Women often desire larger breasts, but men on the other hand are usually horrified when they develop them. Gynecomastia or the development of male breasts is unusually common, and easily corrected through cosmetic surgery. Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction) to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is an option for men with gynecomastia, a condition characterized by unusually large breasts. Gynecomastia is related to the excess growth of breast tissue, rather than excess fat, and can cause great embarrassment. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this medical condition accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates in Nashville, Dr. Mike Hueneke can perform male breast reduction to reduce and reshape your breasts, giving your torso a firmer and more masculine appearance. He is proud to offer male breast reduction to gynecomastia patients from Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and other areas of Tennessee.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Male breast reduction procedures typically take place in a hospital or surgical facility on an outpatient basis. The operation usually lasts about an hour and a half.
Dr. Hueneke will generally begin your male breast reduction with an incision on the edge of the nipple or in the underarm area, where he will cut away excess fat, tissue and skin. Frequently, men who undergo this gynecomastia treatment with us in Nashville will require a blend of surgery and liposuction. If your breasts consist mostly of excess glandular tissue, Dr. Hueneke will cut the tissue out with a scalpel. However, if it’s mostly fatty tissue, liposuction will be used. The incision site will then be covered with a dressing, and you will be given a chest wrap to keep the skin in place.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
If you are a healthy male with fairly elastic skin, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Hueneke in Nashville. However, there are some important factors you need to consider before you choose to undergo male breast reduction. First, make sure that your breast development has stabilized . Second, if your enlarged breasts are caused by taking certain medications, steroids or drugs, you may not be a good candidate. Third, if you’re overweight or obese, Dr. Hueneke may recommend that you try to lose weight with diet and exercise before resorting to a male breast reduction.
Recovery from Male Breast Reduction
Our gynecomastia patients in Nashville experience some swelling and discomfort after their male breast reduction. Dr. Hueneke can prescribe medication to control any discomfort, and he will give you an elastic pressure garment to wear for up to two weeks to reduce swelling.
You will be encouraged to walk around immediately following surgery and should be able to return to work within a few days. However, for a few weeks you’ll want to refrain from heavy exercise, sexual activity or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest. Your stitches will be removed within two weeks of your male breast reduction.
What are the Typical Results of Male Breast Reduction?
Our male breast reduction patients here at Plastic Surgery Affiliates are typically very satisfied with their results. They can now remove their shirts without fear of shame or embarrassment, and do not have to hide behind bulky sweatshirts or jackets. These men comment that they no longer feel jiggling and that they appear more toned and athletic. Many also find it easier to tone the chest area through weight training after undergoing gynecomastia surgery.
What are Nashville Male Breast Reduction Costs?
Each gynecomastia procedure is highly individualized, so Nashville male breast reduction prices vary. For more details about costs, as well as other aspects of the operation, please set up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hueneke.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, Dr. Hueneke and members of his skilled, compassionate staff will be happy to meet with you and educate you on all of your options. We are proud to offer male breast reduction to gynecomastia patients from Nashville, Brentwood and Hendersonville, as well as other communities across the region.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Lebanon. If you have been contemplating a gynecomastia procedure, now is the time to schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Affiliates to find out more. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free consultation!