Gynecomastia in Chicago, IL
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About Gynecomastia Surgery
Gyecomastia surgery is usually performed when a male patient presents with an excess of breast tissue and possibly skin. Gynecomastia itself applies to the development of excess breast tissue in men. This excess tissue can develop for a variety of reasons, but patients that want to present a more masculine-looking profile are often eager to eliminate as much breast tissue as possible.
Introduction to Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery, therefore, is intended to eliminate male breast tissue and create a more masculine silhouette around the torso. The procedure itself usually consists of several body contouring methods and often includes liposuction.
Once recovery is complete, patients will look significantly more angular and athletic in the right areas, highlighting the masculinity of the torso.
Getting Started on Gynecomastia Surgery
The first step in any treatment of gynecomastia symptoms is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie to discuss your desired results. Consultations take place in Dr. Ogilvie’s Chicago area office. This is also where most of your follow-up care will be conducted. During your consultation, you’ll discuss how gynecomastia surgery may be a good fit for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery (sometimes referred to as a male breast reduction) is specifically designed to address male breast tissue largely due to the significantly different composition (and make-up) of male breast tissue compared to that of a female.
Dr. Ogilvie believes in taking a patient-centered approach to your care, so he will take all of the time necessary to ensure you understand the procedure, the recovery, and the results. If you have questions about whether you’re a good fit for gynecomastia surgery, your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie is the best time to get personalized answers.
Is Gynecomastia Surgery Right For Me?
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery will:
- Be a male patient who wants to eliminate excess tissue from the chest area, usually fat or excess skin.
- Have realistic expectations about what gynecomastia surgery can achieve.
- Be generally healthy enough for surgery.
- Maintain a consistent weight before and after surgery. Putting on or taking off a significant amount of weight after your
The Gynecomastia Procedure
Nearly all gynecomastia surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients are allowed to return home for recovery once the anesthesia effects begin to wane.
A gynecomastia procedure will usually follow these basic steps:
Anesthesia — Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, however, local anesthesia may be used in certain circumstances. You will discuss your anesthesia options with Dr. Ogilvie before your procedure commences.
Incisions — If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fat, incisions may be small–only large enough to facilitate liposuction. If, however, excess skin must be eliminated as well, larger incisions may be required. Additionally, depending on the nipple location, a nipple graft may also be required. The most appropriate approach will be determined by the makeup of your breast tissue (a combination of both approaches is not uncommon).
Recovery And Results
Patients will likely experience bruising and swelling immediately after their gynecomastia surgery. Depending on the extent of the gynecomastia procedure, it may take several weeks for swelling to recede enough to properly evaluate your results. Most gynecomastia patients, however, will quickly notice that their silhouette looks more angular and athletic–meaning that their torsos will look significantly more masculine.
Gynecomastia surgery aims to diminish the appearance of male breast tissue. If you want to know more about what gynecomastia surgery could do for you, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation today.
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