Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers gynecomastia surgery for men with enlarged breasts. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is Gynecomastia?
If you are a man with enlarged breasts that you can not eliminate with diet and exercise, you may have the medical condition called gynecomastia. The condition typically begins in childhood or adolescence and resolves with puberty, but some men continue to have enlarged breasts into adulthood. With over 20 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hueneke can help you with gynecomastia surgery, known as male breast reduction.
The surgery may involve surgically removing excess fat and tissue, as well as liposuction. In more mild cases, liposuction is the only procedure that is required. For the surgery, incisions are made around the areola, from the areola down to the breast crease or along the natural breast crease. Dr. Hueneke may use liposuction to remove pockets of fat from the breasts and sculpt a masculine shape. The tissue is pulled taut over the breast and excess is removed.
If liposuction is the only procedure that is needed, small incisions are made at various points in and around the breast. A flexible tube is inserted through each incision and used to dislodge and suction out the fat.
What is the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery?
The average cost of gynecomastia surgery is $4,200 – $6,500, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for male breast reduction at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?
The primary benefit of gynecomastia surgery is creating a masculine shape to the breasts and chest. Men may also find that the procedure motivates them to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle, as they realize that their issues with toning the chest area were medical in nature.
What is the Recovery Time for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Liposuction requires little downtime. Your chest may be slightly swollen, tender, and bruised. If you have tissue removed during the surgery, you will need to stay at home resting for up to one week. During this time, we encourage you to walk around the house and rest as needed. Movement helps to maintain blood flow that is needed for healing. You will not be able to perform any strenuous activities, work out, or lift heavy objects until released by Dr. Hueneke. Swelling can take several weeks to completely subside.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your gynecomastia surgery in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with men for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.