March 2016

Male Breast Reduction a Viable Solution for Gynecomastia

GynecomastiaTypically, breast procedures are associated with women wanting a more feminine physique. For a number of reasons, men facing the constant, intense shame of gynecomastia have historically avoided talking about their condition. Today, a very precise breast procedure can help men with “man boobs” reclaim their confidence and sense of self.

Enlarged Breasts? It’s Not Your Fault!

Breast enlargement in men is often thought a problem of excess fat. While there is an overabundance of tissue in the enlarged male breast, true gynecomastia is more complex than being overweight. Men with gynecomastia are encouraged to attain a healthy weight. However, the idea that diet and exercise can solve the issue of enlarged male breasts is just not accurate. Such an idea places the blame squarely onto a man’s shoulders. When attempts to exercise breasts away fail, a man can become deeply depressed and hopeless to find a solution.

Dr. Ryan Frank offers men in the Calgary area hope. In our office, patients have a friendly and discreet atmosphere in which they can discuss gynecomastia with an experienced physician.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery, or gynecomastia surgery, may consist of one procedure or two. When the primary issue is excess fatty tissue in the breast, optimal results may be achieved with liposuction. Sometimes, enlarged breasts are the result of excess fat and glandular tissue. Breast glands may be removed with surgical excision. The precision techniques with which male breast reduction is performed optimize the final outcome while also minimizing post-operative discomfort. Most men are able to resume some of their normal activities within a week or two after surgery. The procedure leaves only minimal scarring in most cases.

Is Male Breast Reduction Right for You?

Men that are at a healthy weight are good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. To see if this procedure is right for your needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Frank. During your visit, you have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and desired outcome with a physician who understands the emotional impact that enlarged breasts has had on you.

Gynecomastia can be resolved, leading you into a more confident you. Call (403) 245-1228 to schedule your consultation.

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What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

RhinoplastyToday, rhinoplasty (or “nose surgery”) is one of the most commonly-performed cosmetic procedures in the world. Rhinoplasty is usually performed to reshape, augment or reduce the size of one’s nose so that facial harmony is achieved. Additionally, it can help correct a broken nose or breathing problems.

Rhinoplasty, performed under general anesthesia, can be performed either for cosmetic or medical reasons. Either way, this procedure can provide a patient with many benefits – both aesthetic and medical. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important benefits of this procedure.

Top Benefits of Rhinoplasty

  1. It corrects breathing issues. Breathing issues are often linked to problems within the nose. Such issues can also cause a person to experience sleeping issues, like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes a person’s airways to close up, which can result in a number of other health issues. For some patients who suffer from these issues, corrective rhinoplasty may be an effective option. In these cases, corrective rhinoplasty helps redesign the nasal passages to significantly reduce breathing issues.
  2. It helps you feel more confident. This is perhaps the most obvious reason for undergoing the rhinoplasty procedure. Many people with larger or misshapen noses often feel self-conscious about their appearance. For these patients, cosmetic rhinoplasty can correct the appearance of the nose by correcting asymmetry and improving the nasal profile by removing unwanted bumps within the nose.
  3. It offers patients a quick recovery time. Most patients will be able to return to their normal routine within weeks of undergoing this procedure. There are few complications associated with rhinoplasty, and when a patient does experience these complications, they are generally mild. Some possible side-effects may include temporary puffiness, headaches, or swelling.

Despite the benefits of rhinoplasty, it may not be right for everyone. Ideal candidates for this procedure are over the age of 16, generally healthy, and non-smokers. Patients must also have realistic expectations about what the surgery can do for them.

Rhinoplasty in Calgary

If you are interested in rhinoplasty, or would like to learn about any other procedures we offer, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you!

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