Gynecomastia is a common condition in males that is characterized by a buildup of fatty tissue in the breasts. Although harmless, gynecomastia can produce the appearance of “man boobs”, which can cause those affected to be self-conscious about their appearance. This can also lead to bullying or teasing for younger men. In some cases, diet and exercise can eliminate some of the stubborn fat and produce a more masculine appearance. In many cases, however, gynecomastia surgery is the only way to effectively eliminate the breast tissue that creates man boobs.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery typically involves liposuction or the removal of fatty tissue via excision. In some cases, a combination of both techniques will be used. Regardless of the technique used, the gynecomastia surgery requires incisions in the outside, lower corners of the chest. These incisions are typically quite small and blend in well with the natural contours of the body. Through these incisions, fat and tissue will be removed to produce a sculpted, masculine appearance. After gynecomastia surgery, many patients experience a more contoured, firm physique and a subsequent boost in confidence.
How is Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery?
The recovery from gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on the extent of treatment performed. Typically, however, patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a week of treatment. Exercise and other strenuous activities will have to be avoided for several weeks, although any bruising or discomfort will be minimal after the first week or two.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery varies for each patient depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver the desired results. Patients who require more extensive surgery will have a higher cost. To determine the exact cost of your gynecomastia surgery, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu, M.D. We offer gynecomastia surgery to residents of Palm Coast, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and the neighboring areas of Florida. Contact us today to get started.