Male Mastopexy Chest Lift - Breast Lift / Reduction
Some men have Male Breast Ptosis (drooping) with areola below the lower edge of their pectoral chest muscles. Hanging skin, fat, and gland just do not look good on the male chest. When standing upright, low nipples / areola just look strange. Loose skin and lax supporting tissues can result from aging, loss of muscle mass, and weight loss. Male breast / chest ptosis comes in different degrees.
Extra skin and loose fat can be additional issues to a gynecomastia deformity. Removing the gland / fat alone does not necessarily deal with the drooping tissues. Male Breast Lift Surgery can address this ptosis and drooping tissues.
The male sagging chest can come from normal aging. As we age, muscles can lose mass and droop. Skin and other tissues can be part of this process. This drooping can accentuate male chest ptosis (drooping). Exercising and body building are better than Male Breast Lift Surgery for sagging muscles.
The SFS (Superficial Fascia Suspension System) is a network of tissue between the skin and muscle fascia. This fatty layer has a fine network of supporting fibers spreading through the fat attaching to gland. Cooper's supporting ligaments of the breast are a part of this network. Facelift surgery was revolutionized when surgical sculpture included the SMAS (the facial extension of the Superficial Facial System. Ted Lockwood, MD popularized addressing the SFS component of Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery. Dr. Bermant tightens the sagging SFS as part of his Internal Male Mastopexy Breast Lift.
Skin sculpture female breast lift surgery proved less reliable than supporting the internal tissues as the mainstay of surgical sculpture. Male skin lift surgery depends on an areola size typically smaller than women. The smaller areola often results in significant scars with male skin reduction surgery. Dr. Bermant combined the advantages of deeper tissue sculptures seen in female breast lift with what he has seen with many Fat Flap Sculpture gynecomastia surgeries into his new Internal Male Breast Lift Surgery.
Loose skin and handing tissues comes in many different degrees.
For patients with poor elasticity or too much loose skin, Dr. Bermant uses various Gynecomastia Excess Skin Short Scar options. His Skin Reduction Chest Lift is one example where scars are hidden around the areola and under the pectoral muscles.
After massive weight loss, a Lower Body Lift should be done before the chest.