Gynecomastia, or the enlarged or swollen breast tissue of men, can affect males at all stages of life and can lead to embarrassment and avoidance of situations where your chest may be exposed. If you are experiencing this cosmetic condition, you are not alone, and at Tarola Plastic Surgery we can help restore your masculine contours for a flatter, more natural-looking chest.
Serving the Murfreesboro and Hendersonville areas in Tennessee, Tarola Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Tarola. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how male breast reduction surgery can improve your natural body contours and help restore your self-confidence.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia can affect either one or both breasts, and while it is not necessarily a cause for medical concern, some men may experience pain or tenderness in their breasts. Gynecomastia can be caused by multiple factors, including:
- Hormonal imbalances or changes
- Certain prescription medications
- Recreational drug use
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Certain medical conditions
If you are experiencing pain, swelling, tenderness or enlargement of your breast gland tissue and desire an improved aesthetic, Dr. Tarola and our medical team will listen to your concerns and discuss your treatment options with you.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
This safe and effective procedure removes excess fat and/or tissues in the male breasts to restore flatter, more masculine contours in the upper chest. Individual cases of gynecomastia may vary, with the condition being caused by excess fat, too much breast gland tissue, or both. Dr. Tarola will assess your individual condition to determine which techniques will create the best results for you.
The extent of your procedure will depend on the patient. There are a variety of incision and surgical options depending on the level of correction required, and you will know what to expect prior to your surgery. Incisions will be carefully placed in order to make post-surgical scarring as discreet as possible.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovery can be different for every patient, and a short period of swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort is common but can be easily controlled with medications prescribed to you by Dr. Tarola. Our medical team will monitor your healing and progress and let you know when you can safely return to normal activities in order to help you achieve the best results possible. We will also discuss all relevant safety information as well as any aftercare that may be necessary in order to prevent infection and complications.
Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for male breast reduction.