Male Breast Reduction
Let power-assisted liposculpting give you a flat, contoured chest in minimal time. A not so uncommon condition in men is gynecomastia or female breast development in a male. How does this come about? While most boys have some breast development at puberty, in most boys this breast development resolves itself as the person grows. For whatever reason, this does not take place in certain individuals and they are left with various degrees of female-type breast development. This can take the form of swollen breasts without excess skin present, a mild or minimal amount of excess skin present, or even a fully formed, hanging female breast. Other reasons for breast development in a male include a reaction to certain medications as well as the presence of certain kinds of tumors. While most gynecomastia is not related to an underlying medical problem, check with your family physician first to make sure that you don’t have a medical problem that led to this condition. If it is simply a case of breast enlargement not due to an underlying medical problem, Dr. Varkony and his friendly staff at the Plastic Surgery Center can show you how this condition can be remedied.
Depending on whether there is only excess fat or breast tissue present in the breast or if there is excess skin as well, an operation can be designed which will address and correct the existing condition. If only excess fat is present, PAL™ power- assisted liposculpting can help. If there is also excess skin present, this skin must be removed at the same time. There are different ways of removing excess skin; we will be happy to show you the one that would be most appropriate for you. Call us to make an appointment for a consultation today!
Some patients who have breast development from a previously treated medical condition and those with excess hanging skin leading to recurrent rashes may have their surgery covered by medical insurance.
Liposuction and liposculpting are among the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States today. Many areas of the body can be beautifully liposculpted at the time of chest liposculture. These include the cheeks, neck, arms, abdomen, waist, hips, back, inner thighs, outer thighs, buttocks, inner knees, among others. In just a few hours, you can be on your way to having the body you dreamed of. There is very little discomfort and most patients are back at work in a few days.
Through the use of liposuction and liposculpting, you can look better both in and out of clothing. People who spend lots of money on clothes quickly realize that while clothes are important, it is body shape that really makes the difference. For a fraction of the money that you spend buying clothes, and in a fraction of the time spent in the gym or struggling with endless diets, you can have lasting, spectacular results through liposculpting.
If I gain weight will the fat come back? No. What liposuction and liposculpting do is remove the excess fat cells located in a given area. Since people don’t make more fat cells as adults, the fat cells removed are permanently gone. When we eat more calories than we burn, whether as fat or as carbohydrates, we store the excess as fat. The fat cells that we have get bigger as they store more fat and smaller as they release it. Since we don’t remove every fat cell from an area that we liposuction, some fat cells remain that then can store fat if we gain weight. What does this all mean? It means that if you have liposuction or liposculpting and gain a lot of weight, some fat will go back to the operated areas but most of it will be stored as fat in other areas of the body. Therefore, it is important that people continue to take care of themselves after liposuction and liposculpting surgery and this includes diet and exercise. Having liposuction and liposculpting is not an excuse to eat poorly in the future.
Liposuction and liposculpting surgery are done on an out- patient basis. You can have your surgery and be back at home or in your hotel room in the afternoon. An overnight stay in a post- operative nursing facility or a private nurse in your home or hotel room for the first day can be arranged if desired. Most people return to work 3-4 days after surgery. There is usually very little discomfort associated with liposuction and liposculpting surgery. In addition to hiding the tiny incisions, lasering is available to reduce the visibility of scars should they arise. Ask us which technique is right for you.
Are you getting married and want to look great in that suit? Imagine being able to fit into that suit you have been eyeing, showing up and looking great! With no more breast tissue showing through your shirt! Are you a guy who works out all the time but can’t seem to get rid of the fat on your abdomen or love handles? Imagine going that last mile and having the body you have always dreamed of! Do you have an important event coming up in your life? A high school or college reunion? Do you just want to look great on the beach this summer? You can with PAL™ power-assisted liposculpting!
Dr. Varkony offers the latest techniques in tumescent, ultrasonic and PAL™ power-assisted liposculpting, including small cannulas (suction tubes), minimal bruising and small, hidden incisions.
Liposuction and liposculpting can be combined with other procedures such as facial surgery, arm surgery, and abdominal surgery to give you maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. You recover from both procedures simultaneously with the least amount of time off work.
Thousands of patients can attest to the beautiful results they have obtained through Dr. Varkony’s surgery. He appears regularly in numerous mainstream media magazines and newspapers and is also frequently on television. Dr. Varkony has been quoted and written about in The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, Life and Style, Oxygen Magazine, In Touch, First For Women, Star Magazine, among others. Dr. Varkony has appeared on television and has done surgery on Discovery Health Channel, MTV’s “I Want a Famous Face”, Primetime with Diane Sawyer, Univision’s Primer Impacto, and British Television. We have a large celebrity practice and have operated on many of Hollywood’s famous.
From your very first consultation, we will work with you to achieve the look that you desire. Every person is an individual with a different body shape. Each patient has different desires with respect to liposuction and liposculpting. Dr. Varkony’s unique approach tailors your liposculpting surgery to you as an individual bearing in mind your specific desires and goals. This way you have the highest likelihood of achieving your own personal idea of what your body should look like.
Breast reduction surgery in men can be combined with other procedures such as facial rejuvenation surgery (facelifts, necklifts, eyelid lifts, etc.), liposuction and liposculpting, arm tuck surgery, and tummy tuck surgery to give you maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. You recover from these procedures simultaneously with the least amount of time off work.
Whatever your goals are and whichever type of surgery you ultimately choose, Dr. Varkony and his friendly staff will do their best to make sure that your surgical experience, from first consultation, through surgery in our fully- accredited, state of the art surgery center, and throughout the post- operative period, is pleasant, safe, comfortable and very confidential. We want you to say, “Had I known it was so easy, I would have done this years ago!” That is how most of our patients feel after they have had surgery here with us at the Plastic Surgery Center.
If there is anything you need, from overnight stays to transportation, let our staff know and we’ll be glad to help. Our many European, Latin American and Asian patients already know how helpful we can be to patients visiting us from out of town! If you are coming from outside the country or from another city here in the United States, we are also happy to arrange consultations and surgery that will fit in nicely with your travel plans.
Don’t wait any longer. Schedule your consultation with us and be on your way to a new you!
You will be able to see before and after photos when you come in for consultation.