While everyone is fussing over the bride’s gown and hair, the groom is often overlooked during the wedding plans. Everyone assumes that all he needs to look good is a beautiful tux, but he may not feel the same.
Gynecomastia is an all too common problem in men and teens. Hormonal imbalance, certain medications, and illness may contribute to this condition. Between 40 and 60 percent of all men will deal with some degree of enlarged breasts. Unfortunately, even under clothing, gynecomastia may be noticeable to others.
However, the embarrassment and shame that go along with gynecomastia is encouraging a new trend: a pre-wedding male breast reduction. The simple, outpatient procedure can bring back a flat, contoured male chest without unsightly scarring. By the honeymoon, no one will ever know the procedure occurred.
There are a few important things to remember if you are considering a male breast reduction before your wedding. First of all, it is important that you be in generally good health. At an initial consultation, your surgeon will try to determine the cause of Gynecomastia, and decide if the male breast reduction is right for you.
Next, in order for the surgery to be successful, a male breast reduction will need to be scheduled at least four to six weeks before the big day. A male breast reduction is performed similarly to a traditional (woman’s) procedure, and therefore requires proper time for swelling and sensitivity to resolve.
If you are a groom-to-be and are unhappy with your appearance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Vitenas. During your consultation, your unique aesthetic goals will be discussed, and the right procedure determined. Ultimately, your renewed sense of self-confidence will be apparent when you walk your bride down the isle.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is Houston’s top cosmetic surgery practice. Call our office at (281) 668-7370 to find out more about the male breast reduction procedure. For added confidentiality, Dr. Vitenas’ surgical suite is located within our building, and includes a private entrance for patients.