Derived from Greek and Latin words literally meaning “female-like breasts,” gynecomastia is caused by excess fat or glandular tissue in the male chest. This embarrassing condition can be brought about by medication use, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and a number of other factors, and is not often responsive to traditional sculpting techniques such as diet and exercise. In many cases, this leaves male breast reduction surgery as the most effective way to address gynecomastia.
If you are suffering from gynecomastia in St. Louis or nearby areas of Missouri, please contact Richard L. Kofkoff, MD, PC online or by calling (636) 532-1717 today to schedule a male breast reduction consultation.
Male Breast Reduction
If your gynecomastia is the result of stubborn deposits of fat, Dr. Kofkoff may be able to eliminate the problem with liposuction alone. Dr. Kofkoff utilizes a number of liposuction techniques and technologies, and will help you determine which one can best meet your needs during your initial consultation.
If excess glandular tissue is responsible for your gynecomastia, male breast reduction may require a slightly larger incision to allow for its removal. This is done with great care to help ensure optimal results while reducing the risk of visible scaring after you have recovered.
Both with the removal of fat deposits and excess glandular tissue, Dr. Kofkoff takes time to properly sculpt the chest for a contoured and masculine look.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Kofkoff may recommend other body contouring procedures to complement your male breast reduction. The removal of fatty deposits from the abdomen, flanks, and back may serve to enhance results for some patients. This can be discussed in greater detail during your male breast reduction consultation.
To schedule your body contouring consultation with our board-certified Missouri plastic surgeon, please contact us today. Dr. Kofkoff treats gynecomastia and other body contouring concerns at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in St. Louis.