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Gynecomastia

A defined and chiseled pectoral contour is the ideal chest appearance for many men. When excess tissue begins to form in the chest area, it can create the appearance of female-like breasts. If you have started to develop overly large breasts, it is common to feel uncomfortable and dissatisfied with your body. Male breast reduction surgery can treat the various causes of enlarged male breasts to restore a firmer, more masculine pectoral contour. Dr. Davison combines artistic elements with surgical science to achieve his amazing results. His expertise in male breast surgery allows him to sculpt a chest that is aesthetically pleasing and natural looking.

Who Can Benefit?

When considering male breast reduction surgery, you should first determine which of the following groups best describes you.

Men With Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which boys and men begin to develop excess breast tissue. It is common in boys during puberty and is also linked to medical problems such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, and poor testicular hormone production. Lifestyle choices such as drug use, alcohol consumption, and the abuse of anabolic steroids can also cause gynecomastia. Men with gynecomastia often develop the appearance of female-like breasts due to excess glandular breast tissue.

Men Following Massive Weight Loss

Men that lose significant amounts of weight will find that they have an excess accumulation of skin around their whole body, including on the chest. For many men, this unwanted skin development is a source of anxiety and frustration because it prevents them from achieving the masculine appearance for which they have been striving. Diet and exercise can provide little correction for patients with skin accumulation. Male breast reduction helps men achieve their desired chest appearance after weight loss.

Men With Fatty Breast Tissue

Genetics can predispose men to store fat in their breasts. Boys during puberty and men who are overweight or obese will find that they are more likely have excess fatty tissue on the chest. Fatty breast tissue may also develop in men who are in relatively good health. While it is similar in appearance to gynecomastia, patients with fatty breast tissue do not develop glandular tissue. Eliminating this unwanted fat around the pectorals can restore a more balanced and toned chest appearance.

What Do You Desire?

Addressing Your Concerns


Recovery

You will experience bruising and swelling of your chest area following your surgery. You will need to limit your physical activities for one to two weeks following your procedure. Most patients return to work within a week of their surgery and can resume their regular exercise routine after three weeks. Most major swelling subsides between four and six weeks, allowing you to enjoy your new chest appearance.



Scars

Dr. Davison takes great care to place incisions in easily concealable locations. His incision and suturing techniques are designed to minimize potential scarring. However, every patient heals differently, and there is a chance you may develop some visible scarring. Most patients feel that their mild scarring is worth the benefits of their procedure. Scarring is likely to fade over time.



Cost

According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average surgeon’s fee for male breast reduction surgery was $3,677 in 2015. However, this does not include anesthesia fees, operating room facility fees, and other expenses. Additionally, the cost of a male breast reduction can vary depending on the surgeon’s experience, the procedure performed, and the geographic location of the surgeon. Dr. Davison is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing male breast reduction surgery.



Pain

Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after their male breast reduction surgery. Dr. Davison will prescribe medication to alleviate pain, aid in the healing process, and reduce potential risks of infection.




Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia

Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

If you think that a Breast Augmentation may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Breast Augmentation procedure, please contact DaVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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