Plastic Surgery

Male Specific Cosmetic Procedures

More men are taking the opportunity to learn more about plastic surgery procedures and many of them can benefit greatly from these procedures. In 2012 almost 1 million men underwent a cosmetic surgery procedure which is a 106% increase since 1997! Men are excellent candidates for eyelid lift, browlift, nose job (rhinoplasty), chin implant, face lift, neck lift, body contouring, liposuction, tummy tuck, and non-surgical procedures such as Botox® and fillers. Dr. Kpodzo will be happy to see you in consultation to discuss how these procedures may help you to achieve a youthful, masculine, and attractive physique.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Repair)

An estimated 40 – 60% of men suffer from excess breast tissue at some point in their lives, so if you are experiencing this, you are not alone. The condition of gynecomastia is a condition where males suffer from abnormally enlarged breasts this occurs very commonly during adolescence, or in adulthood due to weight gain or medications. The presence of this tissue can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment for men when removing their shirt in front of others. Dr. Kpodzo uses various techniques including liposuction and direct removal of tissue and skin to reveal a flatter, firmer and more masculine physique.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery: What to Expect

  • Surgical Setting - performed on an outpatient basis meaning you go home on the same day
  • Anesthesia - General anesthetic

About the Surgery

  • The surgery typically takes about 2 – 4 hours. Excess fat and breast tissue is removed, large nipples are reduced in size.
  • Liposuction - liposuction is performed using multiple small incisions to remove fatty tissue, in many cases this approach alone is sufficient
  • Surgical Excision - an incision is made around the lower part of the nipple and areola and excess breast tissue and fat are removed through this incision. A large nipple and areola can be reduced by making an incision around it and removing some of this darker colored skin

After Surgery
Most patients take a few days to one week off from work. Sports and vigorous exercise must be strictly avoided for 6 weeks. A snug “spandex style” compression vest must be worn 24 hours a day for at least one week after surgery and then for an additional 2 weeks with short breaks.