Gynecomastia Surgery Results Before & After

See before and after results for gynecomastia surgery performed by top plastic surgeons. Male breast reduction for gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue) is usually an elective procedure performed for cosmetic reasons.

Very rarely does a patient have such extremely large breasts or significant excess skin from their breasts that insurance covers the surgery.

Most patients who seek out surgery have a moderate form of this condition which is typically treated with a combination of liposuction and direct removal of breast tissue, through a small incision at the level of the areola.

To determine the necessity of your procedure, I recommend you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Your surgeon will be able to ensure there is no identifiable cause of your condition (steroid use, excessive marijuana use, endocrine disorder, etc.) and outline a surgical approach best for your particular anatomy.

Male breast reduction creates a flat chest.

There is no medical reason to correct gynecomastia. But if you have enough breast fullness that you are self-conscious and you are not taking off your T shirt at the beach, then I would recommend male breast reduction.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional distress among patients who are ashamed of their anatomic chest features. There is no optimal time to seek a consultation for gynecomastia as it is a medical condition with cosmetic implications.

If it bothers you, seek a consultation. I would advise patients who have pain, abnormal breast nipple discharge, cellulitis, breast mass, or armpit lymph nodes and unilateral symptoms to seek attention immediately.

Gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue in a male) is a benign condition and never requires exciscion.

Gynecomastia is a benign condition that is not a health threat. However, most men find it embarrassing and are willing to undergo a small operation to ameliorate the problem. Sometimes liposuction alone will fix the problem but more often excision is required. Liposuction will not remove the glandular tissue.

Usually, it is best done when it becomes more of a bother to you. There are different ways – liposuction alone, direct excision of breast tissue and fat, or a combination of both liposuction and excision of tissue.

The amount of skin laxity is also a consideration.

There is no one set operation for every person. The bottom line is that if you are unhappy with the way the chest looks, there are options for treatment from liposuction to skin excision procedures.

Necessity of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Usually male breast reduction surgery or gyneco-mastectomy is an elective procedure that each patient must decide for himself whether or not to undergo.

This involves weighing the benefits, the risks, and the costs. The one situation which at least should result in a biopsy if not a gynecomastectomy is when the enlargement is on one side only.

Although breast cancer is unusual in men (about 1% of all cases), it does occur and can be very aggressive.

Male breast reduction is for cosmetic, not functional deformity

Male breast reduction surgery is NEVER strictly speaking necessary. Unlike many other conditions, Gynecomastia (man breasts, Moobs etc) is a cosmetic deformity — not a functional deformity. If it does not bother you — do not have it corrected.

Results Before And After Gynecomastia Surgery