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Gynecomastia is the excess development of male breast tissue which resembles a feminine appearing breast. Medically speaking, Gynecomastia is quite common. In fact, 80% of adolescent young men temporarily develop feminine appearing breasts. After finishing puberty, most cases of gynecomastia spontaneously resolve. However, Gynecomastia is more common than you think and has been found in various degrees in many adult men with a reported incidence of 40 to 60 percent. However, when the appearance of Gynecomastia doesn’t remit and becomes obvious, this condition can cause extreme embarrassment, social inhibition, and self-consciousness for men who suffer from it. Dr. Hardesty and his team are prepared to treat any man suffering from this condition.
This condition can be caused by a number of reasons such as:
- Hormonal Changes
- Use of Drugs
- Rare Tumors Secreting Hormones
It is characterized by the development of excess breast tissue and feminine-appearing breasts. Dr. Hardesty will reduce the breast size and sculpt the chest tissue to better reflect the normal flattened appearance of the typical male breast.
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Male breast reduction also referred to as gynecomastia surgery, is the procedure to help reduce the excess tissue found in the abnormally large male breast, causing the feminine breast appearance. It often includes liposuction and when needed the excision tissue directly behind the nipple areolae complex called the “nipple bud”.
Dr. Hardesty will take time with you and will want to review your medical history, lifestyle, and any drug or alcohol use with you at the consultation in order to rule out possibilities of these affecting the procedure. It is best to get this procedure done after trying to rid the fat with diet and exercise.
Before & After
In keeping with our philosophy of, “One Goal, Many Options,” at your consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will examine the skin and breast area to help find the best treatment option for you. The choice of the technique is heavily dependent on the possibility of skin redundancy after surgery.
- Liposuction Technique: This technique is best used if the gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fatty tissue. This is done by making small incisions around the area, inserting a small surgical tool, and loosening the fat cells to vacuum them out.
- Excision Technique: This technique is best used when the excess skin and glandular breast tissue needs to be removed to correct gynecomastia. If areola needs to be reduced, then this technique is also helpful. Dr. Hardesty will go over more thoroughly his technique for this at the consultation.
- Combination: In certain cases, both techniques are needed to treat gynecomastia.
Dr. Hardesty will go over more thoroughly his individual plan for you and explain his technique for you this at the consultation.
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Dr. Hardesty will give you instructions for pre-operative care as well as post-operative care. Recovery from male breast reduction is rather quick. Most men return to work the next day or so. A small compression garment, the size of an undershirt, is worn for 6 weeks. The patient can return to normal activities without limitations.
Typically, gynecomastia is not covered by insurance providers since it is seen as an elective procedure.
The average cost of gynecomastia varies from patient-to-patient. It highly depends on the extent of surgery, location, and medical costs. Talk with our team at Imagine Plastic Surgery for any financial concerns.
It is not very common that the issue comes back after undergoing male breast reduction surgery. The procedure is known for giving long-lasting results.
If you are experiencing enlarged breast tissue that is diminishing your self-esteem, then contact our Riverside office today for a consultation with Dr. Hardesty. Our team wants to help you in getting the best treatment possible. Call the office today, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out an online form.