A male breast reduction treats gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts that are resistant to diet and exercise can cause both physical and social discomfort.
The goal of gynecomastia treatment is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Gynecomastia surgery restores a normal male breast contour and corrects deformities of the breast, nipple or areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple).
• You are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts
• You are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, to swim, to participate in sports or to exercise at a gym
• You experience physical discomfort because of your breasts
• You want to improve your overall body proportions
• You experience psychological discomfort associated with large breasts
• You want to increase your social confidence
• You have first tried diet and exercise to reduce your breast size
• You are not significantly overweight
• You have good skin elasticity
Gynecomastia is usually not caused by any serious medical problems; in fact, its cause is rarely identified. However, because there are some medical problems that do cause gynecomastia, Dr. Brown will rule these out prior to treatment.
There are various surgical techniques for gynecomastia treatment, which include liposuction, excision (surgical removal of tissue) or a combination of both approaches.
Maintaining a stable weight will ensure that your improved chest contour will be long lasting. Weight gain following this surgery may compromise results.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery, is a surgical procedure that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Despite good health and a reasonable fitness program, some men still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits.
Liposuction uses suction to sculpt your body by removing pockets of fat. It is important to note that liposuction does not tighten loose skin.
• You have localized areas of fat that are disproportionate to the rest of your body
• You have stubborn pockets of fat do not respond to diet and exercise
• You would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body
• You have good skin elasticity
• You are physically fit, no more than 20 pounds overweight, and your weight is stable
There are many techniques that can be utilized to perform liposuction. Dr. Brown will determine the appropriate method to best address your concerns.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids and the area surrounding your eyes. The procedure can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both to give you a rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Brown’s expertise provides a rejuvenated result without compromising masculinity. A common reason many men seek eyelid surgery is that they are constantly told that they look tired.
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes and help you look more rested and alert.
Eyelid surgery repositions or removes fat deposits, tightens muscles and tissues and removes excess skin to improve:
• Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
• Puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making your eyes look tired and sad
• Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
• Bags and dark circles under the eyes
• Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
• Excess skin and fine ‘crepe paper’ wrinkles of the lower eyelid
• If you have excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids
• If you have loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes
• If your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy, making your eyes look tired and aged
• If you have deep grooves under your eyes
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift is considered the most comprehensive approach and the ‘gold standard’ for treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissue and redrapes skin on the face and neck to correct visible signs of aging such as:
• Sagging skin in your midface and/or jawline
• Deep creases extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds)
• Lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin (marionette lines)
• Facial fat (volume) that has fallen or diminished
• Sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls
• Creased and sagging skin in your neck
• Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw which can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin
• If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level
• If you determine that your facial sagging and excess skin is a social or career obstacle
• If you show signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity
• You do not feel as though you like yourself any more
There are a few different approaches that can be used with a facelift procedure. This will determine the length and placement of your incision(s), which will be concealed in a natural facial crease or in your hairline.
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. The neck is one of the first places where we show our age. Some men feel they are not emotionally ready for a facelift because they are not as bothered by the aging in their upper face. Still, many men will feel that the excess wrinkling of their neck, a “turkey neck” or double chin, and jowl lines that make them look older than they are.
A neck lift tightens the skin and underlying muscles to enhance the contour of the jawline to improve:
• Excess fat and skin wrinkling in the lower face that create jowls
• Excess fatty deposits under the chin
• Loose neck skin
• Webbing of the muscles in the neck
• You have a “turkey neck” that makes you look much older than your age
• Your neck has developed folds and lines
• You have excess skin and wrinkles on your neck
• You feel your neck is too fat
• You have lost the distinct jawline of your youth and want to restore it
• Your neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance
• You desire a sleeker neck with a distinct jawline
• You have difficulty buttoning the top of your shirt and/or wearing a tie
There are a few different approaches that can be used with a neck lift procedure. This will determine the length and placement of your incision(s), which will be concealed in a natural facial crease or in your hairline. A separate incision under the chin is often necessary for liposuction of this area and for repair of the muscle.
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, improves the appearance and proportion of the nose to create facial harmony and can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Nose surgery can improve:
• Nose size in relation to facial balance
• Nose width at the bridge
• Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
• Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
• Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
• Nasal asymmetry
• Deviated septum
• You are unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose
• Your nose is too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face
• You have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated or wide
• You have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose
Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by positioning the nasal cartilage into proper alignment.
Based on a preoperative evaluation of factors such as your underlying facial muscle structure, bone structure, and the symmetry of your eyebrows, Dr. Brown will decide how much skin, muscle, and/or fat to remove. Incisions for eyelid surgery will be concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.