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What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

A chiseled, squared-off chest appearance is the masculine ideal. But for men living with gynecomastia, a condition that can result in a fuller or more feminine chest appearance due to excess breast tissue, this ideal look may seem impossible to achieve.

In the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, male breast reduction at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery performed by Dr. Shaili Gal is helping men improve the appearance of their chest and giving them an enhanced sense of confidence both in and out of clothing. The goal of male breast reduction is to reduce the size of the breasts and help restore a more masculine and sculpted appearance to the chest area.

Before surgery, the underlying cause of your gynecomastia needs to be pinpointed and treated. But even with treatment, some men are left with feminine breasts that can be reshaped only through surgery. By performing male breast reduction, Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Gal is able to reduce the excess glandular and fatty tissue that can give the male chest an unmasculine appearance.

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Gynecomastia Surgery Candidates

Candidates for gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction surgery, are typically men who have excess breast tissue or fat in the chest area that creates the appearance of breasts. Some common reasons why a person may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery include:

  • Excess breast tissue.
  • Excess fat.
  • Psychological concerns.
  • Cosmetic reasons.

Frequently asked questions

The Causes of Gynecomastia

A feminized chest appearance can occur for many reasons. For some young men and adults, the condition resolves itself over time, but others continue to have round, protruding breasts for many years. Common causes for this condition include:

  • Puberty
  • Drug use or abuse (including steroids and drugs with estrogen or similar compounds)
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Genetic disorders
  • Aging

Your first step in treating gynecomastia is understanding its root cause. After proper treatment, cosmetic surgery can revise the appearance of the chest if feminine-looking breasts remain.

Your Gynecomastia Consultation

Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with Dr. Gal to discuss their goals and expectations. Dr. Gal will review the patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the best approach for the surgery.

Your Male Breast Reduction in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area

This surgery is customized for each patient to address individual needs. For men with excess glandular tissue, our surgeons make a small incision along the edge of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) or under the breast and surgically remove this tissue. Other patients simply have a large amount of fibro-fatty tissue, which is best removed through a liposuction procedure. These methods also can be combined to create a more attractive and masculine chest.

Recovery after Surgery

Most male breast reduction patients feel some discomfort and soreness for a few days after surgery, and will experience a degree of bruising and swelling. Wearing a support garment will help keep swelling in check and protect your surgical results. The majority of swelling and bruising should resolve within a few weeks but it may take up to three months before complete resolution of swelling and your final look is revealed.

Dr. Gal advises patients to reduce activity for a few days and gradually resume their usual activities when they can be performed comfortably. Heavy exercise or activities that could impact the chest should be avoided for at least a month after surgery. After recovery is complete, male patients can expect their results to last many years.

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

Breast reduction can have a huge positive impact on a man’s life and looks. Gynecomastia surgery at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Shaili Gal is a safe and effective procedure that can help patients achieve a more masculine and sculpted appearance to the chest area. Dr. Gal is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who has treated numerous men with gynecomastia and helped them feel more comfortable in their skin. With proper care and follow-up, patients can enjoy long-lasting results from their gynecomastia surgery.

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