Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Chicago
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Enlargement of the male breast (gynecomastia) is common in boys around the time of puberty.
Breast enlargement regresses in most, but remains to a degree in 30% of adult men.
There are also some rare medical conditions and some common medications that are implicated in the development of gynecomastia (Male Breast). If the enlargement is significant, the patient is distressed.
The breast enlargement is mainly fat and therefore liposuction can be successfully performed. However, when the fibrous component is significant, we resort to sharp excision. An incision around the areola is made to allow access to the involved tissue so it can be removed.
If the areola is significantly enlarged, it can be reduced as well. With technical refinement over the last few years we have limited our incision to the area of the areola.
The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The sutures are self-dissolving and if any drains are required, they
will be removed once drainage has ceased.
Enhanced Form is certified to address the needs of a male breast reduction patient. Dr. Vincent Makhlouf brings over 25 years of experience in gynecomastia surgery. These years have enabled Dr. Makhlouf to ease the embarrassment that can be caused by male breasts. We have noticed that many men do not seek this surgery mostly because they don’t have a surgeon they know they can trust. Dr. Makhlouf is trusted among his peers and patients.
Gynescomastia, which is a condition stemming from extra breast tissue in men, is more common than anyone knows. Dr. Makhlouf regularly performs this procedure on patients in his Chicago suburb office. When Gynescomastia is performed by a skilled surgeon, as Dr. Makhlouf is, the results can be rewarding, helping his patients feel a sense of confidence they might otherwise not have.
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