Gynecomastia Surgery Michigan Specialists
Gynecomastia Surgery is a safe and effective treatment which removes excess fat and glandular tissue from a man’s chest, resulting in a more natural and masculine appearance. Gynecomastia can considerably affect a man’s confidence and self-esteem. Here at SurgeonGate, you can learn about the causes of male breast development and work with one of our specialized gynecomastia surgeons in Michigan. Request a consultation below or call us at 855-248-2220.
What Can Gynecomastia Surgery Treat?
- Inflamed mammary glands in men due to a hormonal imbalance
- Swollen mammary glands caused by the use of anabolic steroids
- Excess hypertrophy or fat tissue in a man’s lower chest area
Where can I get Gynecomastia Surgery in Michigan?
Contact SurgeonGate to meet with one of our experienced gynecomastia surgeons today. Feel free to give us a call if you would like to speak with a specialist about your goals or just get some advice on your options. Gynecomastia surgery is one of the safest cosmetic procedures and provides many benefits to men suffering from the condition. A more defined chest can make you feel more confident, masculine, and professional.
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How much does gynecomastia surgery Cost in Michigan?
The average patient spends $5,500 to treat gynecomastia in Michigan. Depending on the type of tissue that needs to be removed, it can range up to $6,500. Every patient is unique and requires a diverse amount of resources to treat. Some patients may need liposuction in the chest while others may have glands removed. Most plastic surgeons understand that a procedure can be expensive and for this reason, offer financing options such as CareCredit to help cover the cost of your surgery.
How is gynecomastia surgery performed?
An incision is made around the areola and excess fat and glandular tissue are removed. The incision creates a scar that is extremely discreet and often invisible after healing. There are also techniques that include a scar under the armpit or a very small incision around the areola. When gynecomastia is caused by excess fat tissue, it is a pseudo-gynecomastia type also called adipomastia (lipomastia). In this case, treatment relies on liposuction of the chest.
When the gynecomastia is of glandular origin (genuine gynecomastia), treatment will involve the surgical removal of the mammary gland. There are multiple ways to remove the gland as well. Before the surgery, your surgeon will examine the quality of your skin and determine the best route.
If the skin is sufficiently elastic, the removal of the mammary gland is made by a short incision on the periphery of the areola. The scars are therefore very discreet and diminish naturally. If the patient has excess skin accompanied by a lack of elasticity, the removal is performed with horizontal incisions in addition to the incisions around of the areola. The length of the horizontal incisions differs depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed.
Once complete, a modeling bandage is put in place which aids in the attenuation and prevention of edemas and bruising. Properly caring for your incisions is the most important factor in preventing permanent scarring.
An experienced gynecomastia surgeon is necessary for a balanced correction that will you happy and confident in your skin. If an inexperienced surgeon performs an excessive correction, which is quite common, it will lead to a sunken a depressive appearance around the nipple which you may have witnessed in other men. In some cases, the treatment may involve both glandular ablation and the liposuction of excess fat. In this case, it is the surgeon’s training in gynecomastia surgery and surgical dexterity which will provide a balanced correction and thus a natural and aesthetic outcome. A few months after the operation when all swelling has subsided, the final results will show. Nevertheless, a drastic improvement will be immediately noticeable after surgery.
How long is the recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery?
Men can return to work or school 5-7 days after gynecomastia surgery. The exact time of your recovery depends on the extent of your surgery and the technique used.
The simplest recovery is in patients whom their treatment consisted only of liposuction. These patients are typically back to work in 4-5 days and provided with a compression garment to wear for 2-3 weeks. The garment is typical of any liposuction recovery as it helps prevent swelling and bruising.
For those who had glandular tissue removed, the recovery is similar, although patients regularly experience a bit more bruising and swelling. Typically, men return to work or school within 7 days of their treatment. In both cases, patients must wait a few weeks before they can gradually begin engaging in strenuous exercise again. Patients should avoid direct chest exercises for about 3 to 4 weeks.
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What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia corresponds to a swelling of the mammary gland in men. Just like women, men have mammary glands located under the nipples. When the mammary gland swells, treatment must be administered quickly and efficiently as cysts and fibro-adenomas may occur. In cases where the patient has waited years before a diagnosis, gynecomastia surgery to remove the gland is often the only way to restore an aesthetically masculine chest. Gynecomastia frequently develops during adolescence and the symptoms disappear after a few months for 90% of men.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance between estrogen-like hormones which stimulate the mammary gland, and androgens that slow down this proliferation. Thus, gynecomastia can be linked to an increase in the level of estrogen hormones or to a lowering of androgen-like hormones, often testosterone in particular. Gynecomastia can be confused with lipomastia, which corresponds to an increase of the volume of fat around the nipples, without an increase of the volume of the mammary gland itself.
Some gynecomastia persists after adolescence and is therefore present in adult men. This represents 25% of adult cases of gynecomastia. On the medical side, it often does not have much cause for concern but it can be inconvenient aesthetically. With that being said, there are certain diseases and cancers, which on rare occasion, can trigger the development of gynecomastia.
What drugs or medications cause gynecomastia?
Studies show that 25% of gynecomastia cases are caused by prescription medication, drugs, or the use of anabolic steroids. Steroid use is a common cause of gynecomastia in bodybuilders, since testosterone levels are significantly impacted with long term use. A number of drugs have the side effect of causing breast growth in men. These drugs include estrogens, spironolactone, neuroleptics, protease inhibitors, chemotherapy drugs and inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase.
To conclude, gynecomastia is a physiological and sometimes pathological condition affecting men of different ages. In the case of pathological gynecomastia, several causes can be found but sometimes the medical investigations have no conclusive results and the cause remains unexplained. When performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon, it makes it very possible for one to achieve a natural and masculine looking chest.