What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. This condition is one that can create a female-like chest on men due to the increase of growing breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal problem. It may also be caused by certain medications, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. Men with this issue often feel anxious and embarrassed, especially in circumstances where the upper body and chest are shown, such as at the beach, pool, or in the gym. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler offers male breast reduction surgery at his Ridgeland, MS practice for men who suffer from gynecomastia. This cosmetic treatment has a very high success rate. It is known as one of the more common cosmetic procedures for men at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery. For more information, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What Can I Expect from Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Fat removal is often utilized during male breast reduction surgery. While you are safely under general anesthesia, liposuction will be used to help eliminate excess fat from your chest. Next, any loose skin will be carefully trimmed away to produce a tighter appearance, and then the nipple will be surgically reshaped and placed into a proportionate position. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been removed, Dr. Steckler will pull and tighten the remaining skin. At the conclusion of your gynecomastia treatment, your chest will be supported with a medical garment to help control swelling. In advanced cases where a more invasive approach was used, a small tube for draining may be placed to help with fluid. The results following this procedure are immediately noticeable and most men are extremely pleased with the physical change. The incisions made during treatment take a few weeks to heal and any scars left behind are barely visible. With your enhanced chest, you may get clearance from Dr. Steckler to continue exercise and strength training, which will assist in complementing the final outcome.
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you are frustrated with the side effects of gynecomastia, we encourage you to contact Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steckler to learn more about our male breast reduction surgery. After treatment for gynecomastia, you won't have to keep hiding your chest when you go to the gym and beach. We have assisted so many Ridgeland, Jackson, and Madison, MS men and have enjoyed watching them reestablish their confidence. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.