Male Breast Reduction in South Carolina: Gynecomastia Treatment
By Dr. Sutton Graham on September 29, 2009
Although most of Dr. Sutton Graham's breast surgery patients are women, a significant number are men with excessively enlarged breasts. The photograph shows correction of a small to moderate degree of male breast enlargement; a condition known as gynecomastia. We provide correction for patients with this condition.
Men with breast enlargement experience embarrassment about their appearance, often being unwilling to participate in sports, especially swimming, or other outdoor activities where they would normally have their shirts off. It can be more noticeable at the gym. We want them to be able to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
The consultation is the first step. We will evaluate the degree of the problem (excess skin, fat and fibrous or glandular tissue), check for lumps, evaluate your over-all health, and check for any rarer causes such as drug side effects, hormone diseases or tumors. The average patient experienced enlargement early in their teens and it continues into adulthood. Details of the procedure are discussed thoroughly. In most cases, surgery is the recommended treatment, and can be only liposuction of localized fat or excision of fibrous and glandular tissue through a tiny concealed incision part of the way around the areola / nipple. Occasionally there is so much loose skin that a larger incision is used to tighten skin and remove abnormal gland. The patient can return to work and most activities in several days.
During the same procedure, some men choose additional liposuction body contouring: abdomen, flanks, "spare tire," or under chin / neck areas are most common. This limits recovery and down-time and improves other potential problem areas. Liposuction is best for treatment of localized fat deposits that don't respond to diet and exercise.
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Dr. Graham and his staff welcome male patients with breast enlargement to our office in Greenville, upstate South Carolina. Most come from the area including Asheville, Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenwood, Anderson, Clemson, and Greenville. We also offer men abdominoplasty, eyelid belpharoplasty, browlift, facelift, necklift, and otoplasty correction of prominent ears.
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"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.