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At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we specialize in procedures designed to improve our patients’ appearance and self-confidence. For many men, this improvement is possible through the treatment of male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 65 percent of men between the ages of 27 and 92 experience some degree of breast enlargement, often leading to embarrassment and lowered self-esteem.
Don’t let enlarged breasts get in the way of your personal or professional life. Request a complimentary consultation today to learn more about your individual treatment options and see how he and his team can give you back the chest you want.
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What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition causing excess glandular breast tissue in men. The most common cause is an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone in the body. While testosterone is the hormone that controls male traits, all men produce a small amount of estrogen and all women produce a small amount of testosterone. When a man’s estrogen levels are too high or out of balance, the hormone imbalance may cause an increase in breast tissue.
In addition to hormonal imbalances, there are many other conditions that can result in excess breast tissue. Medical conditions such as obesity, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, or a lack of proper nutrition can lead to increased breast tissue. Medications such as steroids, anti-anxiety medications, heart medications, amphetamines, street drugs, and even alcohol can also contribute to excess breast tissue.
Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we understand how important a healthy body image is to both your personal and professional life. At FAC we offer advanced techniques that allow for a short procedure with a quick recovery time and limited visible incisions.
If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable about your appearance, avoiding the beach or pool, or even avoiding intimate situations because of the appearance of your chest, male breast reduction surgery can help you achieve the look you desire.
An experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brandon is actively involved in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery research. He’s devoted to excellent patient care and outcomes. Select appointment times are now available!
With over 30 years of experience in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Gangnes knows how to deliver fantastic results. Join the ranks of his 15,000+ happy patients by requesting a consultation today.
Best Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery is a straightforward cosmetic surgery option, but how do you know if you are a good candidate? If you are in good health and relatively normal weight, are bothered by your enlarged breasts, and have tried other alternative treatment options without much success, then male breast reduction surgery can be a good option for you. During your consultation, the doctor will perform a comprehensive analysis of your body composition in order to create an individualized treatment plan.
Younger men or adolescents may also benefit from the surgical procedure, but because growth is still occurring, a secondary procedure may be necessary down the road. Those with underlying medical conditions can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss any potential conflicts that could affect surgery and healing.
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What to Expect with Breast Reduction Surgery?
Most gynecomastia surgeries are performed using [url] liposuction [url] along with surgical excision of excess tissue. Using local or general anesthesia, the doctor is able to make small incisions on each side of the chest and carefully remove the excess fat and glandular tissue while gently sculpting a more masculine chest contour that fits your body.
In more severe cases or where there is sagging or stretched skin, more extensive removal of tissue may be necessary for better chest sculpting. Incisions are typically made around the areola or within the natural creases of your chest in order to minimize noticeable incision lines after the procedure.
Your Breast Reduction Recovery and Results
You may be given a compression garment to wear for the first few weeks following your procedure. This helps to minimize swelling and support the tissue as it heals. In most cases, you are able to return to work within a couple of days, but vigorous activity will be off-limits for a couple of weeks.
Male breast reduction surgery can have long-lasting results. Once the glandular tissue and skin is removed, it’s gone for good. However, certain things can cause gynecomastia to reoccur. If you want to keep your contoured chest, it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight gain. The use of steroids or certain medical conditions can also contribute to the reoccurrence.
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
How much does male breast reduction cost?
The average price of gynecomastia surgery is around $4,000, not including additional fees that will be incurred. However, the exact cost can greatly vary based on location, the experience of your plastic surgeon, the amount of tissue being removed and other factors. To find out how much your surgery will be, schedule a consultation.
How long does gynecomastia surgery take?
In most cases, the male breast reduction surgery lasts around two hours, not including prep and recovery time. However, this varies based on how complex the surgery is. We will be able to give you an estimate before the day of your procedure.
Is male breast reduction an inpatient or outpatient surgery?
For most people, male breast reduction is an outpatient surgery, meaning you will have procedure in the morning and then go home later that same day. However, for some people, it is safest to do an overnight stay based on their health conditions. In either case, make sure you have someone who can stay with you for at least 24 hours after you return home.
What will my scars look like after male breast reduction surgery?
This will depend on where the incisions were made. In most cases, scars can easily be hidden under the armpit and around the areola. However, the more tissue that needs to be removed, the larger the scars tend to be.
Does male breast reduction improve overall health?
In the majority of cases, enlarged breast tissue doesn’t directly cause physical health problems. However, lack of self-confidence can be detrimental to many people’s mental health. In some cases, enlarged male breasts may stop men from exercising due to discomfort or embarrassment, which can also have a negative impact on health.
How can I select the best plastic surgeon for my procedure?
First, select a plastic surgeon who has experience with and photos documenting their success in male breast reduction specifically. From there, check for other important credentials like board certification with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as online reviews.
Will the results of my breast reduction be permanent?
How long the results of surgery last depends on the patient. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid substances that cause breast tissue growth, the results can be long-lasting. However, if your gynecomastia was caused by another medical condition, this must be treated, otherwise breast tissue may continue to grow.
What are the key benefits of male breast reduction surgery?
The primary benefits of gynecomastia surgery are:
- A more masculine appearance
- Improved confidence
- Greater ease in wearing clothes
- Reduction or elimination of irritation in skin folds
How should I prepare for male breast reduction surgery?
Your plastic surgeon will give you a checklist of all the things you need to do before the day of your surgery. Some common tasks include stopping medication that can cause complications, eliminating unhealthy habits like smoking, not eating for eight hours before surgery and arranging for help during the recovery period.
If gynecomastia is affecting your self-confidence or keeping you from activities you enjoy, male breast reduction surgery may be the solution you are looking for.
Contact us online to set up a complimentary consultation to see how breast reduction surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.