While some men have an attractive and chiseled chest, others may feel insecure about their enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in which men develop a feminine-looking chest as a result of excess glandular tissue in the area. Fortunately, Dr. Ip performs gynecomastia surgery to address this concern. Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue to create a more toned and masculine chest.
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Your Gynecomastia Surgery Options
Liposuction is used to treat minor cases of gynecomastia. An incision is made around the outer edge of the chest, and a thin tube (cannula) is inserted into the treated area. The cannula will then break up and suction out the fatty tissue.
The excision technique is best for men who struggle with moderate gynecomastia. An incision is made around each areola. Excess fat and skin are removed, and the remaining skin is redraped to create a more natural and toned appearance.
The endoscopic technique is typically combined with liposuction to address severe cases of gynecomastia. This procedure is less invasive than excision and involves less downtime. Several small incisions are made along the treated area, and both excess glandular tissue and fat depots are completely removed to produce a slimmer and more masculine chest.
Following your gynecomastia surgery, you will be asked to wear a surgical garment to help minimize swelling and to protect your new chest contours. Swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after a few days. Most patients will be able to return to work two weeks after their procedure but must avoid strenuous physical activities for four to six weeks.
You will see immediate results following your gynecomastia surgery, as your chest will produce a more toned, slim, and masculine appearance. Final results will become apparent approximately six weeks after your surgery. Results are long lasting to permanent if you maintain a healthy and stable weight.
The amount of scarring will depend on the technique used during your gynecomastia surgery. Most scars can be hidden underneath clothing and will likely fade over time.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery will vary based on factors such as anesthesia fees, surgical fees, and technique. During your consultation, Dr. Ip will provide you with an accurate cost of your procedure.
Gynecomastia Surgery Faq
Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?
Candidates interested in gynecomastia surgery should be in good overall health and quit smoking for a few weeks before and after their procedure. Dr. Ip will examine the condition of your chest to determine which technique will best meet your aesthetic and personal needs.
What type of anesthesia will be used during my gynecomastia procedure?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
How long will gynecomastia surgery take?
The surgery will take approximately two hours to complete based on the degree of correction needed.
Are there any risks or side effects involved with gynecomastia surgery?
As with most surgical procedures, gynecomastia surgery is known to involve some potential risks and side effects. These include:
- Blood clots
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in skin or nipple sensation
- Poor wound healing