For men with gynecomastia, achieving a well-defined chest may be hard to attain no matter how much diet and exercise they do.
Gynecomastia is a clinical term that describes enlarged breast growth in men, a condition that can lead to life-long psychological effects. Men who have gynecomastia often feel embarrassed, have low self-esteem, and suffer from depression.
The causes for most cases of gynecomastia are unknown, but swollen breast tissues and breast tenderness in men may be due to certain medical conditions, such as hormonal imbalance, steroids, and weigh gain. Other causes of gynecomastia might be more serious in nature, such as cancer, chronic liver disease and many others.
- Treatment for Gynecomastia
- Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery
- Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
- Gynecomastia Recovery
Treatment for Gynecomastia
The treatment of gynecomastia depends on the causes. If it is due to an underlying medical condition, it is highly recommended to treat the disease first before you seek a cosmetic treatment. Gynecomastia due to puberty is often self-correcting. However, if you have fat deposits in the breast tissue that are resistant to weight loss, the best option is to correct gynecomastia surgically. Aesthetx offers male breast reduction to address the aesthetic issues of gynecomastia.
Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery
As gynecomastia is an invasive surgical procedure, we highly encourage you to consult with the Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz to find out if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery. Generally, you may be a good candidate if you are in good overall health with no underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications, are at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations.
Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
Two techniques are used in performing male breast reduction. Depending on your unique case, your surgeon may use liposuction, surgical excision, or a combination of both to treat gynecomastia.
In performing liposuction, the surgeon will administer local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthesia before making a small incision in the target areas. Through the incision, your surgeon will suction excess fat and sculpt the chest to improve contour.
For severe cases, your surgeon may remove excess breast tissue through surgical excision. This approach is also advisable if you have excess or sagging skin around the breasts. This technique allows a greater removal of excess skin and glandular tissue that liposuction cannot remove.
A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Zeidler or Dr. Berkowitz will determine which technique is most suitable for you, and which one will provide you with optimum results.
Male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia is performed at Aesthetx’s state-of-the-art facility on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure lasts two to three hours, depending on the surgical technique used.
You may see immediate change in the size of your breasts. However, the improvements will be more visible once the swelling and bruising subside. Recovery from gynecomastia surgery may take at least one week before you can return to work or school. You may need to postpone strenuous activities for at least four to six weeks.
Once you have fully recovered from your gynecomastia treatment, you will see an improved appearance in your upper chest, which can be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight.
Male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia is safe and effective. At Aesthetx, you will be able to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to assess your unique case in order to tailor a treatment plan just for you.
Aesthetx is renowned for extremely informative and in-depth consultations. To schedule your private consultation for gynecomastia, or to learn more about the procedure, contact Aesthetx by visiting HERE or calling (408)-559-7177.