Gynecomastia


Do you want a sculpted, muscular chest? Do you feel that having excess breast tissue is compromising your masculine chest contour? Enlarged male breasts, or “gynecomastia,” is a condition characterized by excess localized fat or glandular tissue in one or both breasts. It can be caused by increased hormone production, genetics, or use of certain drugs. Dr. Rudolf Thompson corrects gynecomastia by performing gynecomastia surgery (also called “reduction mammaplasty”), a procedure that involves reducing the size of the male breasts and producing a firmer, more chiseled chest. Dr. Thompson applies his keen artistic eye to every case and is dedicated to giving his patients the physique and self-confidence they desire.

What Do You Desire?


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Sculpted Chest Contour


Men who suffer from gynecomastia often find it difficult to achieve the chest definition they desire. While some individuals who practice dedicated dieting and exercising can obtain positive results, many men struggle to shed the stubborn layers of tissue that obscure a masculine chest. Gynecomastia can reveal your sculpted musculature by removing unwanted fat and created a defined chest contour.
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Improved Comfort


Having excess breast tissue can be a source of discomfort for men with gynecomastia. Extra folds of breast tissue tend to collect moisture, which typically causes chafing or skin irritation, and the higher profile of enlarged breasts can cause nipple sensitivity. Gynecomastia surgery alleviates these concerns by restoring male breasts to a firmer, flatter state.
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Enhanced Confidence


While having large breasts is considered an attractive quality for women, men with gynecomastia can be self-conscious about their chest appearance. Many men with enlarged breasts avoid going to the pool or wearing fitted clothing because they are embarrassed. By choosing to undergo gynecomastia surgery, men can improve how their chest looks and boost their self-esteem simultaneously.

Your Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation


Your gynecomastia surgery consultation with is one of the most critical steps of your enhancement journey. During your initial appointment, you and Dr. Thompson will discuss your health history and expectations of the procedure. He will make sure you understand the procedural steps along with any potential risks and complications to help you decide if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.

Your Gynecomastia Surgery Choices


Liposuction

  • Liposuction is used when the excess breast tissue is mainly composed of fat cells.
  • The doctor inserts a cannula (hollow tube) to loosen excess fat and remove it through vacuum suction.
  • Only very small incisions are made with liposuction, so scarring is minimal.

Excision

  • When the excess breast tissue is glandular, excision must be used.
  • Surgical removal of the tissue is also used if the nipple needs to be reconstructed.
  • Most incision lines can be concealed within natural body contours and will fade over time, but some scarring may be visible.

Combination

  • Liposuction and excision may be combined to treat patients with excess fat and glandular breast tissue.
  • Performing these techniques together produces complete chest definition results.
  • Dr. Thompson will assess your condition during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for both liposuction and excision.

Frequently Asked Questions


Dr. Thompson will give you specific instructions regarding how to care for your incisions, what medications to take, and what activities to avoid. He will also discuss downtime based on the extent of your individualized procedure. It is likely that you will be instructed to wear a support or compression garment to minimize swelling and to help your body take on its new shape. Dr. Thompson will let you know when any bandages, stitches, or drainage tubes need be removed.
Dr. Thompson makes pain management his top concern. Typically, non-narcotic EXPAREL® is given to a patient while he is under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. This medication numbs the treatment area for up to 72 hours, so most patients who are given EXPAREL® require less oral pain medicine during recovery.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are considered permanent. However, if the condition was caused by weight gain or drugs such as steroids, your original shape may return if you use those drugs again or gain a significant amount of weight.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with gynecomastia correction. These may include:
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Rippling or excess fluid accumulation
  • Necrosis
  • Pain
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