Liposuction is almost always utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. With the patient safely under general anesthesia, liposuction reduces excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Next, any skin showing laxity will be removed to create a more tightened appearance, and then the areola and nipple will be placed into a proper position. In most cases, this method requires a small incision close to where the glandular tissue collects. Once the fat and loose skin have been removed, Dr. Schoemann will pull and tighten the remaining skin.
What to Expect
Following your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be secured with a medical garment to help decrease bruising and swelling. In advanced cases where a reconstructive method was used, a drainage tube may be placed to assist with fluid. The results following male breast reduction surgery are immediately noticeable and most patients are extremely satisfied with the physical change. The incisions made during treatment take several weeks to heal and scarring is typically very limited. You will need to wait for permission from Dr. Schoemann to engage in exercise and strength training following your procedure, but both will help to complement and help maintain your results.
Restore Your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to schedule a private consult with board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Schoemann to learn more about our male breast reduction surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. After treatment for male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), you can stop covering up your chest at the gym and pool. We have worked with many Encinitas, CA men and have enjoyed watching them reclaim their confidence.
Contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schoemann today at (760) 487-2520 or by filling out our online form.