Don’t let gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men) keep your confidence in a shell. Your problem can be solved with the help of a skilled surgeon for a male breast reduction surgery. It’s also called as gynecomastia surgery. This procedure will reduce the breast size in men and enhance the chest contours.
Gynecomastia is a condition in men with overly large breasts. It may occur at any age. This condition may develop due to obesity, heredity, hormonal changes or certain drugs. Men who suffer from this condition go through insecurity and emotional discomfort. They may even refrain from doing physical activities as their enlarged breasts make them look feminine.
A male breast reduction surgery will remove the excess fat and glandular tissue from the breasts. It’ll restore your chest into a flatter and firmer chest.
To start a male breast reduction surgery, you’ll be administered with anesthesia. Usually, it’s a local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The best choice of anesthesia used will be recommended by your doctor.
There are several techniques that you and your doctor can choose for a male breast reduction surgery. You’ll come up with the best method depending on your cosmetic goals and overall health.
A male breast reduction surgery is estimated to cost an average of $3,525. This average price is based on the 2016 statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average price may vary because of some several factors. It still doesn’t include anesthesia and other related fees.
By: Dr. David Amron
When determining the overall cost for a male breast reduction surgery, take these considerations into account:
Male breast reduction, as well as other cosmetic surgeries, isn’t covered by most health insurances. However, there may be a flexible financing option for such surgeries.
You might be an excellent candidate for a male breast reduction surgery if:
A male breast reduction must be made by a certified and expert surgeon to accomplish the best results. An unqualified doctor may lead to surgical complications and unsatisfying results. Keep these factors in mind when choosing a surgeon for your male breast reduction.
If you’ve found the perfect surgeon you’re comfortable with to do the procedure, it’s now time for the initial consultation. In this consultation, you and your doctor will discuss all the procedure. You’ll talk about:
Your doctor may also conduct:
Before the scheduled date of your procedure, there are things you should do and not do. Besides, your surgeon will provide clear and thorough preoperative instructions. Here may be some of them:
After the surgery, the patient may feel discomfort and tenderness on the operated area. Your surgeon may provide you with certain medications help relieve the uneasiness caused by the operation. Just like any other surgery, there will be bruising and swelling. These side effects will go away after a week or two from the day of the surgery.
The best and full results of male breast reduction surgery can be seen three months after the surgery. These results will be typically permanent or long lasting, just as long you keep your weight at a healthy level. But if you gain too much weight, you may grow back those enlarged breasts again.
Taking steroids and certain medications may also lead to gynecomastia’s reoccurrence. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, so you’ll enjoy the result even more.