About Male Breast reduction
The scientific term gynecomastia is used for male breast enlargement. This condition is one that can result in feminine chest appearance due to the abnormal growth of breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is caused by an unknown hormonal condition. It can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, major weight gain or loss, or it can be hereditary. Men with this condition generally feel frustrated and anxious, even more so in situations where the chest area is shown such as at the beach or pool or while at the gym. Our board-certified plastic surgeons in Colorado Springs, CO perform cosmetic breast treatment for men who suffer from gynecomastia. This cosmetic treatment generally has a very high success and satisfaction rate. It is one of the more common cosmetic surgeries for men at the Institute of Plastic Surgery, and we completely value each patient's privacy and discretion.
Male Breast Reduction Ideal Candidates
Gynecomastia surgery is reserved for men with visible excess breast tissue that cannot be corrected through diet and exercise. If you are troubled by the look of your chest, yet are at a good weight, you could possibly benefit from this surgery. Male teens may also have good results from gynecomastia treatment; however, a future procedure may be necessary in a few years as an adult if new breast tissue continues to grow. In your initial consultation with your surgeon, treatment options will be presented, including the likelihood of having surgery to correct the condition.
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Male Breast Reduction Surgical Technique
Fat removal is almost always used during gynecomastia surgery. Performed under general anesthesia, liposuction is first used to help rid excess fat from the internal chest region. Afterwards, any loose or wrinkled skin will be excised to produce a tighter look, and then the nipple will be surgically reshaped and placed into a correct position. For most men, this technique requires an incision near where the glandular tissue resides. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been addressed, your surgeon will tighten the remaining skin.
What To Expect with Male Breast Reduction
After gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be wrapped with a compression bandage to help decrease swelling. For complex cases where a more invasive technique was used, a small tube for draining may be inserted to help with fluid. The before and after following gynecomastia treatment are almost immediately seen, and most men are extremely pleased with the cosmetic enhancement. Any incisions made during this procedure take a few weeks to heal, and any scars left behind are barely noticed. With your new, masculine-appearing chest, you may get clearance from your surgeon to continue exercise and weight training, which will assist in complementing the final outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 - 3 Days
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you are frustrated with the effects of male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), we invite you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our trusted surgeons to learn about male breast reduction treatment. We have helped many men and have witnessed them regain their self-confidence. Don't let gynecomastia keep you from living freely anymore.