excess skin or breast tissue must be removed, the excision technique is used. Dr. Motakis may also recommend this technique in cases where the size of the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned higher to create a more masculine contour.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Gynecomestia Correction?
Like all cosmetic procedures, the ideal candidate for a male breast reduction has realistic expectations, a positive attitude and good overall health. The ideal candidates for the surgery are men who are physically healthy, fall within a relatively normal weight range, and whose breast development has stabilized. While Dr. Motakis can perform the procedure on adolescents, a secondary procedure may be required down the road if breast development continues. If you are bothered by your sagging, large chest, and feel uncomfortable clothed or unclothed, then a male chest reduction surgery may be right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis to discuss your options.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether a Gynecomestia procedure is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. During consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery that you need in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic surgeries, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. He recognises that each person is unique, with different expectations, desires, downtime and budget and he always makes sure to tailor the treatment to the patients needs. Dr Motakis attention to detail, his artistic skills, his ability to avoid creating ‘tell-tale’ signs of surgery and thus create a natural appearance is what sets him apart. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of Gynecomastia or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.