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What is gynecomastia? 

The overdevelopment of male breasts, a condition also known as gynecomastia, affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. Men with large or sagging breasts can be both physically and emotionally uncomfortable, often restricting themselves from certain activities due to feeling self-conscious about the size of their breasts. At AdmireMD Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic, we offer male breast reduction to patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas who would like to decrease the size of their breasts, feeling more comfortable and more confident as a result.

What are the causes of gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia can be caused by anything from a hormonal imbalance to side effects from drugs, or it can occur for no particular reason at all. No matter what the cause may be, however, this condition can easily become quite a serious problem in just about any man’s life.

Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

If you’re unhappy with the size, shape, or proportion of your breasts, you might very well be a great candidate for male breast reduction surgery in Scottsdale. During your consultation, we’ll get to know your goals and help you explore your various options, when it comes to reaching them. The procedure can be performed on men of all ages who are in good health, both physically and emotionally. The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape well to their body’s new contours.

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More About the Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Male breast reduction in Scottsdale is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and typically takes one to three hours. Anthony A. Admire might use one of several different techniques during your surgery, depending on the extent of the procedure. If your enlarged breasts are primarily caused by excessive fatty tissue, for example, liposuction can remove the excess fat through incisions may be made around the edges of the areola, or in the underarm. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of the enlarged breast, the tissue will be excised in addition to the liposuction.

In more severe instances, where large amounts of fat or glandular tissue must be removed, excess skin may remain that has not reshaped well to the new contour of the breast.

In these cases, the excess skin may have to be removed, as well. Anthony A. Admire will then close the incisions using sutures, before covering them with a dressing and firmly wrapping your chest, to keep the skin properly in place.

What is recovery from male breast reduction like?

Following your gynecomastia surgery in Phoenix, you’ll experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, all of which will dissipate after a few days and can be reduced with prescribed medication. 

You’ll wear and elastic pressure garment for about two weeks, to help reduce swelling, and at night for several weeks after your surgery. Swelling and any skin discoloration will partially subside after a week or two, at which point your stitches will be removed.

You’ll be encouraged to walk around on the day of your surgery, and can expect to return to your daily life in about a week. You can start to exercise lightly after a week, but should avoid strenuous activity for about three to four weeks after your surgery.

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Are There Risks with Gynecomastia Surgery?

As with all surgical procedures, male breast reduction surgery contains a possibility of complications. By working with Anthony A. Admire, however, you can rest assured that his deep well of experience minimizes these risks quite effectively. Although rare, these complications include:

  • Skin injury
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Excessive fluid accumulation or loss
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Discoloration
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetrical breasts or nipples

Schedule Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery in Scottsdale, give us a call at 480.946.3155 and set up a consultation with Anthony A. Admire today! We’re here to help you look and feel the way you’ve always wanted.

FAQ 

How much does male breast reduction surgery cost?

Because the extent of gynecomastia can vary greatly from patient to patient, the exact cost of a male breast reduction surgery is established on an individual basis during a personal consultation. Costs associated with the procedure include your surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, recovery garments, medications that might be required, and any hospital or facility fee. Please contact us for a personal consultation to get an exact price for your procedure.

Will I have scars after gynecomastia surgery?

In most cases, scars from gynecomastia surgery will be virtually imperceptible to anyone looking from about one or two feet away. Although the body does naturally form scar tissue any time an incision is made whether during surgery or through trauma, the incisions required in gynecomastia surgery are fairly small and are placed along the natural curves of the breasts, helping to conceal them. The scars that result from this surgery do not usually end up raised or discolored but should blend in well with the surrounding skin.

Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise?

While pseudogynecomastia can be reduced through exercise by losing overall body fat, true gynecomastia can not be treated or reduced with exercise and surgery is the best handling for it. Pseudogynecomastia occurs when fatty tissue alone fills the male breasts, while gynecomastia occurs when glandular tissue proliferates in the male breasts. Glandular tissue cannot be reduced through exercise but fat can be.

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