Male Breast Reduction
Conveniently serving Jefferson City
Regain Your Confidence
Gynecomastia is a condition that occurs in men that causes the breasts to become enlarged, creating the appearance of “man” boobs. Gynecomastia cannot be addressed through dieting or exercise. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Howard offers gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, in Jefferson City to help men reshape their chest contours.
Why Undergo a Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is an ideal option for when non-surgical treatment methods have all proven ineffective. If lifestyle changes have not managed to reduce the excess tissue, gynecomastia can immediately and effectively correct the issue.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
You may be a candidate for male breast reduction if you are a man who has excessively large breasts. This procedure may also be helpful to men who have excess or sagging tissue in the chest area after losing a large amount of weight. Male breast reduction is intended to give the patient a flatter chest with a more masculine contour.
If you do not use anabolic steroids, consume alcohol, or use cigarettes or marijuana, you may undergo male breast reduction surgery; the aforementioned activities have been linked to the development of gynecomastia. Healthy male patients with a relatively normal weight and realistic expectations are suitable candidates for the operation.
Male Breast Reduction Preparation
Dr. Howard will perform a medical evaluation and lab testing to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Howard, you must discuss your lifestyle and medical history. Prepare to ask questions about the procedure and to discuss your goals for the surgery.
How Male Breast Reduction Surgery Is Performed
The gynecomastia procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia but can be done with sedation and local anesthesia. Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. Excess skin may also be excised.
You will go home several hours after surgery. A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually indicated for a week or two after surgery. To alleviate discomfort, pain medications are usually prescribed. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for 3-5 days after surgery.
Male breast reduction surgery has long-term results in the majority of cases. Hormonal changes, drug or steroid use, and weight gain can cause gynecomastia to come back. Dr. Howard can provide you with more information on how to preserve the results of your operation.
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Dr. Howard was more understanding and sincere, than other doctors. I didn’t feel like ‘just another person’. Very comforting.A.B.
Potential Male Breast Reduction Risks
The specific risks and the suitability of male breast reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The price of male breast reduction varies based on the specific techniques Dr. Howard determines are necessary to best achieve your aesthetic goals. Once your treatment plan has been created, all associated costs will be reviewed with you.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Male Breast Reduction
Call Barbara Howard, M.D. at (573) 635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation for male breast reduction in Jefferson City, .