Gynecomastia can affect men of all ages and most commonly is the result of genetics, hormonal changes, certain drugs or medications, and weight gain. Gynecomastia affects approximately one out of two men at some time in their lives. This condition is characterized by excess breast fat and glandular tissue and can be present in one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) breasts.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional distress and selfconsciousness and many men refrain from certain activities in order to hide their condition. While losing weight may reduce the size of male breasts, because of the presence of excess glandular tissue, weight loss alone will rarely result in satisfactory breast reduction. Gynecomastia surgery or reduction mammoplasty is an effective and long-lasting way to reduce breast size, repair nipple and areola abnormalities, and improve chest contours.
Today, the majority of calf implants are made of soft, solid silicone. Calf implants are frequently chosen for the following reasons:
• the calves are asymmetrical
• the calves are not well developed
• one or both calves have reduced musculature due to a health condition
Chest implants, also known as subpectoral implants or pectoral implants, are made of soft, solid silicone. The implants are frequently chosen to enhance body areas for any of the following
• areas are asymmetrical
• an area is not well developed
• an area has reduced bone structure or muscle due to a health condition
• an area has lost volume as part of the normal aging process
Pectoral contouring implants improve or accentuate the appearance of body contours and muscular volume.
Gynecomastia treatment options include surgical removal, also known as surgical resection or excision of glandular tissue and/or skin, liposuction, or a combination of the two techniques. If your surgeon chooses surgical resection, the type of incision used will depend upon your specific condition. Surgical approaches to resection include the periareolar incision, the donut incision or lift, and the anchor incision. This animation will demonstrate surgical resection of glandular tissue using the periareolar incision in combination with liposuction.
The calves can be augmented by implants or body fat transfers depending on the changes you desire and your available body fat. This animation covers augmentation with implants. Calf augmentation, or calfplasty, changes the contours of the lower leg, enhancing your appearance and self-confidence.
The chest can be augmented by implants alone or in conjunction with body fat transfers depending on the changes you desire and your available body fat. Chest implants are designed to change the contours of the chest, enhancing your appearance and self-confidence.
From fathers who want to get rid of their ‘dad bods’ and businessmen who want sharpen their looks in line with their career aspirations, to fitness fanatics wishing to sculpt their physique, cosmetic surgery for men is growing in popularity year-on-year.
It’s not only women who want to look good and fight the signs of ageing. Men are increasingly starting to take better care of their appearance, and why shouldn’t they? We all deserve to feel good about ourselves.