Gynecomastia SurgeryPerformed by Dr. Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery
Excess breast tissue on a man’s chest can be caused by gynecomastia, which is a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. It can occur in one or both breasts and in men of all ages, even in newborns. Developing male breasts can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem. Gynecomastia is easily reversible though. In most cases, Dr. Anna Wooten can correct gynecomastia with male breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Wooten has helped men from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your male breast reduction consultation.
This young man disliked his excess breast tissue. Dr. Wooten performed surgery to correct his gynecomastia, and now his condition looks as if it was never there. Here, he is shown before and after his male breast reduction. On the right, he is pictured at 7 weeks following his procedure.
This patient, a 17 year old, felt uncomfortable with the appearance of his torso because of an asymmetrical growth in breast tissue. Dr. Wooten performed surgery to correct his gynecomastia, and now his condition looks as if it was never there.
Candidates for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia most commonly develops in pubescent men. Although most cases of pubertal gynecomastia naturally disappear within 1-2 years after the male’s final stages of puberty, many men continue to be affected by the condition long into adulthood. If the gynecomastia persists past 1 year, then treatment is probably warranted.
You may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery if you:
- Want to get rid of overdeveloped male breasts
- Have excess breast tissue/skin
- Are seeking treatment for a hormonal imbalance
- Are generally healthy individual, near a stable weight
- Do not smoke
Men seeking to reduce their chest tissue to create a more masculine contour may turn to male breast reduction to permanently resolve their gynecomastia. The only way to know that you are indeed a candidate for this procedure is to schedule your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Gynecomastia: The Procedure
Male breast reduction plastic surgery does not differ dramatically from female breast reduction, except in that, usually, men want all of the breast tissue completely removed, resulting in a flat, masculine chest.
There is a very quick recovery following a gynecomastia correction procedure. However, there are some lifting restrictions. You should avoid moderate and heavy lifting for 4-5 days. After 5 days, you should be able to resume normal activities. It may take up to 3 months before the final result is fully visible.
Gynecomastia Surgery FAQs
Will the removed breast tissue ever grow back?
There is little to no chance of the breast tissue returning, however post-surgery weight gain may return slight volume to the breast area in the form of fat.