Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, can take a serious toll on a man's self-confidence. If you are tired of wearing baggy shirts and making excuses not to go bare-chested, male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Thors can help. This relatively straightforward procedure restores a firmer, flatter and more masculine chest contour with just a few days of downtime.
Enlarged male breasts is a common condition. Called gynecomastia, it is estimated to effect 40 to 60 percent of all American men. Many factors can contribute to gynecomastia: a history of cancer, liver disorders, or the use of certain drugs (anabolic steroids, alcohol, estrogen medications, etc.). You may also be one of the many men Illinois plastic surgeon Dr. Thors treats who suffer from enlarged breasts for an unknown cause.
A male breast reduction procedure with Algonquin plastic surgeon Dr. Thors can give you more masculine, trim, contoured chest. As a result, you may feel greater freedom to wear form-fitting shirts or even go shirtless during summer activities. Your self-confidence may be enhanced through this improvement in your physical appearance.
During a consultation with Dr. Thors, you will realistically discuss your goals. Together you will decide the details of the procedure as well as any other realistic improvements that can be addressed during your male breast reduction plastic surgery. You will set a date for surgery and be given instructions about how to prepare.
Dr. Thors performs male breast reduction using general or local anesthesia, depending on the extent of your procedure. During surgery, he may remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin using liposuction or direct tissue excision. Scarring is usually minimal and inconspicuous. With proper care, scars can fade over time.
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