WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA OR MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that 40 to 60 percent of all men have to some degree. It is sometimes referred to as “man boobs” due to their larger-than-normal aspect, similar to a woman’s breasts. Male reduction surgery can make a difference in a man’s self-esteem and confidence.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You may benefit from male breast reduction surgery if you experience physical and emotional discomfort from having overly large breast tissue. Typical forms of physical pain include painful chafing, rashes, and irritation caused by excess folds of skin rubbing against each other. Emotionally, overly large breast tissue can be a source of embarrassment and low self-esteem.
There are different techniques used to treat gynecomastia, and it will depend on your particular case. This is determined by the amount of tissue that needs to be removed, if excess fat is present and if the quality of the skin is viable. This means that skin or tissue could be removed, liposuction, modification of nipples, or a combination of all can be used during the procedure. Male breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and can take up to 3 hours. We’ll figure out the best approach for your situation during pre-op evaluations.
During your gynecomastia surgery recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support garment may minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery. Drains will also be placed during the first 2-3 weeks. You can return to an office job after two weeks.
Gynecomastia surgery results are immediately visible, but the final results may take 3-6 months. Although incision lines are permanent, they will continue to fade over time.
The cost of breast reconstruction can vary depending on the individual needs, but it is typically $5,500 to $7,500.
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that allows you to finance your cosmetic surgery. Financing through CareCredit will enable you to have your procedure done when you want and make affordable payments over time. CareCredit offers instant approval and low or no-interest payment plans. We gladly extend several CareCredit programs at Ideal Plastic Surgery: 6 or 12 months interest deferred 24, 36, or 48 months with a fixed APR. You can apply through the website https://www.carecredit.com/howcarecreditworks/prospective/ or by calling (866) 893-7864.
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