Gynecomastia in Connecticut with Dr. Wilfred Brown
A male breast reduction treats gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts that are resistant to diet and exercise can cause both physical and social discomfort.
The goal of gynecomastia treatment is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Gynecomastia surgery restores a normal male breast contour and corrects deformities of the breast, nipple or areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple).
When Should I Consider Gynecomastia Treatment?
• You are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts
• You are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, to swim, to participate in sports or to exercise at a gym
• You experience physical discomfort because of your breasts
• You want to improve your overall body proportions
• You experience psychological discomfort associated with large breasts
• You want to increase your social confidence
• You have first tried diet and exercise to reduce your breast size
• You are not significantly overweight
• You have good skin elasticity
Gynecomastia is usually not caused by any serious medical problems; in fact, its cause is rarely identified. However, because there are some medical problems that do cause gynecomastia, Dr. Brown will rule these out prior to treatment.
There are various surgical techniques for gynecomastia treatment, which include liposuction, excision (surgical removal of tissue) or a combination of both approaches.
Maintaining a stable weight will ensure that your improved chest contour will be long-lasting. Weight gain following this surgery may compromise results.
Connecticut Gynecomastia FAQs
Connecticut male breast reduction cost is determined by your individual needs and the extent of your procedure. Following your consultation with Dr. Brown, you will receive a breakdown of your gynecomastia surgery cost in Connecticut.
Following gynecomastia surgery, most patients are feeling better after one week and may return to most jobs at that point. However, for more strenuous jobs that include heavy lifting, patients should expect four to six weeks of recovery.
After male breast reduction, the glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin removed during surgery are permanently eliminated and will not grow back. However, it’s important to maintain a stable weight following your gynecomastia surgery as significant weight gain may cause new fat to accumulate in the breasts, increasing breast size.
After gynecomastia surgery, patients should sleep s with their upper body slightly elevated to help minimize swelling. Stomach sleepers do not necessarily need to sleep on their backs, though it may be more comfortable to do so during the initial post-operative period.
For at least four to six weeks following a male breast reduction, patients should avoid strenuous exercises that use the chest muscles. Dr. Brown encourages other forms of exercise as soon as tolerated after surgery.
Any surgical procedure causes varying degrees of discomfort post-operatively. The extent of the procedure and individual pain tolerance are the major determinants of the level of discomfort experienced. During your pre-operative appointments, pain control measures to promote comfort will be discussed in detail.
Typically, pseudogynecomastia is only seen in overweight to obese males. In cases of pseudogynecomastia, the enlarged appearance of male breasts is caused by excess fat rather than an excess of glandular breast tissue. Some patients experiencing pseudogynecomastia may still require surgery to remove fat, breast tissue, and excess skin to produce an ideal masculine chest contour.
Incisions are well-concealed in the natural breast crease or around the areola for male breast reduction procedures.
Generally, Dr. Brown recommends that patients should be in good overall health with no hormonal issues. Patients should be non-smokers (or willing to quit prior to procedure), have realistic expectations, and understand the risks of the procedure.
After your gynecomastia surgery, your body will not replace the fat cells that were removed. To experience long-lasting results, it is important to maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Significant weight gain may cause breasts to become enlarged again and compromise the outcome of your surgery.