Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia is the technical term for large breasts on the male body. This condition is often caused by an imbalance in estrogen and testosterone hormones, but it is also a side effect for some medical conditions. While there are many jokes about men with breasts, this is a serious medical condition that negatively impacts the lives of sufferers. If you are one of those sufferers, you may consider gynecomastia to boost your confidence and eliminate that self consciousness that comes with this condition.
The surgery is completed by creating incisions in the breast through which excess skin, fat and breast tissue is removed. The goal is to eliminate the excess tissue to create a flatter, more natural-looking male chest. This isn’t a condition that most men can change through diet and exercise, so surgical intervention is the only option men have to overcome the stigma of having “man boobs.”
Who is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates are healthy men suffering from gynecomastia at some level. If you’re tired of trying to hide your male breasts and turning down opportunities to hang out at the pool or beach because of this condition, you should call Dr. Davoudi to schedule an initial consultation. If you’re healthy enough for surgery and your goals are realistic, you could surgically recreate your chest and boost your confidence in a short period of time.
What Results Can You Expect from Surgery?
You can expect to have a flatter chest that fits what most people would expect to see on a man. Whether you will have a perfectly flat chest or may still have some excess breast tissue depends on your body, and Dr. Davoudi will give you a realistic idea of what to expect during your initial consultation. His goal is to give each client healthy results that look natural.
Your Consultation with Dr. Davoudi
Your initial consultation gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the surgery and Dr. Davoudi the opportunity to examine your chest. He will take pictures and use 3D computer analysis to determine whether your goals for the surgery are realistic and to form his professional recommendations. He will explain all risks associated with your surgery and tell you exactly what your surgery may involve.
If you decide to have the surgery and Dr. Davoudi determines that your expectations are realistic, you will return for a pre-op appointment approximately two weeks prior to your scheduled surgery. You will discuss anesthesia and other technical arrangements, and then you will receive instructions for preparing your body for the surgery. Feel free to ask questions during both of these consultations so that you have the information needed to make the best decisions for your body.
What Surgical Options Does Dr. R. Morgan Davoudi Offer?
Dr. Davoudi will use his education and experience to determine the best surgical techniques to complete your gynecomastia successfully. Some of the decisions that he will make during your initial consultation include:
- Best location for the incisions
- Repositioning of the nipples (if necessary)
- Sculpting and reshaping for a natural look
Once he determines his final recommendations for your surgery, you will have the opportunity to ask questions in order to understand the process.
What is the Cost of Surgery?
The exact cost of male breast reduction surgery depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of breast tissue, skin and fat removed. You can call our office for a general overview of costs, or schedule your complimentary consultation to receive a detailed explanation of cost for your surgery. Take advantage of our online consultations if you don’t have time to come into the office.
What Risks are Associated with Male Breast Reduction?
Dr. Davoudi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing a variety of breast surgeries. For the safety of all patients, these surgeries are performed in surgical centers attached to hospital facilities. All surgeries carry the risk of infection, especially if aftercare instructions aren’t followed thoroughly. If there are additional risks for your surgery, you will learn about them during your initial consultation.
Can You Combine Male Breast Reduction with Other Surgeries?
Liposuction is sometimes combined with breast reduction surgery in order to tighten up loose skin under the arms. If you’re interested in other forms of surgery, make sure to discuss your options with Dr. Davoudi during your initial consultation.
What is the Typical Recovery Time after Surgery?
Every body recovers from surgery at a different pace, and you will receive clearance from Dr. Davoudi to return to daily activities when your body has healed properly. It’s important to keep all follow-up appointments to ensure that your chest is healing as expected.
In general terms, you can expect to take it easy for at least a week following surgery. You will wear bandages around your chest to protect the incision sites, and you will take medication for pain and the prevention of infection. Your first clearance will allow you to return to light activity, but you should receive the final clearance to enjoy more vigorous tasks within a month of the surgery.