Male Chest Liposuction (Gynecomastia)
What is male chest liposuction (Gynecomastia)?
Male chest liposuction is a procedure to remove fat in the breast area of a male patient. Fat can also accumulate in the areas under the arms at the lateral portion of the male chest. This can me very bothersome and cause the patient to have to hold their arms away from their sides while walking. Gynecomastia, which is an overgrowth of breast tissue in a male, can also be present in large male breasts. If there is a concern about excessive breast tissue, the patient should undergo a mammogram prior to considering liposuction of the male breast.
How is this liposuction procedure performed?
Male chest liposuction is performed at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic under local tumescent anesthesia. The procedure involves using small punctures in the skin to introduce small cannulas to extract the excess fat. We use techniques that enable us to sculp the chest and remove fat strategically and create the appearance of a more muscular chest wall. Some patients desire this, whereas others simply want the chest wall to be more flat. We incorporate the SmartLipo laser into the procedure, as needed, to improve skin tightening and maximize the results.
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
Most patients experience some discomfort after the procedure for 2-5 days. It is recommended that you rest for 1-2 days after the procedure. You will be wearing a compression garment that will help with the discomfort. Most patients can return to work in 3-4 days. You will have some drainage for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure which is normal. The small punctures that are created to do the surgery will close in a few days.
What kind of results can I expect from the procedure?
Our patients experience noticeable improvement and the procedure gives them confidence to wear clothing that they wouldn’t wear prior to the procedure. They also are more comfortable going to the beach or the pool after the surgery.
What is the cost of the procedure?
The procedure costs vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the size of the patient. The starting cost for male chest liposuction is $5000. Upper and lower abdomen liposuction can be added to the procedure for an additional charge. The areas that can be added are limited due to the required dose of local anesthesia needed to make the patient comfortable. This area of the body can contain moderate fibrous fat and requires higher doses of local anesthesia. The SmartLipo laser also is a great tool when performing this operation.
What are the risks associated with the procedure?
Like all operative procedures there is a risk of infection. But at our facility we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure, but at Atlanta Liposuction we are very precise with the placement of our entry ports and strive to obtain smooth results in all our procedures. There may be some breast tissue present after the procedure, but it will not be as noticeable as prior to the operation.
If you are interested in reducing the size of your breasts and want to look better in your clothing, this may be the solution you have been looking for. We offer complimentary consultations and can provide you with a detailed quote for this procedure. Contact our office for more information!