This month’s case deals with gynecomastia, enlargement of the male breast. This condition occurs in approximately 35% of males, often at the time of puberty and usually without a clear-cut cause. Male breast enlargement often regresses within several months after its onset. When the condition persists for more than 12 months, is unlikely to go away.
Gynecomastia patients are very often bothered by the abnormal appearance of their chest and feel self conscious about removing their shirts in public. Surgical correction of the problem is typically straight forward in Dr. Parker’s hands. He removes the excess breast tissue with liposuction for men using a tiny incision concealed in each armpit. This results in a “scarless” correction of the patient’s gynecomastia.
Using the Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery program, patients usually bounce back very quickly from their procedure and experience little pain. Patients not only express satisfaction with the improved appearance of their chest, but are transformed psychologically. They tell us time and again how much more self-confident they are. This is evidenced by their willingness to remove their shirts in public and shed the cover up clothing they used to require.