It's not just women who are bothered by overly large breasts. In men, the condition is called gynecomastia, and it affects more people than you might expect. Male breast reduction for gynecomastia helps Harrisburg and Lancaster, PA men have a more masculine chest appearance to feel confident about their upper bodies.
Dr. John Stratis is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience performing breast enhancement procedures for both men and women.
Male breast reduction can be accomplished using excision methods (surgical removal) or liposuction. Dr. Stratis will work with you to determine which method - or both - would work best for you. If gynecomastia is caused by excess fat, then liposuction may be a good choice. If, however, there is significant excess skin and glandular tissue, excision may be the only way to accomplish optimal results. Excision will also be necessary if the areola is enlarged.
As with any surgery, you will need to give your body time to rest and recovery after gynecomastia surgery. You can expect to resume full activity after about 3 weeks, at which point most patients discover that they no longer feel self-conscious participating in sports or exercise with or without a shirt.