Over the last ten years, the once female-predominant field of plastic surgery has become more acceptable and more common for men to consider and undergo. Especially in the current economy, more men in their middle ages are trying to get a foot into a very competitive job market, often competing with younger applicants. Their answer to combat these odds? Some light cosmetic surgery to give their face and body a refreshed, youthful look. While it sounds superficial, physical appearance is an important aspect of the hiring process and more and more people are starting to understand that investing in yourself is a vital part of getting a company to invest in you and your talents.
Popular cosmetic procedures for men include blepharoplasty, liposuction, and neck lifts. Even so, there are some procedures for males that are exclusive to them – the treatment for Gynecomastia is one such example.
Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from a Greek phrase meaning “woman-like breasts,” and though the term may not be very well-known, it is actually a very common condition, affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. For men with gynecomastia, the breast glands can grow to an unusually large size, resulting in embarrassingly large breasts.
Gynecomastia can occur for males in one or both breasts. A large number of gynecomastia cases emerge in boys undergoing bodily changes through puberty; a decent percentage of younger boys inflicted with gynecomastia eventually outgrow it. Some, however, will not be able to get rid of their enlarged breast glands, no matter how physically active they are.
Surgically, male breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin surrounding the breast area through means of excision or liposuction. For men with unusually large areolas, the dark skin surrounding the nipple, Dr. Whiteman can reduce the size of this area during breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Whiteman can perform male breast reduction surgery on those who qualify for the procedure and remove the excess tissue and skin for a chest that you can be proud of.
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