At our practice in Richmond, male breast reduction is one of our most popular male procedures. Men who are experiencing gynecomastia and are looking for an effective solution can benefit from a male breast reduction in Richmond. This procedure resolves the look of oversized male breasts in order to create a sculpted and masculine chest.
Dr. Hubert strives to deliver the best male breast reduction surgery in Richmond and places patient safety as his top priority. Your operation will be performed by Dr. Hubert in our state-of-the-art facility.
Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting men of all ages, although it tends to peak during the teenage years, and then again later in life. It is an excessive development of glandular or fatty tissue (or both) of the male breast and may be a result of your genetic make-up, hormones, certain diseases, drugs, or medications.
Regardless of its cause, many men seek treatment because of feelings of self-consciousness, social discomfort, or pain. Because many factors can lead to this condition, it is important to address these before considering a surgical solution. If this does nothing to resolve the condition, male breast reduction is the ideal option and is extremely effective.
There are many great candidates for male breast reduction surgery. Below, we’ve included some of the patients that we see in our office and routinely perform the surgery for:
Candidates should be in good overall health
We recommend that our patients refrain from smoking
Good candidates should be psychologically stable
Many candidates suffer from gynecomastia
Our patients tend to have enlarged breasts
There are wonderful advantages to the surgery and our patients have been extremely satisfied with the results. Below, we’ve included a few of the many benefits:
The surgery can reduce the size of your breasts
Many of our patients report having a renewed sense of self-confidence
Our patients feel better and more comfortable in their wardrobe
Aesthetically, our patients feel the results help show off the pectoral muscles they’ve always dreamed of
As always, the first step is to get in touch with us by filling out a contact form on our website or picking up the phone and giving us a ring. Our compassionate team of experts will book a consultation to meet one-on-one with Dr. Hubert. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your desired chest goals.
Dr. Hubert will take his time and provide a thorough assessment. After this, he’ll provide his recommendations and answer your questions. If you’re happy with Dr. Hubert’s analysis and want to move forward with the operation, surgery will be booked and we’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.
It’s important that you closely follow the instructions, as they are designed to prevent risk and complications. Please be honest with Dr. Hubert about your goals and any medications taken, as the questions and feedback will help him perform optimal male breast reduction surgery.
To decide on the exact techniques that will be used during a male breast reduction, the composition of the patient’s male breasts must be determined. This is done during a consultation and physical exam.
If the breasts primarily contain excess fatty tissue, liposuction may be the ideal treatment. If the breasts primarily contain excess glandular breast tissue, surgical excision will be the better option. In many cases, both techniques are used.
At the start of the procedure, anesthesia is administered and incisions are created. Surgical options begin with liposuction of the affected area. Liposuction is the removal of excess fat through a small tube called a cannula, using tiny incisions. The fatty tissue of the male breast is sometimes very dense, or fibrous. So ultrasound-assisted liposuction can also help to break up these dense and fibrous areas. Then Medical suction is employed to remove the fatty cells from the body through the standard liposuction tubes.
It is often necessary to combine liposuction with the removal of the excess glandular breast tissue through a surgical excision in order to achieve your best results. If you have extra skin, this also needs to be removed with a scalpel for proper shape. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
Temporary bruising and swelling are common after male breast reduction. Applying ice packs or cold compresses as recommended helps to ameliorate these issues.
Following the procedure, patients wear a fitted post-operative garment (vest). This elastic garment is worn during recovery and helps in several ways. Not only does it control swelling, but it also encourages the skin to conform to the targeted area’s new underlying contours. It is critically important to avoid vigorous activity during the initial recovery period. Do not participate in sports, weight lifting, or heavy exercise until cleared to do so.
Once your healing process is complete, you will be able to see your full results in the form of a contoured and masculine chest. Looking over male breast reduction before and after photos helps set expectations in terms of results.
The cost of male breast reduction in Richmond can vary on a number of factors. When a patient is considering gynecomastia surgery, price is often their first consideration. Because this is typically a cosmetic procedure, male breast reduction cost is not usually covered by health insurance providers. The cost of the procedure is impacted by the details of the case, including the amount of tissue to be removed, and the types of techniques performed, and the length of the surgery.
Patients considering male breast reduction surgery in Richmond often turn to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Darrin Hubert. Dr. Hubert has the skill and experience needed to achieve patients’ goals and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. To set up your consultation with Dr. Hubert, contact us today.
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Why Choose Dr. Hubert?
Dr. Darrin Hubert is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Hubert prides himself on patient saftey and his ability to connect with patients. Dr. Hubert is an expert breast surgeon in Richmond and has been selected as a TopDoc by his peers numerous times over the last several years.
When will I see my results?
While you will see an immediate improvement in the shape of your chest, the final results are best seen after a few months. Following surgery, your breasts will be a little bit swollen. Our team will discuss the timeline with you during your consultation.
How long will the results last?
What’s great about this procedure is that the results are permanent. Our patients are able to enjoy their new chest for a lifetime.
What scars will I get?
The main determinant of which scars you will end up with is how much skin needs to be removed. If you don’t have any extra skin, but just a small amount of glandular tissue under the areola, then this can usually be removed through a short scar either along the lower border of the areola or through an even shorter scar through the middle of the areola, running right beneath the nipple. If a significant amount of skin exists, then this can usually only be removed with longer incisions. Typically, Dr. Hubert places this longer scar along the inframammary fold, which makes up the lower border of the chest skin. These scars often heal well. Even more rarely, when there is a severe amount of extra skin, the nipple might actually have to be removed completely, then placed back into the correct position as a skin graft. This can cause usually temporary pale discoloration of the nipples, so Dr. Hubert tries to avoid this technique except for the most severe circumstances. But with all the options on the table with Dr. Hubert, you can rest assured that he will help you achieve your best results.
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