As a man, having enlarged breasts may cause issues in confidence and self-esteem. Some men have excess glandular tissue in the chest region, which can cause the appearance of breasts – this medical condition is known as gynecomastia.
At The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Brenman specializes in gynecomastia surgery for men who want to get rid of the appearance of enlarged breasts.
*Individual results may vary
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What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia surgery is a medical and cosmetic procedure that aims to remove the glandular tissue and excess fat that cause the appearance of breasts within the male chest. The procedure combines tissue removal and liposuction, which ensures that the breasts do not grow back. The ultimate goal of gynecomastia surgery is to help male patients feel confident about their chests and overall appearance.
Candidates for Gynecomastia
The best candidates for this procedure are men who have excess fat on their chests and feel self-conscious about removing their shirts. Candidates should be in their late teens or older, as younger patients may see their breasts disappear after puberty. Candidates should be healthy non-smokers who have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcomes.
How Does It Work?
The surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Brenman will use a liposuction procedure to remove excess fat from the chest. Dr. Brenman will also remove glandular tissue, which is the primary cause of breasts on the male chest.
The initial results of your gynecomastia surgery can be seen right away; however, you’ll begin to see final results within three to four months after surgery, which is when most of the swelling and bruising will be gone.
Recovery takes about two to three weeks; however, most patients are able to return to work within 3 to 5 days after surgery. You’ll need to wear a compression garment for the first week of recovery to help reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients are able to return to their normal fitness routines about three weeks after surgery.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Philadelphia, PA office directly to schedule – (267) 687-2180.
The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery serves the greater Philadelphia, PA area.
*Individual results may vary