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Cynthia Mizgala MD FACS
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Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Men are seeking plastic surgery in increasing numbers as they realize the importance of a youthful fit appearance both personally and professionally. Many men enjoy the benefits of eyelid and facial rejuvenation as well as body contouring surgery. Techniques are tailored to the specifics of the male anatomy to avoid an feminine look. Who understands and appreciates the beauty of the male physique better than a woman plastic surgeon?

Gynecomastia is a medical term that originates from the Greek words for "women-like breasts." This condition is far more common than many realize. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. It may affect only one breast or both. Although certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, medications containing estrogen, alcohol, marijuana, etc., and medical conditions including cancer, impaired liver function, to name a few, may cause or contribute to enlarged male breasts, it is widely accepted that a large percentage of cases derive from unknown sources.

Men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable are considered good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. The best candidates are those who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. In some instances, surgery may be discouraged for overweight men who have not first tried an exercise and diet regimen.

Cosmetic Procedures for Men Video

Before and after photo of man treated with tummy tuck

Cosmetic Procedures for Men

In this video, Cynthia Mizgala MD talks about the increasing number of men seeking cosmetic procedures at her practice. Dr. Mizgala gives a brief overview of the most common plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures for men: Gynecomastia (male breast reduction), SmartLipo, Tummy Tuck, CoolSculpting, and Botox.

Making the Perfect Man: Plastic Surgery on the Rise

Dr. Mizgala's Plastic Surgery For Men Interview

WGNO ABC 26 News Interview with Dr. Rachel Reitan

Cynthia Mizgala MD was featured on New Orleans' ABC 26 News with a Twist. In her interview with host Dr. Rachel Reitan, Dr. Cynthia Mizgala discusses the top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for men. Video Courtesy of WGNO ABC 26 News - New Orleans.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery: What To Expect.

The goal of Cynthia Mizgala MD and her entire team is to make your surgical experience as easy, safe, and comfortable for you as possible.

Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess glandular tissue. The procedure for male breast reduction takes an average of two hours, usually on an outpatient basis, using general or local anesthesia. If excessive glandular tissue, fat and skin is present, it will be removed.

Surgery may be performed alone or in conjunction with lipoplasty, where the suction device will typically be inserted through the existing incisions. For the removal of excess fatty tissue alone, liposuction may be all that is needed; in such cases, scars will be small and barely visible.

Results are permanent, although subsequent obesity can create a gynecomastia-like effect. Some of the benefits of surgery include a firmer, flatter, more contoured chest which may give the male patient a boost in self-confidence. There is little downtime, and you may return to work within one week usually, unless you are involved in strenuous activities.

There will be scarring around the nipple of the breast (areola) from this procedure but will fade over a period of time and be less visible. There will be some post-operative bruising, swelling, and burning sensation. To assist with the healing process, the patient will wear an elastic pressure garment for 3-6 weeks and must avoid exposing scarred areas to the sun for at least 6 months.

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