Gynecomastia in Middletown, NJ
Dr. John Taylor, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Red Bank, NJ, performs male breast reduction on patients dealing with gynecomastia.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which male breasts are overdeveloped because of excess fat and breast tissue. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes the excess fat and tissue from the chest area, leaving men with a more masculine chest and more self-confidence.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
With male breast reduction, men are able to enjoy the following benefits:
- More masculine physique
- Improved self-esteem
- Ability to go without a shirt
- Participate in more physical activities
- More variety in stylish clothing
How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed to Treat Gynecomastia?
In male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Taylor removes the excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest area associated with gynecomastia. The glandular breast tissue can be surgically excised through a small incision at the lower border of the areola. This incision is closed with dissolvable sutures, and the small scar heals seamlessly in the areola. Excess fat can be removed using standard liposuction alone or in conjunction with power-assisted liposuction. In some cases if the breasts are excessively large, some skin may need to be removed as well. Dr. Taylor performs this outpatient procedure in approximately two hours under general anesthesia in fully accredited hospitals and surgical facilities.
Preparing for Male Breast Reduction Surgery
To prepare for your male breast reduction surgery, we will provide you with instructions to follow on how to prepare for surgery. Just as with most surgeries, we may ask you to do the following:
- Stop taking certain medications and nutritional supplements
- Stop smoking
- Alter medications taken on a continual basis temporarily
- Arrange for someone to take you to and from surgery as well as stay with you for the first 24 hours following the procedure
Recovery from Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Following the surgery, you will have some initial swelling and discomfort as well as some subsequent bruising. A compression vest is worn for two weeks to help minimize swelling, and pain medication is prescribed to control discomfort. An antibiotic will be prescribed as well. You can return to work in one week and healing will continue for several weeks as the chest reshapes to its new contour.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?
The cost varies for each patient depending on the extent of the procedure. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the cost with you in detail as well as payment options including most major credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. For cosmetic procedures, we require that the full payment be made at least two weeks prior to the surgery date.
Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?
If you suffer from gynecomastia and are self-conscious about your appearance, male breast reduction may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Dr. Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed many male breast reduction procedures. He understands the issues men face when suffering from gynecomastia and works hard to give them the contoured, masculine appearance they desire.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Taylor takes time to meet with you to evaluate your situation and go over what he can do to correct it. He discusses the procedure in detail as well as listens to what you would like your chest to look like. Additionally, he answers any questions you have and goes over costs and financing.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.