Men, we want you to look and feel your absolute best, and sometimes that may be hard when you suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. Developing breast tissue on the chest can affect men at any age or stage in life, causing the chest to develop a more feminine look. We see gynecomastia symptoms in boys when they are going through puberty to older men whose bodies are changing due to aging and fluctuating hormones. The medical community is uncertain as to why men grow breasts, but some believe it is due to genetics or an imbalance of hormones (specifically estrogen and testosterone). Regardless of the reason for the development of breast tissue, it makes many men feel self-conscious and discouraged with diet and exercise (because the tissue will not go away). Many of our patients are just too embarrassed to remove their shirt in public.
If you think you may have gynecomastia, we provide surgical services called the male breast reduction, which is an invasive surgery to remove the excess fat and tissue from the chest wall. We cater to men of all ages, ensuring they feel confident every time they look into the mirror. Both board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery place great stock in patient satisfaction and remain focused on results. No matter the precise nature of your requests, you can rely on Dr. Elliott or Dr. Summer Black to provide the answers you seek. We want you to look and feel your absolute best.
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"I can not say enough about the ‘family feeling’ you will receive from Dr. Black and her staff. I was referred to her from a friend, and I am here to tell you that you will not be disappointed in the knowledge of this clinic. Dr. Black made me feel like a friend from day one, from her free consultation all the way through surgery. I had breast implants removed and she was so humble, genuine and caring every single step of the way. She listened to every question or concern I had and always had the comforting answer I needed. The staff at the surgery center was amazing too. I mean truly like family taking care of me. All of my follow up visits have been genuinely caring about my well being. AND SHE GIVES YOU HER CELL NUMBER on day 1 of the free consultation. What doctor does that? Truly amazing. I cannot day enough great things."- T.S. / Google / Mar 10, 2020
"Mini TT, Breast Lift, Lipo for Fat Transfer and Mons Lift - My procedure was performed by Dr. Elliot Black, He is straight to the point and blunt. I love his honesty and felt extremely comfortable with him as my surgeon. I had originally wanted Breast Implants but Dr. Elliot explained the risks of implants vs using my own body fat to enhance my breasts. He even gives you his personal cell phone number and encourages you to call whenever you feel the need. He answers promptly and is very down easy to talk to. I had scheduled other consults with 2 other doctors. I saw Dr. Elliot first and cancelled the other 2. I decided that I wanted Dr. Black as my PS after our initial consultation. No need to look further! I also adore his daughter Dr. Summer and had originally requested her , but Patti explained that Dr. Elliot would be the one for me. I didn't ask why. I met Dr. Summer on my consult and she added her opinion and suggestions. It was very nice having the two together. They make a great team!"- S. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Summer Black! She made me feel so comfortable and I felt like she really took me and my needs into consideration. Very good experience and extremely happy with the results!"- B. / Healthgrades / Jan 28, 2020
"I am amazed at the personal attention and detail given by Dr. Black and the entire staff! It made the whole process of surgery tolerable. I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Summer and was so very please with the result! Thank you to you and your office!"- B.H. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
Do I Qualify?
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and have tried other treatments such as diet, exercise, or medication. The most favorable candidates are those who are in good health, but need assistance getting rid of excess fat and tissue in the breasts. Patients with other medical conditions should discuss their medical history thoroughly with a surgeon prior to surgery.
What to Expect
A male breast reduction surgery is an effective method of treatment for gynecomastia. Usually performed as an out-patient procedure with local anesthesia, the surgeon will use a combination of liposuction and tissue excision to decrease the size of the breasts and remove any unnecessary fat and tissue. Using liposuction, fat is removed through small incisions made on each side of the chest, along the edge of the areola, or within the armpit, depending on the best and safest technique to meet your cosmetic needs.
Gynecomastia can affect one or both of the breasts, in different ways. In most cases, it is not a serious condition, but it can cause a lack of confidence and emotional stress from embarrassment. Male breast reduction surgery not only removes excess breast tissue, but also sculpts the chest for a more masculine look. In more severe cases of gynecomastia, patients may require a tissue excision. During a tissue excision, the plastic surgeon is able to remove more tissue and skin than with liposuction alone.
Following male breast reduction surgery, no matter the technique used, you will experience bruising and swelling on and around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. Although you may feel sore after surgery, this will subside after a few days. Some men may experience a loss of sensation in the chest area, but this is usually only temporary. Each patient will experience a different healing process and should follow the surgeon’s care instructions for optimal results.
Plan Your Procedure
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Although gynecomastia is a common condition that is not life-threatening, it may cause you to feel insecure about your appearance. If you suffer from gynecomastia and are considering male breast reduction surgery like the many men that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation to learn more about your treatment options. We will work closely with you at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to create a care plan that best suits your needs and cosmetic goals.