Gynecomastia is a condition in men that is characterized by fatty tissue in the chest, which can cause a “soft” or feminine appearance. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we offer gynecomastia surgery to help men overcome this condition and achieve a more masculine figure. We offer this and other cosmetic treatments to residents of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Wellington, FL.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a build-up of fatty tissue in the chest that creates the appearance of “man boobs.” Although this is not a health risk, many men seek treatment in order to achieve a firmer, more masculine appearance. In most cases, the fatty tissue in the chest is extremely stubborn, and does not respond to diet and exercise. Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction, is the surgery used to remove this tissue and produce the desired sculpted results.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The cost of a gynecomastia surgery will vary based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your gynecomastia procedure. In some cases, your health insurance provider may offer full or partial coverage of your male breast reduction procedure, and we will review your eligibility during your consultation. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Can I Expect During the Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure?
Before a male breast reduction surgery, we will use anesthesia to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout your treatment. The techniques involved in a gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on the extent of surgery required to produce the desired results. In some cases, liposuction alone is enough to produce the desired results. In other cases, liposuction will be combined with excision techniques to eliminate the necessary breast tissue. In these cases, incisions may be made around the nipple, similar to traditional breast reduction, or in other areas of the chest. After incisions are made, liposuction and other necessary techniques will be used to remove fat and breast tissue, producing a flatter, firmer chest. Then, the incisions will be sealed to complete the procedure.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery, you can enjoy long-lasting if not permanent results, immediately noticing a firmer, more contoured chest. Fat and breast tissue are permanently eliminated through the gynecomastia surgery procedure, but this cannot prevent changes from developing in the future due to weight gain. We encourage you to maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to make your results last as long as possible.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Gynecomastia Surgery?
Due to the invasive nature of gynecomastia surgery, you will likely have to take time away from work and other activities to recover. You may experience swelling, bruising, and sensitivity for a few weeks before your final results are fully visible. Dr. Rosenthal will inform you how to care for yourself during the healing process, which may include important instructions regarding hygiene, diet, and daily activities.
After gynecomastia surgery, men often enjoy a sculpted, masculine appearance. If you are considering this procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we welcome residents from Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and the neighboring areas of Florida.