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Sometimes men have persistent fatty tissue deposits above their pectoralis muscles. This condition causes a feminized appearance with visible breast tissue and enlarged nipples. Unfortunately, it can be quite resistant to your strength training and weight loss measures. Gynecomastia surgery is a plastic surgery technique that can address this. This approach targets the extra tissue with liposuction and nipple-areola reduction, along with direct excision of tissue when indicated.
How do I know if I am a candidate for this procedure?
The first step is to make sure you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery from a medical standpoint. Any possible medical causes for the overly feminized, so-called “man boobs” or enlarged breast tissue as a male must be identified. Dr. Tannan partners with your primary care doctor to ensure that you are a good candidate from a medical standpoint. Next, we assess your tissues and determine the best treatment plan. This may involve liposuction, reducing the size of your nipple areola complex and directly removing excess overhanging tissue.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost?
Accurate pricing for gynecomastia surgery can be difficult with just a Google search. That’s why we built the Plastic Surgery Cost Calculator. This calculator will help you find the average cost for gynecomastia surgery and other popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
What is recovery like after gynecomastia surgery?
Recovery is typically 3-6 weeks in length after gynecomastia surgery. We ask you to wear a compressive garment to help tissues heal in the proper position. Weight lifting and strenuous activity should be avoided during this period (no Ironmans!) until your tissues heal both internally and externally.