Can Liposuction Reduce My Chest Fat?
Swimsuit season isn’t just a time for women to start thinking about trimming and toning their figures. Many men are also hesitant about showing off their bodies on the beach, by the pool, in the locker room, or even at home. For many of these men, excess breast tissue and fat – or gynecomastia – is a constant source of anxiety and prevents them from feeling comfortable or confident both in and out of clothing. Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas and the expert team at Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX understand the sensitive and personal nature of this issue and are proud to help men achieve a more masculine, attractive physique with advanced gynecomastia treatment. Discover how liposuction and other techniques can help to finally rid you of your “man boobs” and restore the confidence you deserve.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a benign condition affecting men that is typically characterized by the presence of enlarged or excessive breast tissue. In cases of pseudogynecomastia, the enlarged appearance of the male breasts is caused by excess fat rather than glandular breast tissue. Oftentimes, however, gynecomastia patients struggle with both enlarged breast tissue and extra fat in the chest.
What causes gynecomastia?
A common misconception about gynecomastia is that it only affects overweight men. While being overweight can certainly contribute to excess chest fat, even men who maintain a relatively healthy weight can develop enlarged male breasts. Risk factors and causes for gynecomastia include:
- Hormone changes
- Certain medications
- Underlying medical conditions
Can I have surgery to correct gynecomastia?
Unfortunately, gynecomastia can be exceptionally hard to correct on your own. Even dedicated dieting and exercise often do little to reduce male breast size and may actually result in further problems related to loose skin. For many men, the most effective solution is gynecomastia surgery.
Does liposuction fix gynecomastia?
Patients considering liposuction for gynecomastia should keep in mind that fat removal alone is not always appropriate for male breast reduction, though it is a useful tool when combined with other methods. During your male breast reduction surgery in Dallas, Dr. Huertas will utilize a number of specialized techniques, including glandular tissue reduction, to sculpt a flatter, firmer, more masculine-looking chest. In the majority of cases, liposuction is performed as part of gynecomastia surgery to address excess chest fat and further enhance the patient’s final results. For men whose “man boobs” are the result of excess fat or hanging skin alone, rather than glandular breast tissue, a combination of liposuction and skin removal/lift surgery may be recommended.
How long does gynecomastia liposuction last?
After tissue and fat removal for male breast reduction, patients can expect to enjoy their results for many years. Certain factors – such as weight gain, hormonal changes, puberty, and others – can have an impact on gynecomastia surgery results, however. Fortunately, a repeat procedure can usually help to restore the patient’s original outcome. Additionally, Dr. Huertas may recommend treating an underlying condition or adjusting medications that may be contributing to your gynecomastia.
Restore your confidence and masculine chest with gynecomastia surgery in Dallas, TX
If you’re tired of binding your chest or covering your man boobs underneath baggy clothes, it may be time to consider gynecomastia surgery. To learn more about the life-changing benefits of male breast reduction in Dallas, TX, call Dallas Cosmetic Center to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas today!