WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE?
When you come to Illuminate for male breast reduction for your gynecomastia, Dr. B will perform the procedure while you are under general anesthesia at our AAAASF surgery center. He will make incisions on the border of the dark skin around the nipple or directly through the nipple. For either technique chosen specifically for each case, these incisions will be hidden and barely noticeable or not noticeable at all. He will remove the breast tissue and reshape the remaining fat to create a flatter, more contoured chest, consistent with the male anatomy. The whole process usually takes about two hours.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME FROM A GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE?
It takes about 7-10 days to recover from gynecomastia surgery. You may feel tired and sore and there may be some post-op discomfort. You will be wearing a compression vest and want to avoid any strenuous activity and limit aggressive movement for 4 weeks after surgery. You will also need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours to monitor your recovery.
WHAT DOES A MALE BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE TREAT?
The male breast reduction procedure treats gynecomastia, a condition where a man’s breasts are enlarged to a level out of proportion with the rest of the body. There are a few levels of gynecomastia from minor to severe, depending on the degree of enlargement and sag in the breast. The male breast reduction procedure not only can give you a more streamlined physical appearance, but it can also reduce your likelihood of suffering from some of these associated health conditions.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Because the area treated will be covered in bandages to protect it and because there may be some swelling or bruising, you may not fully be able to appreciate all the results right away. However, there is a good likelihood you will immediately notice having a smaller chest and may even find that breathing or back problems have subsided. Once you have recovered from any swelling and all bandages removed, you will notice a difference right away.
HOW MUCH DOES A MALE BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE COST?
The usual cost of a male breast reduction procedure ranges $9,000 to $11,000, depending upon the level of breast reduction and the techniques used. Sometimes patients opt for additional treatments, such as liposuction to other areas, at the same time, which would increase the cost. If you would like to break up the payments for your nipple/ areola reduction into smaller monthly increments, we are happy to offer flexible payment plans through CareCredit and Alphaeon. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest, so you can enjoy your results soon without the immediate financial burden upfront.