Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia Overview

The board-certified surgeons at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery are considered top providers of male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia in Pensacola. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes men to develop excess breast tissue. To restore firmer, more aesthetic chest contours, the excess tissue can be surgically removed.

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure to remove excess fat, glandular tissues, and/or skin from overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts. Flatter, more masculine chest contours can be created with this procedure.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag. This can stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may need to be reduced.

Gynecomastia may result from hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or the use of certain drugs. This condition can present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).

There are a variety of different techniques used by doctors to treat gynecomastia. Gynecomastia surgery can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction. It can also be performed at the same time with other elective surgeries.

Procedure

Most cases of gynecomastia can be treated using liposuction which only requires small incisions on the periphery of the chest. Skin excess in most cases will tighten up on its own after liposuction, thereby NOT requiring removal by excision and the requisite scars. If the breast tissue is too fibrotic to be treated by liposuction alone, an incision may be made from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock along the edge of the areola to directly remove the fibrotic breast tissue.

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Typical Timing/Age

After the completion of puberty with most men having surgery between 19 and 50 years of age.

Cost

In office $4,000-$4,500. In OR $5,225 to $5,750 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.

Problem

Excessive breast tissue in men.

Goal

To remove breast tissue and create a more male chest contour.

Facility

Office/Clinic, Surgery Center or Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be at a stable weight.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia in the office/clinic; or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.

Sex

Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After 1 week, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able resist touching your new chest. You are the only person allowed to touch your chest for the 6 weeks following surgery.

Work

1 week or less depending on your type of work.

Hospital stay

This is outpatient surgery and patients usually go home after surgery.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.

Walking

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Showering

If only liposuction is performed, you may shower immediately after surgery, otherwise you may remove dressings and shower 48 hours after surgery.

Exercise

You should do mild/gentle stretching exercises immediately after surgery to prevent your arm and chest muscles from getting tight. Exercise with limits guided by pain is ok 1 week after surgery.

Swelling

Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.

Bruising

Should subside within 1-2 weeks.

Inherent Risks & Complications

Hematoma, Infection, Contour irregularities, Poor scarring, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.

Find Out if Gynecomastia Surgery is Right for You

The skilled, experienced surgeons at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery have helped countless men achieve a more sculpted, masculine chest through gynemcomastia surgery. If you are seeking treatment for gynecomastia in Pensacola, contact our office to schedule a consultation and find out if male breast reduction surgery is right for you.

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