The social stigma for males with over-developed or enlarged breasts can lead to long-lasting emotional and mental trauma. Boys who have been diagnosed with gynecomastia around the age of puberty can experience severe bullying and teasing from other children to the point of feeling shameful and depressed. Not conforming to stereotypical body types can be embarrassing, and for younger men, it may lead to a lifetime of trouble feeling confident, fitting in and building trusting relationships.
Gynecomastia is a form of breast tissue swelling in males and is caused by an imbalance of hormones. One or both breasts can be affected, leading to larger, or even extremely full, breasts. Men of any age can develop gynecomastia, especially during periods when an imbalance of hormones is more likely to occur, such as puberty. However, there are other causes of gynecomastia.
While gynecomastia does not present any significant health risks, there are several important issues that do warrant concern. The emotional and mental distress of dealing with gynecomastia should not be overlooked or trivialized as it can be difficult for men to cope with the condition. Some men may feel extreme discomfort and pain in their breasts, which can lead to embarrassment. Larger breasts can also lead to limiting physical activity due to the size of the breasts or even due to pain a patient may experience.
Dr. Nesmith is experienced in providing gynecomastia reduction, or male breast reduction. Through the procedure, excess fat and breast tissue can be removed, as well as excess skin. The reduction procedure allows for a reshaping of the breast area restoring firmness, more like a common male breast.
Lipoplasty, or liposuction, is not just for women. Many men find that diet and exercise alone cannot rid them of localized fat deposits. It can be discouraging to feel as though you have a “beer gut” when you know that is not the case. In North Central Florida, there are at least a hundred reasons to get out and enjoy the nice weather, and most men enjoy the beaches, rivers and lakes sans a shirt. But lumpy, excess fat deposits can be embarrassing or make clothing fit irregularly.
The most common areas where liposuction is performed are the hips, thighs, abdomen, waist, buttocks, back and upper arms. Dr. Nesmith can also perform liposuction on a patient’s chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, inner knee, calves and ankles.
When diet and exercise have not given you the results that you want, or if you’ve undergone massive weight loss, liposuction can help smooth and contour those areas that bother you the most.
Men can often be stereotyped based on the sizes and shapes of their noses. Most commonly boys and young men are teased for having rather large noses, and there are few options in trying to be satisfied with the nose you have.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is fairly simple surgical procedure that can change many aspects of a nose in order to create and sculpt a nose that fits well with your other existing features. Dr. Nesmith can change the width of your nose at the bridge or the width of your nostrils for a thinner, longer appearance. The tip of the nose can also be changed whether you find it to be too bulbous, too thin, upturned, downturned or crooked. The bridge of the nose can be the source of embarrassment or anxiety when it is notched with dips or bumps. Rhinoplasty can smooth the bridge and give you a more distinguished profile.
There are also health-related advantages to having nose surgery. Millions of men suffer from deviation and asymmetry, which can make it difficult to breathe. Rhinoplasty can correct the abnormalities so that you can experience a higher level of wellness.
At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we often recommend nose surgery to men who have undergone, or plan to undergo, cheek, ear and chin surgeries. Whether you plan to reduce or enhance the appearance of your cheeks and chin, it can cause an unbalanced appearance to your face in proportion to your nose. The same is true for ear surgery. When we perform ear pinning, often a nose becomes disproportioned in a person’s appearance, so it is not uncommon to perform a nose surgery at the same time. Dr. Nesmith can help you determine if more than one surgical procedure would be recommended for your unique situation.