Men occasionally may suffer embarrassment in social situations due to excessive amounts of breast tissue (‘gynecomastia’). They may even be hesitant to take their shirts off in public. Genetic predisposition, certain therapeutic drugs, or the use of anabolic steroids/growth hormone may play a role but routinely, there is no determinable cause.
Gynecomastia surgery removes excessive fat and glandular tissue from the male breasts resulting in a chest that is flatter and firmer.
How its done?
A well-camouflaged incision is made along the edge of the areola. Working through this incision, the surgeon cuts away the excess fat and glandular tissue. Combined with liposuction, all excess tissue is removed.
The procedure often takes 1 hour to complete and is usually performed under a general anesthetic.
Why choose us?
At the WSC, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in this highly personal procedure. Our team of anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers are devoted to providing you with the highest level of care. We do our best to keep you informed, put you at ease and provide you with a satisfying experience. Together, we can help you achieve your goals!
Am I a candidate?
If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.
Performed as an outpatient procedure, most patients experience minimal discomfort easily controlled with oral medication. You will likely experience some bruising and swelling after surgery, as well as numbness around the areola. Patients are usually back to work in 3 to 4 days.
Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will be provided at the WSC.
What do I do?
Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.
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