Keith’s Moving On with Life after Breast Reduction for Men New Jersey

Posted March 27, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Keith is a 41-year-old man who has dealt with the issue of “man boobs” for most of his life. Unhappy with his appearance, he finally decided to do something about it. Keith knew from his research on the Internet that there was a solution. After researching breast reduction for men, New Jersey local, Keith, decided to consult Dr. Paul M. Parker, MD at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery.

Gynecomastia or “man boobs” is a common condition that reportedly affects 50% of adult males. Medically it means enlargement of the male breast. It can result from excess breast tissue and/or fat. It can affect one or both breasts and men both young and old.

“I was afraid that because my situation wasn’t as bad as some guys, that I wouldn’t be a candidate for surgery. In poking around on the Internet I came across Dr. Parker’s site and was pleased to see before/after photos of men who looked like me, so I called and made an appointment right away,” said Keith.

Keith was pleased from the moment he walked into the Parker Center. He was impressed with the office and all of the staff. Meeting New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker gave him confidence to have the surgery and made him feel sure that this was the right place for him. Keith felt so good after his consultation he decided not to meet with any other plastic surgeons.

“I got a good feeling when I went to the Parker Center. The way it looked, how the staff treated me, the time they took explaining the procedure, it all added up to helping me decide to go ahead with the surgery,” Keith said.

Gynecomastia is a physical condition that carries a lot of emotional and social effects. Patients often feel that they are alone in suffering from this condition and often isolate themselves from activities with family and friends. Many men attempt to hide their condition by wearing bagging clothing or never removing their shirts in public.

Luckily, surgical correction of the condition is usually very straightforward and most men report little to no pain during recovery also during the operation. When performing breast reduction for men, New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Parker generally takes one hour, and the surgery is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Patients are usually released an hour after surgery is completed and most men feel only a slight ache (as if they’ve done too many push-ups).

“I had a great experience. I was up and about right away, really had no pain. I threw out the pain pills, I never needed them. It was so much easier than I had imagined,” explained Keith.

It’s been about six weeks since Keith’s surgery and he is thrilled with the results. Keith didn’t tell his friends or family about the surgery because he felt that they wouldn’t understand and would try to talk him out of it. Keith knew when he looked in the mirror that he had a problem with his chest and he is so glad he took care of it.

“I told Dr. Parker thank you because I feel like he gave me back the ability to be comfortable in my own body and that means a lot, it really does,” Keith stated.

Gynecomastia correction surgery can alleviate the embarrassment, anxiety and humiliation men feel about their chest. If you are interested in gynecomastia, New Jersey patients should visit the Parker Center website at www.parkercenter.net. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 201-967-1212 today.

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