Improve Your Image On the Inside and Out
Immediately Visible Results
Although it will take up to three to six months to fully recover from surgery, a flatter chest will be noticeable immediately.
If a large chest is causing you to hunch, corrective surgery allows you to stand up straight and improve your core strength.
Boost your body image and self-confidence
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that boys suffering from gynecomastia also struggled with mental health, self-esteem, and social functions. Although surgery is not a cure for these problems, it can remove a major barrier.
Let's look at how gynecomastia correction works...
Struggling with Gynecomastia and Never Told Anyone?
*According to Catharine Paddock PhD speaking with Medical News Today
Considering Gynecomastia Surgery after Massive Weight Loss?
Massive weight loss can leave your chest looking deflated. The skin in the area is used to being held taut and likely does not have enough internal elasticity to return to its proper position.
A male breast lift after massive weight loss can address loose and sagging skin to achieve a more masculine chest and allow you to enjoy the results of your hard work.
It is important to note that gynecomastia surgery for weight loss patients may involve larger incisions than a typical reduction. Make sure to discuss scarring and other issues with your surgeon to ensure you are prepared for the results.
The results? Worth the investment.
How Much Does It Cost to Achieve the Shape and Contours You Want?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of gynecomastia surgery is $3,641. As male breast reduction is often performed for cosmetic reasons, it is typically not covered by insurance. However, many doctors offer flexible financing options or work with third-party lenders so you can access the benefits of gynecomastia correction.
What happens during gynecomastia correction?
Here's what to expect on the day of surgery...
Surgery Takes Place in Five Steps
First, you are placed under general anesthesia so you can sleep comfortably during the procedure.
Then, your surgeon creates an incision across your chest. The size and location depends on the amount of tissue to be removed.
He or she then removes excess glandular tissue and trims excess skin.
If necessary, he or she can also reposition the nipple for a more masculine projection.
Your incisions are then sutured back together and you can begin healing.
Are there less invasive forms of gynecomastia correction?
Talk to Your Doctor About Options
Patients who prefer nonsurgical therapy can take medication such as hormone replacement to manage their gynecomastia. Although this is effective, a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that surgical treatment is currently the gold standard for gynecomastia treatment.
Like traditional breast reductions, gynecomastia surgery can lay the groundwork for a deeper level of satisfaction with your body and improved self-confidence. The recovery is relatively quick compared to other treatment options so that you can enjoy your results as soon as possible. To discuss your concerns with your doctor and learn whether male breast reduction surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon today.
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