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Common characteristics of gynecomastia include:
When gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fat tissue in the chest area, liposuction is typically performed to permanently remove these fat cells. After making tiny incisions in the creases beneath the breasts, a cannula (thin hollow tube) is inserted under the skin to suction away unwanted fat deposits. When gynecomastia is more extensive, breast skin and glandular tissue may also need to be removed.
Enlarged breasts can cause significant embarrassment that detracts from a man’s self-esteem. Gynecomastia surgery provides a more masculine appearance to improve a man’s confidence and self-image.
Gynecomastia often causes folds and creases in the skin that can lead to rashes, irritation, and other hygiene issues. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess breast tissue, which improves hygiene in this area.
Excess fat tissue in the breasts often prevents men from wearing tighter clothing and discourages them from taking off their shirts in public. Male breast reduction surgery improves the contours of the chest so that men can be comfortable no matter what they’re wearing.
Enlarged male breasts can be uncomfortable and even painful, which can impede performance during physical activities and athletics. Removing excess breast tissue will improve comfort, increase mobility, and can elevate a man’s quality of life.
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Gynecomastia can occur from an imbalance of hormones, but it can also be a side effect of certain medications or medical conditions. Being overweight is also a common cause of excess fat in the chest area. Gynecomastia often resolves on its own or through diet and exercise. During your initial consultation at Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX, your surgeon will determine the cause of your gynecomastia to rule out any medical condition.
Good candidates for male breast reduction are medically healthy, do not smoke, and are within 30 to 40 pounds of their ideal body weight. In addition, it is usually recommended that gynecomastia surgery be delayed until after puberty when the patient is in his late teens or early twenties. To determine if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, it is best to schedule a personalized consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Most men feel well enough to return to work one week after gynecomastia surgery. However, exercise and physical activity should be avoided for at least one month to allow for proper healing.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are intended to be permanent, but weight fluctuations and the natural aging process can alter the appearance of the chest over time. Results of male breast reduction surgery can be maintained by following a healthy lifestyle.
Some health insurance companies will cover the cost of gynecomastia surgery. However, it is important to check with your health insurance provider to know what your individual plan covers before undergoing the procedure.