Gynecomastia in Cleveland, OH
Enlarged male breasts can often be an embarrassing issue to have. Male breast reduction gives our male patients the opportunity to get the masculine, chiseled chest they deserve. Located in the heart of Lyndhurst, Dr. Husni and the professionals at Neo Aesthetic Institute are proud to offer male breast reduction to residents of Cleveland, Akron, and the neighboring communities in Ohio.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
A gynecomastia procedure is male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia is a condition consisting of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. This condition can occur at any age as a result of heredity, obesity, hormonal changes, or certain medications. The condition is known to cause emotional discomfort and impaired confidence in oneself. Sometimes males will go to great lengths to hide their condition, including avoidance of various physical activities. Gynecomastia is defined as excessive, localized fat, glandular tissue development, and breast skin. It can be present in one or both breasts.
Male breast reduction is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. The breast procedure consists of removing excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a firmer, flatter, and more masculine appearance of the chest. In the United States, an estimated 50 percent of men experience gynecomastia to some degree in their lifetime.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Cleveland, OH?
The cost of your male breast reduction is going to depend on the extent of the procedure needed to help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Husni will go over the details of your male breast reduction including its overall cost during the time of your private consultation. At Neo Aesthetic Institute, we are happy to offer financing options that allow you the comfort and convenience of paying for your procedure at your leisure.
How do I Prepare for my Male Breast Reduction?
One month before undergoing male breast reduction surgery, patients should stop smoking or using any other products that contain nicotine. At this time, pain relievers such as aspirin should not be used, as they tend to interfere with blood clotting. Other medications, vitamins, and minerals should be discontinued as well, as they may cause thinning of the blood. Doctors can provide a complete list of these specific items to avoid.
Patients should also schedule a leave of absence from work. One week before surgery, let Dr. Husni know if you start to feel ill in any way, and he will inform you of whether he feels it is necessary to reschedule the procedure. Make arrangements at this time for help with getting to and from the hospital, as well as with regards to care following your procedure.
What Can I Expect During my Male Breast Reduction?
Depending on the chosen form of procedure, male breast reduction can either be performed with liposuction or tissue excision.
Severe cases of gynecomastia may require surgical tissue excision in order to achieve optimal results. Patients with skin that is sagging or stretched around the breast area will usually require the tissue excision, as it allows for the plastic surgeon to remove more glandular tissue as well as skin that cannot be successfully treated with just liposuction.
Incision size and location are dependent upon the extent of the needed surgery. They are generally located around the edge of the areola or within the creases of the chest. Trained and qualified plastic surgeons are able to carefully place incisions so that the resulting scars are largely unnoticeable. The male breast reduction surgery is generally an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
What Can I Expect During my Male Breast Reduction Recovery?
The recovery process after gynecomastia surgery is similar to that of a standard liposuction procedure. However, patients commonly experience soreness along with some swelling during their male breast reduction recovery. Patients can expect to return to work within just one week of surgery, and a gradual return to regular exercise is generally permitted within two weeks.
After male breast reduction, patients are given a compression garment to wear for the first few weeks to aid the healing process and minimize swelling. It is important to note that each patient heals differently, and Dr. Husni will provide you with personalized instructions for your male breast reduction recovery.
After their gynecomastia surgery, patients will notice immediate improvements in the shape and appearance of their chest. Soreness can be expected for a few days, but the pain is generally minimal. Male breast reduction results are meant to be permanent, as the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are completely removed. It is important for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Steroid use, medical conditions, and significant weight gain are a few factors that can generally work against the procedure to result in a recurrence of gynecomastia.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Individuals who qualify for male breast reduction include those who are healthy and within their ideal body weight. Individuals who are affected by gynecomastia in either one or both breasts and who are over the age of 18 with good skin elasticity are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Teenagers are advised to wait until after puberty has run its course because their breasts may still be developing during this time.
Individuals who may not be great candidates for the procedure include those who are unhealthy or have serious medical conditions that result in their being unfit for surgery. Men who have unrealistic expectations with regards to the results of the surgery are also not advised to endure the procedure. Before deciding if someone is a qualified individual for this surgery, their complete medical history will need to be reviewed. Dr. Husni will check your records for medical conditions that may have been the general cause of gynecomastia, including:
- Impaired liver function
- Use of anabolic steroids
- Medications that contain estrogen
- Smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol have shown to lead to male breast development
These medical causes can often be corrected without the need for surgery. If these variables are not addressed, medical causes could result in the development of more breast tissue after the procedure, so it is best to find out prior to surgery.
What is the price of Male Breast Reduction?
Male Breast Reduction can cost $2,000.00. Please schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today for an exact price.
With the latest technology and patient-based care, we at Neo Aesthetic Institute in Lyndhurst are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for patients in Cleveland, Akron and the surrounding areas of Ohio. Dr. Husni is invested in your care every step of the way. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today to reveal your truest beauty.