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Male Breast Reduction

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Gynecomastia Surgery At AW Plastic Surgery

The presence of excess breast tissue can be very frustrating for many men to deal with. Though conventional wisdom would have us believe that this problem can be corrected with diet and exercise, this isn’t always the case. Many men struggle with some degree of breast enlargement (gynecomastia) regardless of how much they train.

Dr. Anthony Wilson performs male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, to help men in this situation achieve lean, well-defined chest contours.

  • What is Male Breast Reduction?

    Male breast enlargement does not necessarily indicate a lack of testosterone or poor muscle tone. A man can have healthy androgen levels and be in excellent shape but still develop this condition. Gynecomastia usually arises because environmental factors cause hormonal changes or a hormonal imbalance. For some men, this condition is genetic. Most males experience breast enlargement during puberty, but in a small percentage of men, pubertal gynecomastia never resolves. For others, medication plays a role; up to 25% of cases of enlarged male breasts can be attributed to medications and supplements that raise estrogen levels.
    Finally, aging appears to contribute to the development of gynecomastia. Falling hormone levels and fat centralization both contribute to age-related gynecomastia.

    Though this condition is extremely common, men with pronounced gynecomastia often struggle with social stigma and feelings of self-consciousness. Breast enlargement can make a man look heavier than he actually is and can also dissuade a man from exercising in public and present romantic difficulties.

    If you suffer from gynecomastia, having breast reduction surgery can be an important step towards improving your emotional health. This operation is not overly invasive and typically does not produce much visible scar tissue, making it the most convenient and discreet way of permanently correcting enlarged breasts.

  • Who is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

    The ideal gynecomastia surgery patient is a healthy adult male over the age of 22 who is concerned about the appearance of his chest. Because gynecomastia can be caused by a number of different medical conditions, it’s important to have a complete physical before you pursue surgery.

    If your gynecomastia arose rapidly, the presence of a medical issue is likely.

    You will also need to discuss any medications you are taking with your doctor and Dr. Wilson. Not only can medications cause gynecomastia, they may interfere with your ability to safely have surgery.

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BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Anthony Wilson

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When you are seeking a qualified and talented plastic surgeon, look no further than board-certified Dr. Anthony Wilson with AW Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wilson has a passion for both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and the body. He takes deep satisfaction in giving his patients the tools they need to feel confident, whole, and beautiful, no matter where they are in their aesthetic journey.

Dr. Wilson is recognized as an expert in cosmetic facial enhancement through both surgical and non-surgical measures. He is a national trainer for Revance and attends industry training to stay on top of the latest techniques. He conducts a multi-layered approach to aging and aesthetics, combining skincare and surgery to achieve a customized, natural result. Part of AW Plastic Surgery’s positive patient results stem from a stellar supporting group of aesthetic professionals. Dr. Wilson is backed by a strong team of injectors, nurses, and aestheticians at AW Plastic Surgery who ensure a high level of service.

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From my first call to book my appointment and scheduling post op visits and calls in between, with Taylor, who could not have been more accommodating and kind, to my consult, with Dr. Wilson, who is so sweet, and honest, to my actual procedure, with Rossli and Monica, who were the best! This entire staff was nothing but helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and kind. I had the CO2 laser procedure and was so nervous, these ladies put me at ease and made the experience more than tolerable, LOL! I highly recommend AW Plastic surgery!!

– Cheryl J.

May 2023, I got a tummy tuck and it was the best investment I made for myself. Losing 40 pounds by eating well along with rigorous exercise left my mom belly the last thing I couldn’t change no matter what.
Dr. Wilson and his amazing team was the solution I needed to expertly take care of getting rid of the sagging skin and give me the body confidence I had been looking for my entire life. Dr. Wilson and his medical staff guided me through the whole process with clear instructions and a real interest in my success. I highly recommend AW Plastic Surgery as you will be in great hands!

– Robin C.

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  • The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

    Male breast reduction surgery can often be performed as an outpatient procedure using liposuction alone. To start, general anesthesia is administered. Then, to perform liposuction on the chest, Dr. Wilson inserts a very thin surgical tube (called a cannula) into fatty tissue via a keyhole incision. An incision is generally made near each nipple to ensure any resulting scar tissue will be disguised by the border of the areola.

    Excess fat cells within the treatment area are irrigated with a liquid solution before being vacuumed out. Liposuction can also remove male breast tissue and glandular tissue, which reduces the projection of the nipples in order to create flat chest contours.

    In certain cases, removal of excess skin may be needed to treat gynecomastia. This is more common in men who have been heavily overweight in the past or who have a medical condition that causes pronounced breast enlargement. To facilitate the removal of loose skin, Dr. Wilson will make a small incision within the crease under each breast. He will then perform liposuction, re-drape the skin so that it lies flat, and carefully remove any excess tissue.

  • Recovery

    Recovery from gynecomastia surgery is usually relatively easy because liposuction does not cause significant localized tissue trauma. With the use of pain medication, discomfort is typically minimal, though patients will experience some swelling and bruising during the first week after their procedure. Most men who have this procedure can return to work within seven to ten days.

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If you’re struggling with gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery at AW Plastic Surgery can be the perfect solution. Finally achieve the contoured chest you’re looking for! To start your journey today, call our Portsmouth, NH office or use our online contact form. We can’t wait to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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