Achieve a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest
Gynecomastia, a condition of enlarged male breasts, affects about half the male population to some extent. The cause varies and for the most part is unknown. The condition has been linked to hormonal issues, dietary issues, and certain types of drug use.
- Do you have Male EBT™?
- TRTMI™ Male Breast Reduction: Less Downtime, Virtually Invisible Scars
- Your Male Breast Reduction Surgery
- How long is recovery after male breast reduction?
Do you have Male EBT™?
Gynecomastia can be caused by excess glandular tissue or excess fat. Most men present with a combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue, in some unique proportion. This condition is called Male EBT™, or Male Excess Breast Tissue. If you have had little-to-no success achieving a flatter, firmer chest with diet and exercise, it is likely that Male EBT™ is to blame—losing weight cannot influence excess glandular tissue. And, in many cases, weight loss does not achieve the level of fat reduction in the chest that a man would like to see.
If you think you have Male EBT™, male breast reduction surgery is a safe, effective option to help you achieve a flatter, more masculine chest and feel more confident in your appearance.
Dr. Branman talks gynecomastia on KATV
- Learn even more! View Branman’s previous male breast reduction discussion on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas
TRTMI™ Male Breast Reduction: Less Downtime, Virtually Invisible Scars
One of the main reasons men put off having male breast reduction is a fear of visible scars. Understandably, you wouldn’t want anyone who sees you shirtless to suspect you had surgery. Another challenge is the downtime—few men can afford to take even a week away from work to recover from surgery.
Dr. Branman understands these concerns and has developed an advanced technique that dramatically reduces both downtime and scarring: Tissue Removal Through Minimal Incisions, or TRTMI™.
Unlike traditional male breast reduction where tissue is removed with a scalpel, TRTMI™ (pronounced “treat-me”) removes both fat and glandular tissue using very thin microsurgery instruments. This allows Dr. Branman to address Male EBT™ and sculpt an improved chest shape through tiny incisions (less than 1 cm) while also minimizing impact on surrounding tissues.
Our TRTMI™ patients are typically back to work within a couple of days—often after a long weekend—and experience considerably less bruising, swelling, and discomfort after surgery.
Your Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Once we determine the composition of the breast tissue, we can design an effective treatment plan. Whenever possible, Dr. Branman will use the TRTMI technique to remove the excess breast tissue. He will work to create a flat, smooth surface with no dips and rises. Most procedures take about 90 minutes, although some are longer.
When surgery is finished, the skin will be stitched to its new position and a dressing applied. There may be dissolvable stitches below the skin as part of the sculpturing of your new shape.
In certain cases, where a patient has severe Male EBT™ and/or sagging skin to address, Dr. Branman may need to use slightly longer incisions and traditional tissue excision to achieve a satisfying result. Even in these cases, he will take care to place incisions in natural contours of the body, such as the edge of the areola.
How long is recovery after male breast reduction?
It may take a few months for the results of male breast reduction to be fully appreciated. Dr. Branman will provide instructions on how to care for yourself after the surgery. To reduce recovery time and the risk of complications, these instructions should be closely followed. Swelling, bruising, and some discomfort should be expected after male breast reduction—although these side effects are usually much less pronounced and shorter-lived with Dr. Branman’s TRTMI™ technique, a huge benefit for his patients.
Once healing is complete, you should be able to appreciate a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest.
Male breast reduction surgery, and all cosmetic surgery procedures, are performed by Little Rock cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhys Branman at Cosmetic Surgery Center. To learn more about male breast reduction, contact the office of Dr. Branman to schedule a consultation.