Gynecomastia Surgery in Wichita, KS
Overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts can lower a man’s self-esteem and appear unflattering. This condition is called gynecomastia and is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance, genetics, excess weight, or the use/misuse of specific drugs.
Thankfully, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) can correct breast position, size, and shape for a leaner, more athletic appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Conrad will use the most effective techniques available to ensure your new chest appearance meets your cosmetic needs.
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men unable to improve the appearance of their breasts with exercise, dieting, or alternative medical treatments. Men seeking male breast reduction should be in overall good health and not have any medical conditions that could cause complications. Patients should have realistic expectations and a positive outlook on the possibilities and limitations of gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia Surgery Candidates May:
- Experience emotional discomfort or low self-confidence
- Avoid physical activities or intimacy because of embarrassment
- Have sagging or cumbersome breasts that cause chaffing
- Have excess fat and tissue development in the chest
- Have developed asymmetry between their breast
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of techniques.
Some patients may only require liposuction techniques if their gynecomastia is predominantly caused by excess fatty tissue. A thin, hollow cannula will be inserted through small incisions. This cannula is then repeatedly moved in a controlled motion to loosen and dislodge excess fat. A vacuum suction will remove the loose fat and restore a contoured and lean appearance to the breasts.
Gynecomastia characterized by excess glandular breast tissue and skin can be corrected with excision techniques. Excision techniques will also be employed if the nipple needs repositioning because of displacement or if the areola needs to be decreased in size. The incision patterns for excision will differ depending on a patient’s unique gynecomastia condition and surgical preference, but they generally encircle the areolas.
What Will My Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Be Like?
After your procedure, bandages or compression garments will be placed on the treated area to reduce swelling, bruising, and irritation that will develop in the following days. Depending on the extent of your treatment, a small, thin tube for draining excess blood and fluid may be placed.
After a week, most patients can return to work. However, it may be several weeks before your plastic surgeon recommends that you resume strenuous or intense physical activities. Each body heals at a unique pace, and your plastic surgeon will give you instructions for your recovery process based on your physical needs.
When Will I See My Gynecomastia Surgery Results?
Although the results of the eliminated tissue are immediate, it may take several months to see the fully healed results of your gynecomastia surgery. Generally, the final results from a male breast reduction will be visible three to six months after surgery. Scars from your incisions will continue to fade over time and are often concealed in the natural contour of the breast.
Interested in Gynecomastia Surgery in Wichita, KS?
Choosing to undergo gynecomastia surgery is an important decision that can transform a man’s personal life for the better. To set up a consultation with Dr. Matthew Conrad and learn about the cost of gynecomastia surgery and your procedure options, please contact us by calling (316) 681-2227 or by filling out our online contact form.
For more information about male plastic surgery, check out our blog about 8 common reasons for men to get plastic surgery.