When it comes to male breast reduction, New Jersey men are kicking their physical embarrassment and insecurities one surgical procedure at a time.
And not surprisingly, the procedure has grown equally popular nationwide– as recent statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that American men underwent 20,280 male breast reduction procedures in 2007, thus making it the 4th popular procedure available for this particular demographic.
Additionally, statistics from the UK now show a 44% increase in male breast reductions between 2007 and 2008, as the procedure has received a tremendous amount of media attention following commentary on former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s enlarged male breasts.
But as the numbers seem to indicate, male breast reduction procedures (New Jersey statistics included) are here to stay. And for good reason-as the procedure has done more in the area of reducing insecurities and embarrassment that accompany gynecomastia (or enlarged male breasts) than any other procedure to date.
In terms of surgery, male breast reduction is actually quite straightforward as performed at the Parker Center for Plasitic Surgery. The patient will first be given general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, so they are perfectly comfortable and do not experience any pain. Following that, Dr. Parker will make a small incision at the base of the areola and remove the unwanted fat and glandular tissue in the breast with ultrasonic liposuction.
This process of removing fat and tissue takes approximately one to two hours, depending on the amount of breast tissue to be removed. Dr. Parker then closes the tiny, un-noticeable incisions with dissolvable stitches. The patient usually awakens rapidly from surgery at the Parker Center and leaves the facility within one hour.
Postoperatively, a male breast reduction patient experiences little pain. They will need to wear a snug-fitting compression vest for 1 to 3 weeks. The patient may shower the day after surgery, perform light activites, drive and return to work when they feel comfortable, usually within a week after surgery. They may begin exercise within 7-10 days.
Considering the straightforward nature of gynecomastia surgery, the quick and painless recovery as well as the natural appearance of the breasts afterwards, it’s no wonder why men increasingly are opting to have the condition surgically reversed, rather than suffer from the embarrassment and distress that often comes from markedly enlarged breasts.
For further information on male breast reduction, New Jersey cosmetic surgery or to set up a consultation with the Parker Center call (201) 967-1212.