Excessive male breast tissue, or gynecomastia, is a common problem that affects an estimated 40-60% of men. Meridian Plastic Surgery offers patients in Austin gynecomastia surgery to eliminate excess tissue for a more masculine, sculpted chest.
Many factors can lead to gynecomastia, including:
- Excess fat and glandular breast tissue
- Heredity and aging.
- Hormonal changes, certain drugs, and medical problems.
If you have gynecomastia and the condition is making you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, consider surgery as a permanent solution.*
How Gynecomastia Surgery Works
Dr. Tjelmeland will meet with you in an initial consultation to learn about the issues that are affecting you and to conduct an examination. Based on this visit, he will make a recommendation about a surgical approach to make your chest firmer with a more masculine shape.
Gynecomastia surgery takes place under light general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Tjelmeland will tailor your procedure to your goals as well as the specific characteristics of your breast tissue. During the surgery, Dr. Tjelmeland:
- Reduces the breast tissue through direct surgical excision, ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (VASER Liposelection®), or a combination of both methods.
- May remove excess skin to give your chest a firmer appearance.
Typically, Dr. Tjelmeland conducts the entire procedure through a small incision, which means minimal scarring and faster healing. In many cases, VASER alone can give you the results you want.
Recovery After an Gynecomastia Procedure
You can manage discomfort after gynecomastia surgery with pain medication. Following your procedure, you will wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks. This helps suppress swelling and contours your chest in the shape you want to achieve.
Most Austin patients return to work between 3-5 days after surgery. Within about three weeks, you can begin exercising again as well. By the time you recover fully, you’ll be able to realize the full benefits of your procedure: a firmer, flatter chest and a more masculine contour.
If you want to eliminate the effects of gynecomastia, contact Meridian Plastic Surgery’s Austin offices at 512-617-7500, or use our online form.
*Individual results may vary