An unwanted side effect of losing weight for men can be redundant skin in the chest area. If this is an issue for you, don’t hesitate to come in for a consultation about plastic surgery after weight loss and explore your options. Dr. David Kaufman is experienced in working with both men and women who have shed dozens — even hundreds — of pounds and he is very familiar with the after effects. Join patients from all over the country who have sought post weight loss plastic surgery to reveal the slim shape hidden underneath that extra skin. Dr. Kaufman is a skilled and caring board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you achieve your goals.
Candidates for Male Chest Reduction and Contouring in Sacramento
Candidates for male breast reduction have skin envelopes, or flaps, that hang loose and flaccid on their chest wall. Additionally, you should be in good overall health, at or close to your weight goal, and committed to maintaining your new shape over time.
You should also have realistic goals for the procedure, and a good understanding of the potential risks and complications. Though they occur rarely, there are risks common to any surgery, such as infection and blood clots, as well as risks specific to chest reduction including, asymmetry and changes in nipple sensitivity. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Kaufman will review with you all
Male Chest Reduction and Contouring Surgery and Recovery
Male chest reduction and contouring surgery takes about two hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia in our onsite, outpatient surgical center. The procedure involves reducing the skin envelope around the chest and vertically repositioning the nipple and areola (still attached) to a higher location. Liposuction is often included to resculpt the chest area.
Initial recovery from male chest reduction and contouring, takes place over one or two weeks, with light activities being resumed gradually. More strenuous activities, including heavy lifting, can be added back into your routine in about four to six weeks as you complete your full recovery.
To find out more about post weight loss plastic surgery, request a consultation to meet with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kaufman to explore your options. Together, we can help you complete this key step in your weight loss journey. Call us today at (916) 983-9895. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!