Male Breast Reduction Surgery for GynecomastiaMany men have enlarged breasts (gynecomastia), and this condition causes many emotional as well as physical problems. Although it is not known what specifically causes gynecomastia, a number of factors that may contribute to the development of enlarged breasts in men include heredity, fluctuations in weight, the use of certain prescription medications, liver function problems, taking anabolic steroids or herbal testosterone additives, excessive alcohol or tobacco use, the natural aging process, and in some cases: gynecomastia may develop for no explicable reason at all. Gynecomastia often begins in adolescence, causing a severe lack of confidence and self-esteem at a very young age, and at Atlanta Aesthetics; Dr. Killingsworth offers advanced treatment for this condition in a very confidential and comfortable environment. Dr. Killingsworth is committed to provide their patients with the highest standards of safety and quality care and with male breast reduction surgery; you will finally have the perfectly proportioned masculine chest you have always wanted.
Atlanta Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction Cost and Financing OptionsIn some cases, medical insurance may cover a portion of the cost associated with male breast reduction. If the procedure is not covered by insurance, you are responsible for the cost, which varies by patient. Once we determine the extent of your gynecomastia surgery, we give you a complete cost. We accept payment by personal check, cash and credit card as well as financing through CareCredit®.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery for GynecomastiaBreasts help to define an individual’s gender, and the shape and size of the breasts indicate masculinity or femininity. The defining structure of the male breast is the pectoralis muscle, and a flat, chiseled chest represents masculinity. The existence of large male breasts alters bodily harmony by obstructing the shape of the pectorals muscle and excessive adipose or glandular tissue may actually obscure the muscle structure itself. This causes a distortion of the “perfect” male physique and unlike the female breast, the male breast does not have the breastfeeding function, and it primarily serves as an aesthetic masculine structure. Men who have desirable chests often expose their attributes to attract admiration, but those with abnormal or feminine breasts often hide their chest with excessive clothing or special undergarments.
Evaluation for GynecomastiaThe first step when considering male breast reduction surgery is to schedule a confidential one-on-one consultation with Dr. Killingsworth at Atlanta Aesthetics. During this meeting, they will discuss your condition and evaluate your medical history and current health status to determine if you are a good candidate. Dr. Killingsworth will explain the different options for male breast reduction surgery as well as possible complications, and together you will decide which type of procedure is best for you. There are several techniques available for male breast reduction and the method used will depend upon the amount of glandular tissue and excessive skin you have on your chest.
The Gynecomastia ProcedureYour gynecomastia surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. In some cases, the reduction can be successfully achieved with liposuction alone and this technique works best if the breasts are not glandular (firm), and they have minimal excess skin. If the tissue is glandular in nature, Dr. Killingsworth will make a small incision along the lower border of the areola (dark skin around the nipple) to excise the glandular tissue and if an excessive amount of loose skin is present, larger incisions will be necessary.
The majority of patients have no complications after their breast reduction surgery, and they are able to resume normal daily routines within a few days depending on your healing capabilities. There will be some degree of temporary swelling in the treatment area following your surgery, and any discomfort can be controlled with medication. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting must be avoided for at least two weeks after surgery and the time needed off work varies from patient-to-patient. You will likely notice immediate results after your male breast reduction surgery, and they will become even more apparent during and after your recovery period. The effects of gynecomastia surgery can last for many years as long as a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine are maintained, so if you would like to learn more about male breast reduction, please call Atlanta Aesthetics today.
Gynecomastia can be treated with male breast reduction, and Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, an experienced double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, offers the surgery at their Atlanta location. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation, and learn how male breast reduction surgery can help you!