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Is Male Breast Reduction Right for You?

Shirtless White Man With Beautiful Hair is smiling and looking While ‘large breasts’ on men do not cause serious health problems, many people can develop lowered self-esteem, as well as physical discomfort from this condition. Additionally, excess weight in that area can interfere with living an active lifestyle.

Also known as gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery is a solution for men who want to remove excess fat from their chests, as well as diminish the size of their areolas or nipples to achieve a more traditionally masculine stature.

The best candidate for this cosmetic surgery is someone who is bothered by their appearance and can’t eliminate the fat from diet and exercise alone. Dr. Ryan Frank in Calgary, AB specializes in this procedure and can help you decide if this is the right option.

What’s The Cause?

Excess fat in the chest area of men is oftentimes caused by poor diet and weight gain, but that is not the only contributor. Certain medications can cause the development of breasts, as well as genetics, hormonal irregularities, and age. Your doctor can help you figure out what the underlying cause is if you’re a male growing breasts.

If you are a heavy drinker, smoker, or steroid taker, you are not the best candidate for this procedure. Excess fat in the breasts is due to lifestyle choices instead of an inability to reduce their size.

What Can I Expect?

Gynecomastia is typically performed by using general anesthesia. The doctor then has two options about how to make incisions on the patient depending on what is causing the growth of the breasts. If they are caused by excess fatty tissue, the doctor will perform liposuction on the area through the lower halves of the areola or in the underarms.

If there is excess glandular tissue in the male breasts, the doctor will implement a surgical incision instead, and reposition the nipples and areola.

Patients are completely asleep during the procedure, and only experience minor discomfort during recovery time.

Schedule a consultation for gynecomastia with Dr. Ryan Frank at our office in Calgary, AB by calling 403-245-1228 today.

Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck: Which Option Is Right For Me?

tummy tuckThe abdomen is a common trouble spot for many people. Whether due to fluctuations in weight, pregnancy and childbirth, or simply the natural aging process, the stomach and abdominal area can go through many changes. Many adults develop areas of stubborn fat and loose skin that are resistant to diet and exercise. Those individuals who desire a more toned, shapely waist and abdomen may benefit from body contouring procedures such as liposuction or abdominoplasty. These procedures can help to flatten the stomach and shape the waist for a taut, rejuvenated appearance.

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that significantly flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. The best candidates for this procedure are overall healthy adults who have loose skin and pockets of excess fat. This surgery is not recommended for patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight, or woman who may become pregnant in the future, since significant changes in weight may alter results. A tummy tuck is performed in abut two to three hours. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, though it typically takes anywhere from 6 weeks to a few months following surgery. The procedure will leave a scar on the lower abdomen spanning from hip to hip, though it is made low enough that it can easily be hidden with clothing or a bathing suit. With proper weight management and exercise, the results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a less invasive and more customizable approach to body contouring. This technique works best for patients who are close to their goal weight but have pockets of excess fat in targeted areas. It is not a treatment for significant weight loss or loose skin. Liposuction sculpts and slims these areas by removing fat cells through a small suction tube, known as a cannula.  Recovery time is typically much quicker.

Want To Learn More About Body Contouring Procedures? Contact Dr. Frank

If you are interested in body contouring in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in plastic surgery.

I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, aesthetically-pleasing results and patient satisfaction, which is why I strive to provide the highest quality of care for patients of all ages.  This is done by combining technical skill and broad experience with cutting-edge technology for impeccable medical and cosmetic results.

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