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Male Breast Reduction in Boston

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Male Breast Reduction ModelLarge breasts and pronounced nipples are not something most men appreciate about their own bodies. In spite of consistent exercise and weight control, many men suffer from an embarrassing, womanly breast appearance, known a gynecomastia. Men of all ages and backgrounds turn to cosmetic surgery in Boston to correct this common but distressing condition.

Dr. Michael Tantillo improves the self-image and appearance of many men through breast reduction plastic surgery in Boston. A more masculine chest is sculpted by surgically removing excess breast tissue, removing it with liposuction in Boston, or a combination of both techniques. Because of advances in liposuction technology, Dr. Tantillo can often effectively improve the look of your chest with this procedure alone.

Dr. Tantillo and his staff make your privacy and emotional comfort a priority when you visit them for a consultation. They will make sure that you have every opportunity to discuss your goals and get all your questions answered without feeling rushed. To find out more about male breast reduction request a consultation online.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, commonly seen in puberty due to hormone changes, resolves itself naturally in most cases. However, for 10 to 15% of American men this condition remains or emerges in adulthood. Gynecomastia can which can affect one or both breasts and causes:

  • Large, overdeveloped breasts
  • Enlarged nipples
  • A combination of large breasts and enlarged nipples

Adult gynecomastia is caused by various factors including hormone imbalances, certain types of prescription medications, steroid use, and marijuana use. Usually, adult gynecomastia does not resolve itself naturally and therefore must be corrected through Boston cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Tantillo will determine whether surgery or liposuction is appropriate for you during a brief physical examination.

Who is a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

First off, you need to have realistic expectations about what this procedure can achieve - by itself, breast reduction will not create a boldly chiseled chest or pumped-up pecs. The procedure might be a good choice for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Your breast development is complete (although growing teens can benefit as well)
  • Your condition can't be corrected through other treatments, such as weight loss
  • You don't smoke or use drugs

Dr. Tantillo provides a comprehensive health examination for all men who come to his office for a breast reduction consultation. He will help you decide whether breast reduction is right for you.

Recovery & Results

Your male breast reduction surgery in Boston, Massachusetts is performed as an outpatient procedure, and requires minimal recovery time. Most patients are able to return to work, exercise, and their normal activities within a few days after surgery.

The improvements gained through male breast reduction are usually permanent. If your gynecomastia was caused by weight gain, certain prescription medications, or drugs (such as steroids) you must completely discontinue their use and maintain a healthy weight in order to protect your results. As with any Boston cosmetic surgery procedure, male breast reduction requires incisions that will leave scars. Although permanent, the scars from the procedure will be placed inconspicuously and will usually fade over time. Soon you will likely feel more confident and attractive whether you're wearing a simple t-shirt, button-down dress shirt, or no shirt at all.

The Next Step

Don't suffer from emotional pain and a poor body image any longer. Request your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Tantillo. You can also call his office directly at (617) 973-9700 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Tantillo sees patients from Boston, Brookline, and throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Michael Tantillo, M.D.