For Men

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery for Men

For MenAre you a man who finds himself wearing thick shirts, avoiding bare-chested activities or even withdrawing from public because of overly developed breasts? Let Dr. Landon McLain rebuild your confidence with gynecomastia surgery. Dr. McLain draws patients from Birmingham, as well as parts of Tennessee and Georgia. Request your consultation online today or call our office at (256) 429-3411 to schedule an appointment.

What Can Male Breast Surgery Do For You?

Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause for the vast majority of cases. Male breast surgery gives the chest a more masculine appearance by:

  • Removing excess skin and fat
  • Reducing the size of enlarged nipples and areolas
  • Improving the appearance of the chest with pectoral implants, when needed

How Does Male Breast Surgery Work?

Male breast reduction removes excess tissues to create a firmer, flatter chest. For men with excess fat and lax skin in the abdominal area, Dr. McLain may recommend combining abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery with male breast surgery.

Dr. McLain often uses pectoral implants to enhance healthy men’s existing pectoral muscles. Pectoral implants have the same risks associated with any implantable device. Fluid or blood can accumulate around the implant after surgery, which can require drainage. In some cases, the implant’s shape can become distorted as a result of scar tissue that thickens and tightens around it. Called capsular contracture, this condition may require a second procedure to remove scar tissue and replace the implant.

Male Breast Surgery With Dr. McLain

Male breast surgery takes place with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. McLain will remove glandular tissue and/or perform liposuction to remove fat. In extreme cases, he will remove excess skin to eliminate sagging and create a tighter, smoother surface.

Dr. McLain offers solid silicone pectoral implants. He places the implants under the pectoralis muscles through transaxillary incisions (made in the armpits). Since pectoral implants are solid, they require a slightly larger transaxillary incision than that used for breast implants.