During adolescence, some breast tissue growth is natural in the development process. However, an imbalance of fat and hormones will cause abnormal tissue growth in boys and men and give the appearance of breasts. This is known as Gynecomastia. Males are often embarrassed by the appearance of their chests and don’t feel comfortable being seen without a shirt. Being at a swimming pool or beach causes even more concern so many guys avoid those situations altogether.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! There is a solution in the hands of a skilled physician. Premier Plastic Surgery Center is located in the Charlotte area. During your consultation, Dr. Ferrari will assess and determine optimal solutions for your breast tissue growth concern. He understands you may feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your body, but Dr. Ferrari wants you to have all the information to make an informed decision about Gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia is a condition that affects boys and men and can occur at any age but is usually the result of hormonal changes, such as during puberty. Several factors can exacerbate and affect healthy breast tissue development, such as:
The Gynecomastia condition has several identifying characteristics that clarify if the condition is more than just being overweight. Those characteristics include:
Many men who have Gynecomastia have tried a variety of treatment alternatives before choosing surgery. If your condition continues even after various treatments, you may be a prime candidate for Gynecomastia surgery. Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with Dr. Ferrari during your consultation.
Surgical expectations include:
Charlotte plastic surgeon Dr. Ferrari will provide you with a custom treatment plan with specific pre and post-procedure instructions. You must be committed to adhering to your treatment plan to help prepare your body for surgery and to help heal afterward. During surgery, you will be under general anesthesia.
Most patients just have tiny imperceptible incisions because Dr. Ferrari uses the latest VASER (ultrasonic) Technology to destroy the fat and breast tissue without having to create big scars. The VASER Technology also promotes skin retraction thereby creating a smooth, tight contour. Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll need to have someone to drive you home and possibly help you for a few days.
After surgery, Dr. Ferrari will wrap your chest using a compression garment to diminish swelling and help with the healing process. Depending on the extent of your tissue removal, you may have tubes in your chest to assist with the drainage of excess fluid.
Most Charlotte gynecomstia surgery patients take less than a week off of work. It’s important to give your body time to fully heal with about four weeks of no upper body exercise. The swelling will go down over time, and it could take three to six months for it to dissipate completely.
Enjoy your new level of confidence with a sleeker and firmer chest. You will wonder why you waited so long to have Gynecomastia surgery once you see your new contoured chest. Prepare to be amazed by the dramatic difference. It’s time you feel like you again, finally. Your results are permanent and no further surgery should be necessary as long as you maintain your weight. It is vital to avoid anabolic steroids or other drug use that affects hormone levels. Enjoy the new you as you were meant to be.
Dr. Ferrari strives to deliver the best gynecomstia surgery Charlotte has to offer. He will work with you on a personalized treatment plan to give you the most natural-looking results. You can place your trust and confidence in Dr. Ferrari that he will help bring back your self-confidence and give you the desired results. Schedule your Gynecomastia surgical consultation with Dr. Ferrari today.
Prepubescent boys may receive Gynecomastia surgery. You should understand that it is vital for male breast tissue to finish developing; otherwise, future surgeries may be needed.
Most people may think you have lost weight or been working out but won't necessarily think you have had breast reduction surgery.
It is best to ask your insurance provider to determine coverage. Gynecomastia is considered cosmetic surgery, and most health insurance plans do not cover male breast reduction. Dr. Ferrari does offer affordable payment plans. For more information please visit the financing page.