Liposuction for male breast reduction

by : Clint Jhonson

San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Scott W. Mosser, a specialist in both augmentation and reduction breast surgery, has found himself called upon more and more often by male patients seeking to correct a condition called gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement.

Gynecomastia is a condition that is present to some degree in almost a third of the male population. Gynecomastia is a term describing the condition itself, regardless of what might have triggered the disorder. Causes may be pathological, physiological, or may stand for a side effect of taking certain drugs.

While excess weight or a genetic predisposition to enlarged breasts in males may be the cause of gynecomastia, there may also be underlying conditions that could be serious or life threatening. As a result, it is essential if you are considering breast reduction to consult only a Board-Certified plastic surgeon. If you are already under the care of a physician for a certain health problem or take drugs which may result in enlarged breasts as a side effect (consider for instance, that treatments with medication containing hormones may present a risk to what concerns the shape of male breasts), it is important to consult with an expert.

Such an expert is Dr. Scott W. Mosser, a San Francisco plastic surgeon who will work together with you and your primary care physician to determine the safest approach to achieving the results you desire and the outcomes you expect from undergoing a male breast reduction procedure.

If your enlarged breasts are a result of obesity or a glandular disorder that hasn't responded sufficiently to drug therapy, liposuction may be a safe option to achieve dramatic and satisfying results.

Liposuction is a surgical operation performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and is short and painless. Recovery time is not long, with little or no discomfort and a quick return to normal activities. The tiny incisions used in liposuction leave little or no scarring, that is if you pay attention to registering for surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon.

When interviewed about liposuction for male breast reduction, Dr. Mosser, San Francisco plastic surgeon, emphasized that a thorough examination and medical history is fundamental before embarking on any plastic surgery procedure, including liposuction. “Every patient is unique in both body and skin type. In addition, general health and current body weight are important factors in qualifying for male breast reduction procedures. Anyone anticipating extreme weight loss (or gain) from recent dieting or exercise, or who experiences wide fluctuations in weight, would be well advised to delay breast reduction until a stable weight can be reasonably maintained."

In addition to a thorough physical examination and obtaining a full medical history, Dr. Mosser always discusses with his patients their life style and the specific goals they wish to achieve through male breast reduction surgery. In this manner, the recommendation he makes regarding the best surgical procedure to use will be the one that best suits the patient's physical condition and aims at and achieves the realization of realistic goals.