The popularity of plastic surgery procedures in the United States continues to soar, with the availability of advanced minimally-invasive and non-invasive techniques. While most patients are women, recent reports point to a spike in demand for male plastic surgery procedures. One major aesthetic concern for men is Gynecomastia or severe breast enlargement, which fortunately can be resolved with liposuction breast reduction. According to annual statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction breast reduction ranked as the fourth most popular procedure among men in 2017.
The ASPS says procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck have had a boost in popularity among men over the past five years, while male breast reduction has increased about 30 percent in that time. A major reason driving the demand for male body contouring procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck and so on is that men want to maintain a youthful look and feel confident at the workplace. A recent MailOnline article notes, “Some people call it the ‘executive edge’ because a lot of patients report that they want to look younger to continue to compete in the workplace.”
One of the most embarrassing concerns for many men is abnormal enlargement of breast tissue or Gynecomastia. According to an article in Men’s Health, an estimated 30% of men experience Gynecomastia or “man boobs” in their lifetime. To treat this condition, an outpatient procedure, liposuction breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty (mammoplasty), is performed under local anesthesia. Like any surgical procedure, breast reduction surgery may come with a certain amount of swelling and bruising but this would be minimal if performed using advanced techniques. You can consider this procedure as a way to permanently remove man boobs. A 2017 study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery reported no recurrence of Gynecomastia after the procedure, and patients expressed high levels of satisfaction post-surgery. The report also says this is the most successful procedure to treat Gynecomastia.
Usually, this condition occurs during infancy and puberty, especially when there are hormonal changes. Mayo Clinic lists some other factors that can cause Gynecomastia – medications, street drugs and alcohol, certain health conditions, and herbal products. Gynecomastia could have a negative impact on the individual’s social and emotional wellbeing. Expert plastic surgeons use the minimally invasive Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted technique to remove the excess fat and tissue, and create a well-contoured, manly physique.
NYC plastic surgeons perform Gynecomastia surgery using Smartlipo in NYC, which is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes laser energy. The Smartlipo workstation comes with a small cannula with three powerful lasers that are used to target the fat cells and melt the stubborn excess fat, which allows it to be easily removed. As the procedure is minimally invasive, it requires only small incisions. Liposuction using this advanced technology is a good option because the laser energy also stimulates greater skin contraction. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia and side effects such as bleeding and swelling are minimal. The intelligent features of the device allow targeted delivery of energy and prevent over treatment.
If you have gynecomastia and are considering liposuction breast reduction, undergo the same at an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility where expert plastic surgeons perform this procedure. Your plastic surgeon would advise you regarding the technology available for Gynecomastia treatment. The surgeon would ensure safe and effective treatment with the best results to create a flatter, firmer chest.