Gynecomastia Surgery in Charlotte, NC
Women are not alone when it comes to being unhappy with their breast shape and size. While women can get away with having less-than-perfect breasts, a man is expected to have a chiseled, muscular chest. Not all men have this, though. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein understands gynecomastia (the development of breasts in men). Dr. Klein uses a patient, gentle approach to men who have gynecomastia, so you know that you have chosen a premier plastic surgeon in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.
What is Gynecomastia?
If you are a man with enlarged breasts, you are not alone. Estimates show that between 40 and 60 percent of men have a condition known as “gynecomastia” which causes the male breasts to develop. The condition can begin in infancy or adolescence, and in some cases, the breast size reduces after puberty, but not always. If you have enlarged male breasts and have tried diet and exercise, now might be the time to consider male breast reduction.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, removes the excess tissue that gives you enlarged breasts. Dr. Klein reshapes the tissues to give your chest a more masculine appearance.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The best candidate for male breast reduction is a man who has enlarged breasts that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise alone. You should be near your ideal weight before having gynecomastia surgery.
What Do I Need to Do Before Gynecomastia Surgery?
Male breast reduction is similar to breast reduction for women, but your surgeon needs to have experience performing the procedure. You want to reduce the size of your breasts, but also want to preserve the masculine aspects of your torso. To ensure that you have the best possible outcome of your male breast reduction, schedule a consultation at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Surgery for Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia surgery takes 90 minutes to two hours.
What to Expect After Surgery for Gynecomastia
Your chest will be wrapped with a compression bandage to hold the tissues in place and minimize swelling. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so you do not have to stay overnight. You will need to have someone drive you home and stay with you for a few days.
Pain associated with male breast reduction can last up to two weeks. Non-prescription pain medication works well. Your chest will be bruised and tender. You may also notice some numbing and occasional sharp pains in the breast area. These symptoms may last for a few weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Gynecomastia?
You will have scars after male breast reduction surgery. As the incisions heal, the scars will have a pinkish appearance. Over the following year, the scars will turn brown or tan and gradually fade, but will not completely disappear. The scars are in locations where few people will notice.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see an improvement in your chest structure immediately after the surgery. The swelling will mask the full results for six months to one year.
How Long Will the Results of Gynecomastia Surgery Last?
Generally speaking, gynecomastia surgery may help produce long-lasting results, but you could develop excess breast tissue due to aging, certain medical conditions/medications, and other factors.
How Much Does Surgery for Gynecomastia Cost in Charlotte?
Gynecomastia is considered a cosmetic problem for men, so medical insurance does not cover the cost of male breast reduction. Dr. Klein will develop a treatment plan during the consultation that serves to guide the cost. For your convenience, payment can be made by cash, check and major credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®.
Are you a man who struggles with enlarged breasts? Have you tried to tone your chest area with diet and exercise but have had no success? You may have gynecomastia, a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in men. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, specializes in gynecomastia surgery for men in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personal, consultation.