Male “breast” development or fullness is known as gynecomastia. Although it may seem strange, this condition is actually fairly common in men of all ages. It can result from hormonal imbalance, weight gain, or genetics.

Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery

You should consider a male breast reduction from Allegany Plastic Surgery if you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your chest due to enlarged breast tissue. Candidates must be in good health and be within their ideal weight range. To be a successful candidate, you should hold realistic expectations and know what your goals are when it comes to improving your gynecomastia.

What Happens During Gynecomastia Surgery?

A gynecomastomy, which eliminates the unwanted tissue collections, is an outpatient procedure that avoids open incisions and scars. Instead, liposuction is used with a thin cannula to remove excess fatty tissue. The procedure is performed while under sedation or anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable during the process. Patients need only a single day spent ‘out of commission,’ and most can resume full fitness and exercise routines in 2 weeks.

After treatment, Most patients notice a significant flattening of the chest as well as a “shrinkage” of the areola. Due to swelling after surgery, it might take several weeks for your true results to become noticeable. After this time, patients report feeling more comfortable showing their chest and see an increase in their self-confidence.

Your Consultation

If you feel uncomfortable with your body due to enlarged breasts, consider taking the first steps to having a flatter chest with a gynecomastia surgery consultation. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule a confidential consultation, and we will be happy to answer your questions and discuss all aspects of the procedure with you. We serve many patients in Morgantown, WV and the Cumberland and Hagerstown areas.  Visit our blog page for more information!