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Gynecomastia Treatment in Fredericksburg, VA

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. This condition can result in a feminine chest due to increased growing breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is related to an unknown hormonal issue. It may also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, significant weight gain or loss, or it can be hereditary. Men with this condition generally feel embarrassed, especially when the upper body and chest are exposed, such as at the beach, pool, or the gym. Fredericksburg, VA plastic surgeons Dr. Howard Heppe, Dr. Harold Bautista, and Dr. Pejman Aflaki perform surgical breast reduction for men with gynecomastia. This surgery does have a very high success rate. It is one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries for men at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

How is Gynecomastia Treatment Performed?

A form of liposuction is usually utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. Performed under anesthesia, liposuction removes excess fat from the internal chest region. Afterward, any lax skin will be carefully trimmed away to create a more tightened look, and then the nipple will be placed into a more correct position. This method usually requires an incision close to where the glandular tissue collects. After the fat pockets and excess skin have been appropriately handled, your surgeon will pull and tighten the remaining skin.

What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment?

For most men, gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue, can be bothersome and shameful. To address this concern, male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia treatment) at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg can provide life-changing changes with a number of incredible advantages that include:

  • Gives you a stronger, manlier look
  • Yields a leaner, more chiseled appearance
  • Makes exercise and physical activity easier
  • Heightens self-image and confidence
  • Defines the chest
  • Provides results that are dramatic and long-lasting
  • Reshapes and chisels the chest
  • Releases you from wanting to wear a shirt at the pool or beach
  • Gets rid of unwanted fat tissue in the chest region
  • Short healing time

Five Stars are Not enough for Dr. Aflaki. I did revision rhinoplasty and I cannot thank him enough for such an amazing job he has done. The best decision I made. He is simply the best, number one plastic surgeon.

R.K. Google

I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Bautista and I am so happy that I chose him. I came into the office because one breast was larger than the other. Dr. Bautista examined me and told me what he was able to do which was stitch up the larger breast so gravity wouldn't pull it down so hard after surgery. Nearly 3 months later they are sitting evenly and I'm so happy. The nurses were great as well. I had other medical doctors and they ensured I got a doctor's note to approve the surgery as well as making sure they honor my latex allergy. Everyone was so nice and the process was just so welcoming and amazing. Highly recommend!

T.B. Google

The results have been life changing - Dr. Bautista performed my tummy tuck 4 months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The entire process was significantly easier than I expected, from my first consult to my final post-op appointments. Any questions or concerns that I had during the process were addressed promptly, and the results have been life-changing.

G. RealSelf

Dr. Bautista performed my tummy tuck 4 months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The entire process was significantly easier than I expected, from my first consult to my final post-op appointments. Any questions or concerns that I had during the process were addressed promptly, and the results have been life-changing.

G.H. Google

Dr. Bautista was very thorough and understanding during the entire process. From consult to post-op, it was simple and easy. I have fantastic results with easy access to follow-up care.

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How much does male breast reduction cost?

Gynecomastia is a medical problem that requires an experienced surgeon. This is why we urge you to focus on getting quality results over costs. To help make your surgery fit your budget, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg takes several payment methods and we can also help you find low-interest financing. While surgery for gynecomastia is usually not covered by insurance, it's worth talking to your provider to confirm.

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is caused by a disruption in hormone balance. Typically, gynecomastia is connected to the long-term use of androgens and anabolic steroids. It may also be caused by using illegal drugs, including heroin and marijuana. Gynecomastia might also be caused by some health conditions (for example, hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors) or some medications (highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, anti-anxiety medications, and chemotherapy).

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia occurs in men when there is an overgrowth of breast tissue in the chest, which may cause tenderness, swelling, and pain. Some patients might have false gynecomastia (also known as pseudogynecomastia), so we suggest patients lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise before seeking treatment for gynecomastia. If you still have enlarged breasts when you are at a healthy weight, we can perform a physical exam and tests to diagnose gynecomastia. This may include blood tests, a mammogram, or a biopsy to look for other causes like an infection or the breast tissue (mastitis) or cancer.

Restore your Masculine Chest

If you are frustrated with the effects of gynecomastia, we invite you to contact our office and schedule a one-on-one private consultation with Drs. Heppe, Bautista, and Aflaki to learn about our male breast reduction procedure at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. Once you've had treatment for gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), you can stop hiding your chest at the gym and beach. We have worked with many Fredericksburg, VA men and have enjoyed watching them reestablish their confidence.

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