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Plastic SurgeryThe landscape of plastic surgery for men is ever changing. Places like Roanoke can be seen as case studies. Consider a recent article for the Roanoke Times titled “The changing face of plastic surgery in Roanoke.”

Elizabeth Hock of the Roanoke Times writes, “The most popular procedure he performs on men: It’s a toss-up between a facelift and eyelid surgery, but not too far behind is male breast reduction. Increase in male breast tissue can be a side-effect of taking certain medications, Silberblatt said. Moyer said liposuction on the lower abdomen and rhinoplasty (nose job) are the most common procedures he performs for men. Face- and neck lifts are next. ‘There are men in sales positions who want to compete, want to lose the excess fat in their face,’ he said.”

Fashion Beans takes a look at men’s plastic surgery procedures in a recent article titled “A Guide to Men’s Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.” Lee Kynaston of Fashion Beans writes, “According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, though, we’re moving away from radical procedures and towards more minor tweaks – attempting to enhance what we already have, rather than trying to build again from scratch, so to speak. There are myriad procedures now available to men (including beard transplants) but the most common are rhinoplasty (more commonly known as nose jobs), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), male breast reduction (in cases of gynaecomastia), liposuction and otoplasty (ear correction), while an increasing number of guys are opting for hair transplants. ‘Men want to look good for their age nowadays, especially as there seems to be more competition in the workplace,’ says Bernadette Harte, non-surgical manager at The Harley Medical Group. According to Harte, eyelid surgery is the most common procedure with middle-aged men, while younger men tend to want fat removed, most commonly from their chests.”

If you’re considering a procedure like male breast reduction, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Generally, Dr. Moulton-Barrett performs male breast reduction with general anesthesia. If there are any stitches, they are usually removed about a week after the procedure when you return for a follow-up visit to check your recovery progress.

If you’re consider male breast reduction, contact our offices for a consultation.