December 18, 2013
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Often with breast procedures, many patients first think of breast enhancement or breast lift surgery. Another procedure, breast reduction surgery, addresses overly large breasts that contribute to physical and emotional problems such as poor posture, body pain, skin irritation, and self-image issues. Breast reduction surgery can be performed for both men and women who have been affected by the size of their breasts.
Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Hunter Moyer performs breast reduction surgery by making a surgical incision to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast area. Some women may additionally choose breast lift or liposuction to address sagging skin or unwanted fat. Nipple surgery can also be performed to achieve proportional results. During consultation, Dr. Moyer meets with each patient to discuss concerns and aesthetic goals to produce the best cosmetic surgery results possible for the patient’s body.
While many people commonly think of women when it comes to breast reduction surgery, men can also be affected by excessively large breasts. A condition known as gynecomastia, overly large breasts can cause similar self-esteem issues for men. Gynecomastia doesn’t present the same physical restraints as macromastia (overly large breasts in women), but many men cannot resolve their breast size through diet and exercise alone. During male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Moyer uses similar techniques as he surgically excises excess glandular tissue then focuses on removing extra fat through liposuction and tightening surrounding tissue for a more masculine result.
If you’re interested in learning more about breast procedures or other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Moyer performs, please contact our office today. Also be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.