Gynecomastia is the medical name for male breasts. Common in puberty when hormone fluctuations can lead to the development of excess glandular tissue, gynecomastia is often self-correcting. In fact, the National Institutes of Health reports that up to 95% of gynecomastia cases that occur during puberty regress naturally within one to three years.
Pubescent gynecomastia may self-correct. So too might cases brought about by drug use. Steroids, certain prescription medications, and a host of illicit drugs – including marijuana – are linked to gynecomastia. In these cases, modifying your lifestyle may be all it takes to address the issue.
Lifestyle modifications are often a part of those gynecomastia cases that do not self-correct as well. These cases, which may be brought about by medication or drug use, hormone fluctuations, genetics, lifestyle choices, and weight fluctuations often require surgical assistance as well. This is where male breast reduction comes in.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is one of the most reliable ways to address gynecomastia. With this procedure, liposuction is used to gently remove stubborn fat deposits from the chest. If excessive glandular tissue is present, it too can be surgically removed, helping to restore a toned, defined, and masculine look to the upper body.
Following male breast reduction surgery, it is important that steps are taken to maintain a steady weight. This will require smart dietary choices and a healthy exercise routine. It is recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise weekly along with muscle training and stretching. Increasing the amount of time spent on exercise or the intensity of your workouts can help to enhance your male breast reduction results as well as sculpting and toning the abdomen and arms, helping to produce a much shapelier appearance.
Would You Like to Learn More?
If you are struggling with gynecomastia and would like to learn more about male breast reduction, please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770to schedule your initial consultation today. Located in East Greenwich, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle welcomes men with gynecomastia from all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.
Liposuction is designed to target and remove fat deposits from nearly any area of the body. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle utilizes advanced liposuction techniques to optimize results while minimizing risks. If you are curious to learn what this body contouring procedure can do for you, please use the contact form on this page or call us at (401) 336-3770 to schedule a consultation today.
Following liposuction, some bruising and swelling are to be expected. With proper surgical preparation and aftercare, these things should subside within a few weeks, allowing your newly contoured shape to fully shine.
Once you have fully recovered, your new contours will be permanent… to a point. The process of aging and your lifestyle choices will play determining factors as well.
Nothing can stop the process of aging. Gravity will, eventually, cause the skin to sag and may, in some people, make weight management more difficult. This makes how you live the biggest factor in how long your liposuction results will last. You can expect long-lasting results if you choose to eat a healthy diet and engage in sufficient amounts of exercise. These simple steps will go a long way towards helping your liposuction results last forever.
Do I Have to be a Triathlete?
You do not have to be an endurance athlete to maintain liposuction results. The CDC recommends adults aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly. This, combined with simple weight training, is all many people require to maintain a healthy physique. You may want to work with a personal trainer while figuring out your routine to help ensure it is optimized for your needs.
The same is true of diet. Making smart choices is essential for maintaining results, but these can be hard to determine on your own. Consider working with a nutritionist to find a diet that is suitable for your anatomy, blood type, and activity level to help ensure the longest-lasting liposuction results.
Contact Us to Learn More
To schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Doyle, please call (401) 336-3770 today. We welcome patients from East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.
Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove excess fat deposits and eliminate loose and sagging skin from the midsection. Depending on your needs, tummy tuck surgery may also include reattaching separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) to help restore both form and balance.
The best way to learn which type of tummy tuck is ideal for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle.
Please call the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation at our Greenwich office today.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat cells from your body to improve your tone and shape. If you’ve struggled to lose weight in areas such as your stomach or love handles despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, liposuction may be able to help you meet your goals.