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 Is Discussed During Your Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation?
Your gynecomastia surgery consultation 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Natural Results Aimed at Transforming Your Body
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for gynecomastia surgery?
Any man who is uncomfortable with excess breast tissue may be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery. Ideal candidates will be in good health and near their ideal body weight. These candidates should not have medical conditions that could cause complications during the surgery or recovery period. Be sure to tell your surgeon about any medications or supplements you are taking before your surgery, as some medications and supplements can cause complications or dangers during surgery.
Can gynecomastia surgery be combined with other procedures?
Yes. In addition to liposuction treatments, gynecomastia surgery can be combined with a body lift or tummy tuck procedure, depending on the aesthetic desires of the patient. Non-surgical treatments are also available, such as laser skin treatments and fat reduction with CoolSculpting®. Non-surgical treatments cannot be performed at the same time as your gynecomastia surgery, but they can address problem areas before or after your chest contouring operation.
Will my gynecomastia surgery leave scars?
All surgical operations create some degree of scarring. Gynecomastia surgery is no exception. Fortunately, Dr. Thompson uses techniques that result in minimal, easy-to-conceal scarring. Aftercare can also help with scarring. Keeping the incisions out of direct sunlight for six months will help them fade as quickly as possible. Some patients may scar more easily than others. Followup treatments, such as laser resurfacing, can help treat excessive scarring.
What will my recovery be like following my gynecomastia surgery?
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 to be removed.
Is gynecomastia surgery recovery painful?
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.
Are gynecomastia surgery results permanent?
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.
What are the potential risks associated with gynecomastia surgery?
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with gynecomastia correction. These may include:
- Blood clots
- Poor wound healing
- Changes in nipple sensation
- Rippling or excess fluid accumulation
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Our staff is eager to answer all your questions, help you schedule a consultation, and make the journey toward achieving your ideal chest as easy and comfortable as possible.
“As always Dr. Thompson and the staff are awesome. They have answers to all your questions and make you feel at home, lets not forget the fact that no matter what you get done you will be happy with the results.”Lillian L. (Patient since 2019)
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