What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in men that is characterized by a build up of fatty breast tissue. The solution to this is gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction. This technique removes the tissue that causes the appearance of "man boobs" and creates a more contoured physique. Many patients find that gynecomastia surgery helps them achieve a more masculine figure that better complements the body.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every gynecomastia surgery begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Gynecomastia surgery can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which typically involves either liposuction, excision, or both. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the area while excision is used to remove fatty tissue that cannot be removed with liposuction. All gynecomastia surgeries are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Gynecomastia Surgery?
Patients can expect some amount of swelling and discomfort for a few weeks after their surgery. Typically, patients can return to work and other normal activities within a week, although strenuous activity such as exercise should be avoided for about a month. During this time, we recommend that patients get as much rest as possible so that the body can heal properly. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Gynecomastia Surgery Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a gynecomastia surgery can be permanent and look completely natural. However, male breast reduction does not prevent further changes in the body that can occur due to weight gain.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
If you would like to achieve a more sculpted chest and eliminate fatty tissue in the area, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine what the best treatment option will be based on the results you hope to achieve. Gynecomastia is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
A male breast reduction can help men achieve a more masculine physique by eliminating fatty tissue in the breast. At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer gynecomastia surgery and other cosmetic procedures to the residents of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.