Male Breast Reduction
Conveniently located to serve Richmond, VA
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.
What Is Gynecomastia?
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.
How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
To decide on the exact techniques that will be used during male breast reduction, the composition of the patient’s male breasts must be determined. This is done during a consultation.
If the breasts primarily contain excess fatty tissue, liposuction will 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. Medical suction is employed to remove the cells from the body through this tube.
It is often necessary to combine lipo it with 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.
* Individual results may vary.
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Recovery Following the Procedure
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, 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 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.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Richmond?
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.
Get Started by Setting Up a Consultation
People considering male breast reduction 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.