Improve Confidence with Male Breast Reduction
Dr. Rodolfo Castillo Calderón performs male breast reduction at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice to help men achieve a more masculine chest shape. These techniques may include liposuction or excision of excess skin and fatty tissue. Dr. Castillo meets with patients one-on-one to determine the approach that will work best for them. With his help, patients can feel more confident at the gym, at the beach, and in their day-to-day lives.
Should You Consider Male Breast Reduction?
There are a number of different reasons to consider male breast reduction. Men may choose to consider this cosmetic procedure if:
- The volume of breast tissue has increased as a result of hormonal imbalances
- The size of the breasts increased due to weight fluctuations
- Use of steroids resulted in enlarged breasts
Dr. Castillo can perform this procedure for transgender patients as well. Overall, any patient considering male breast reduction must have attained his goal weight. He must also have the ability to maintain that weight. Patients must be in good health overall and commit to quitting smoking pre- and post-surgery.
With his help, patients can feel more confident about their bodies in a variety of different situations.
Liposuction and Excision
In many cases of male breast reduction, liposuction is sufficient in eliminating the excess fat that has resulted in the enlarged breasts. This technique loosens the excess fat cells. These loosened cells are then suctioned out through a thin, flexible tube. Liposuction is often recommended to patients whose enlarged breasts are the result of weight fluctuations.
In other cases, excision is required to remove excess skin, breast tissue, and fat. Dr. Castillo may need to perform this procedure for patients whose enlarged breasts resulted from hormonal imbalances or steroid use. Transgender patients may also require this technique. Excision involves creating incisions in the breasts to remove the excess tissue and trim away excess skin. The incisions are then artfully closed in order to create a masculine contour.
Recovering from Your Procedure
Even with the excision technique, male breast reduction surgery is generally less extensive than most cosmetic procedures. Most patients can return home or to their hotel room the same day. The type of work patients perform on a daily basis will determine when they can return to work. Those who work in offices may return within a week or so. Patients with jobs that are more physically demanding may require up to two weeks of recovery.
As with other cosmetic procedures, patients must take care to protect their incisions from sun exposure in order to ensure that the scars fade as much as possible. They must also limit their physical activity to allow the incisions to heal. Attempting to do any heavy lifting too soon could cause the incisions to reopen and lead to an infection.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are self-conscious about your appearance due to enlarged breasts, male breast reduction can help. Contact our office online or call (619) 955-6866 from US or 664-634-7490 from Mexico to schedule a consultation with Dr. Castillo.