Gynecomastia

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What is Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the condition when a man develops larger than normal breast. Most of the time it will onset with puberty. However, it can occur later in life or after significant weight gain. Not surprisingly, men hate this condition and are very self-conscious about their breasts. They often will not take their shirts off at the pool or beach or when they are outside. Even with their partners, they hate having their shirts off.

Who is gynecomastia for?

Any  man who is self conscious because of his breast size is a candidate for male breast reduction.

The only really effective treatment is surgery.

SURGICAL OPTIONS.

In minor cases of gynecomastia, I can perform, smartlipo in my office under local anesthetic or with oral sedation. They can return to work the next day. They can resume exercising 5 days later.

However, with more significantly enlarged breasts, I feel a much better result is obtained with surgical excision in the operating room. I carry this out under general anesthesia. In most cases, I can do this surgery, through a small incision in the lower part of the areola.  A drain will be placed on each side. You can shower the day following surgery. The drain is easily removed in the office a few days later. You should expect to take 4-7 days off from work.

In very severe cases, I will need to resect skin and this will be discussed with you at the time of your consult.

After any surgical treatment, a chest garment will need to be worn.

INSURANCE

Almost all insurance companies consider this to be a cosmetic procedure and will not provide any financial assistance.

What Post-Op care is required for Gynecomastia?

A Male Breast Reduction should result in a flatter chest with a more masculine contour. In most cases, you’ll be required to wear a compression vest or chest wrapping for 10-14 days after the surgery to help reduce any swelling. You may shower the next day. Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery Northern Virginia & Washington DC including residents of Fairfax, Sterling, Manassas, and Western Loudoun Virginia.

Disclaimer: Results may vary for different individuals.

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