What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition found in males that is characterized by fatty tissue in the chest, causing discomfort and low self-esteem for some men. When gynecomastia cannot be corrected with diet and exercise, surgery can be an effective option. Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction, eliminates excess fat and breast tissue to produce a sculpted, masculine appearance in the chest. As a result, many patients achieve improved confidence and increased quality of life.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every gynecomastia surgery procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables like your personal preferences and unique cosmetic goals. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer plastic surgery financing to help make our treatments more affordable. In addition, we offer CosmetAssure insurance with every cosmetic surgery, so you can go into your treatment with confidence and peace of mind.
What is Gynecomastia Surgery Like?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed with general anesthesia in order to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure. The exact approach to treatment will depend on your current condition and your treatment goals. Some gynecomastia procedures can be performed with liposuction. Others may require excision techniques, which we use to remove fatty tissue in the chest. In either case, incisions are typically made on the outside of the chest, where any scarring will be well-hidden. During your consultation, we will determine the best approach for your treatment and let you know what you can expect.
What is Recovery Like Following Gynecomastia Surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery, you can expect some bruising and swelling around the chest. You may have to take a week or more off of work and other activities in order to heal and allow these effects to subside. You will have to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, for at least a month after treatment in order to ensure a smooth recovery, and swelling may persist during this time. Part of your recovery may also involve wearing a postoperative compression garment, which will provide you with extra support and positioning while you heal.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery removes both fat and tissue from the chest to produce permanent results. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to ensure that their results last as long as possible, as weight gain can affect these results.
If you would like to enhance the contours of the chest with gynecomastia surgery, contact us today to learn more about the procedure or to schedule your consultation. Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD welcomes patients from Maryville, Loudon, Knoxville, and the nearby areas of East Tennessee.