Dr. Tanya Atagi, Medical Director of Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics in the Denver suburb of Lone Tree, Colorado, has seen an increase in the number of men seeking to improve gynecomastia, sometimes irreverently referred to as “man boobs.” This trend reflects a growing willingness by men to seek plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, particularly to address concerns that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise. In fact, male breast reduction is one of the most common requests she receives from men. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men underwent nearly 1.1 million cosmetic procedures last year, a 17 percent increase over 2006. Male breast reduction ranked among the top five surgical procedures for men along with liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and hair transplantation.
Gynecomastia, the medical term for enlarged male breasts, can have a truly negative effect on a man’s quality of life, according to Dr. Atagi. While this condition exists naturally in many men, it is common for those afflicted by it to feel self-conscious or embarrassed by their appearance. In fact, affected men may alter or avoid activities to the point of not changing at the gym, wearing a shirt at the beach or passing on water activities altogether. The great news is that in most cases, male breast reduction surgery can greatly improve the appearance of gynecomastia, giving men a flatter, more defined, masculine appearance in their chest area with a procedure that can be performed in office, at Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics.
Male breast reduction by Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics begins with a consultation by Dr. Atagi. The patient’s overall health and goals are reviewed and, if appropriate, the procedure is planned. Dr. Atagi uses VASER® Liposuction to remove fat from the breast and carefully contour the chest. VASER Liposuction employs ultrasound technology, and for most patients the procedure can be performed in office with only local anesthesia and a mild sedative. Most patients are back to their daily routines within a day or two.
Male breast reduction is a rewarding procedure to perform because, for many men, young or old, this will resolve a problem that has significantly troubled them since adolescence. In fact, many gynecomastia patients report that they wish they had sought treatment for their “man boobs” years ago.
To learn more about male breast reduction call Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics at 303.327.7300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.