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Category: Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery for Men With Feminine Breasts

A man with feminine breasts may feel like he is the opposite of masculine. Males with excess breast tissue have a condition called gynecomastia, which may cause them psychological and emotional trauma as well as embarrassment and poor body image. Gynecomastia surgery can eliminate enlarged male breasts to restore a more masculine figure so that you can feel confident in your body.

Gynecomastia Surgery Before and AfterDifferent Surgical Approaches

Dr. Scroggins creates a personalized treatment plan for each man in need of gynecomastia surgery. The best surgical approach will depend on how much fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin you have. For example, men who have excess glandular tissue will need a different surgical approach than men who have mostly fat accumulation in their breasts.

Liposuction to Remove Excess Fat

For men who have a surplus of fat causing their gynecomastia, liposuction is the best approach. Dr. Scroggins will make a minor incision around the areola or in the underarm and insert through it a narrow tube called a cannula. A suction device will vacuum out the excess fat through the cannula to improve the appearance of your chest.

Surgical Excision of Glandular Tissue

For men with excess glandular tissue, the best surgical approach is to excise it, or cut it out. Dr. Scroggins will make inconspicuous incisions either along the edge of your areolas or within your underarms. Through these incisions, he will cut into the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and remove the superfluous breast tissue.

Excess Skin Removal

Some men have more extreme cases of gynecomastia. For these men, Dr. Scroggins will usually combine excision and liposuction with skin removal to improve your chest contours. While larger incisions may be required, most men agree that it is well worth the significant improvements to your appearance.

The Best Surgical Approach for You

Dr. Scroggins will meet with you personally to examine your chest and determine the best surgical approach for you. Whether you need liposuction, excision, or both, surgery provides a permanent solution to overly large male breasts. Dr. Scroggins can help permanently eliminate your gynecomastia so that you can have the more masculine body you desire and the confidence to go with it.

Carlton Scroggins, M.D., specializes in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring, and he has over 20 years of experience as a cosmetic surgeon. Call (301) 220-0400 or complete our online form to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Scroggins today.

Plastic Surgery Misconceptions

With the rise in popularity of plastic surgery over the last few decades and the media attention on celebrity plastic surgeries gone wrong, many people have a misguided idea of this medical specialty. Here is the truth to several common misconceptions about plastic surgery.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Results Look Fake

The term ‘plastic surgery’ covers a wide range of procedures and treatments, and when they are performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon, the results can appear completely natural. Although some celebrity breast augmentations and facial implants may look fake, this is often because the person desired that appearance or they underwent the surgery with a doctor who was not qualified. Making sure that your surgeon is trained and experienced in performing the procedure you desire will ensure that you get the most natural-looking results possible.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Is All About Vanity

Plastic surgery encompasses the fields of cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is probably what comes to mind when someone mentions plastic surgery, and this field focuses on creating an appearance that is aesthetically pleasing. Rather than undergoing procedures to be vain, most people have cosmetic surgery to significantly improve their confidence and relieve anxiety they have about their appearance.

Collage of words about plastic surgeryReconstructive plastic surgery provides a normal appearance and regular functioning of the body as a result of an injury or birth defect. A deformity can impair a person physically, and it can take a mental toll by causing a person to feel as though he or she is an outsider and not socially accepted. For example, reconstructive surgery for congenital abnormalities prevents children from the torment of being teased for an aspect of their appearance that is out of their control. Reconstructive hand surgery, burn scar revision, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and cleft lip repair are just a few examples of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Is Only for Women

This presumption is most likely based on the fact that the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, but in recent years the number of men choosing to undergo plastic surgery has increased dramatically. Liposuction for a slimmer waist, rhinoplasty for improved nose shape, blepharoplasty for eyelid tightening, and gynecomastia surgery to reduce overdeveloped male breasts are the top four cosmetic surgeries that men underwent in 2012, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Less invasive procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin resurfacing for facial rejuvenation, are among the most common plastic surgery treatments undergone by men.

Dr. Scroggins has been performing plastic surgery procedures for almost 20 years and specializes in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring. If you are interested in plastic surgery in the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area, please call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Us Today For A Consultation(301) 220-0400

Carlton H. Scroggins, M.D.
7525 Greenway Center Dr.
Suite 113
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1010 Wayne Ave # 410
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 220-0400
Fax: 301-220-1719

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