Atlanta Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Franklyn Elliott, frequently discusses breast procedures in his blogs. Although the majority of breast surgery involves female patients, some males also seek breast surgery, specifically breast reduction. Male patients who receive breast reduction surgery often feel self-conscious of their appearance and may suffer from emotional distress due to excess skin from dramatic weight-loss or excessive glandular tissue making their chest appear feminine.
Male breast reduction surgery addresses excess skin and overdeveloped tissue. Scientifically, the overdevelopment of male breast tissue is referred to as gynecomastia. Gynecosmastia can occur in men of any age and can be the result of a variety of conditions including hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, and even the use of certain prescription medications. Dr. Elliott uses liposuction to eliminate the excess fat and surgically removes excess glandular tissue to create a smoother, more masculine appearance.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Elliott will meet with you first for a thorough consultation to discuss the procedure and realistic result expectations specific to your unique needs. During a consultation, patients will also have the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns they may have.
If you are interested in male breast reduction or other male plastic surgery, procedures please contact our office today. Be sure to view our patient procedure before and after gallery. Also, don’t forget to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.