Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that provides a way to reduce the size of the breasts and give the chest a flatter and more masculine appearance for men who suffer from gynecomastia. Marietta Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction for male patients Atlanta, Marietta and Woodstock.
What Is Gynecomastia?
A man’s chest is a marker of his masculinity. When a man has gynecomastia – an excess amount of glandular and/or fatty tissue in the chest – it creates the appearance of male breasts. Teasing and embarrassment are frequently associated with this condition, and the excess tissue may even cause physical pain. Say goodbye to gynecomastia today with the help of male breast reduction at Marietta Plastic Surgery.
The Causes of Gynecomastia
What causes gynecomastia? Men of all ages find themselves with gynecomastia as a result of an increase in weight, various medications, fluctuations in hormone levels, or genetics. When medical treatments for gynecomastia aren’t an option, it’s best to come in for a male breast reduction procedure.
The Techniques Used to Perform male Breast Reduction
The main defining factor of your male breast reduction procedure will be the composition of your excess chest tissue. This will be determined by one of Marietta Plastic Surgery’s skilled plastic surgeons during an evaluation of the area.
If you have more excess glandular breast tissue than fatty tissue, you’ll need excision surgery. This involves an incision on the outside of the areola. Once this incision is made, the excess tissue can be safely removed. Excess drooping skin can also be taken away.
If, on the other hand, you have more excess fatty tissue than glandular tissue, you’ll need tumescent liposuction to remove it. Tumescent liposuction features a cannula, a tube that can carry out fatty deposits when paired with medical suction.
What to Expect During Your Male Breast Reduction
Expect your male breast reduction procedure to take one to three hours. Local or general anesthesia will be needed. Liposuction, excision surgery, or a combination is performed, and the size of the areolae may be changed to match the size reduction of the overall area. Stitches are used to seal the incisions, and the region is covered and protected with surgical dressings.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Recovery will vary between patients based on the techniques used to perform the procedure. Swelling and bruising are to be expected. A compression garment will need to be worn to provide additional support and to help minimize swelling. Some pain or discomfort may occur and can be managed with over the counter medication. Patients are able to return to work after around one week.
After your body has fully healed from the operation, you’ll be able to show off a handsome, masculine chest.
Male Breast Reduction Cost
The cost of male breast reduction will vary based on the techniques used to perform the procedure along with other factors. Marietta Plastic Surgery does offer financing options to help make the payment process easier on our patients. Any questions regarding price, financing options, and payment options can be discussed during the consultation process.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are suffering from gynecomastia and would like to know if you are a candidate for male breast reduction, contact our office today to arrange an appointment for a consultation at Marietta Plastic Surgery. Our offices are conveniently located to serve Atlanta, Marietta, and Woodstock and our entire team is dedicated to providing our patients with personalized care and amazing results.