Breast reduction surgery when performed on women is known as macromastia surgery, and when performed in men it is known as gynecomastia surgery. The reason why male breast reduction is performed might be very obvious, but it may be a different case for women. It is natural for female breasts to be large enough in size, but in some cases the breasts might become uncomfortably too large and also cause other problems. You might not have self confidence about the appearance of the breasts anymore, or might start experiencing pains in other areas of the body due to the weight of the breasts. In such cases, as a woman you would consider breast reduction to restore your looks and confidence. Dr. Bloch, online at www.bodybybloch.com, is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons you would want to perform your breast reduction surgery in Chicago.
Your breast reduction consultation
You should make sure that you find an experienced plastic surgeon to perform your surgery. When you book for your consultation with Dr. Bloch at www.bodybybloch.com, you will be giving yourself the best opportunity to know how experienced the surgeon is. You can ask the doctor all the questions concerning breast reduction to make sure you understand the procedure. The doctor will examine you to detect if you have any medical conditions that can increase the risk of surgery. The doctor will also assess your breast size and discuss with you about the preferred technique to help realize your cosmetic goals.
Once confirmed you are a good candidate, the doctor will schedule your surgery and advice you on what you need to do to get prepared. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, but in some cases local anesthesia and mild sedation can also be recommended. During the procedure, Dr. Bloch will make the right incisions to allow for the removal of excess skin and fat. The areola is also moved to a higher position.
Women with very large breasts (macromastia, or mammary hyperplasia) seek breast reduction for relief of back, shoulder, and neck pain. They may also feel uncomfortable about their breast size and have difficulty finding clothing that will fit properly. Additionally, breast reduction may be needed after reconstructive surgery following the surgical removal of cancerous breast tissue (mastectomy), to make the breasts more symmetric.
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- Sometimes excess breast skin
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)