Gynecomastia is the medical term for Man boobs. It is a medical condition. It gives men the appearance of enlarged breasts and puffy nipples because of stubborn fatty tissue deposits. Gynecomastia and pseudo gynecomastia are frequent in:
Men who are slightly overweight and have breast enlargement issues
Adolescent boys. Female hormones can overtake male hormones for a period of up to two years.
Users of anabolic steroids or calcium channel blockers can cause it.
Older men due to lowering of testosterone levels
Men. Many medical conditions affect the liver, testes, and kidneys. These conditions often require drugs that promote gynecomastia. You should review this with your GP before considering male breast liposuction.
Men who have overcome bouts of obesity and rapid weight loss
Up to 50% of men in America will develop some form of gynecomastia in their lifetime. It makes it one of the most common liposuction requests from men.
More severe gynecomastia cases may require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results by reducing the glandular breast tissue. Additionally, patients who have stretched, excess skin around the breasts will usually need some form of reconstruction to remove sagging skin. This procedure is called subcutaneous mastectomy.
What is Pseudo gynecomastia?
That is the condition that can be solved with breast fat liposuction. It is the fat that is found between the skin and the glandular tissue. It is easily removed by laser liposuction. Your chest can be sculpted to give a nice and firm pecs definition.
What is Gynecomastia Liposuction?
Male chest liposuction is one of the preferred options to minimize the effects of pseudo gynecomastia. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove fat in the breast area of a male patient.
The procedure uses a combination of tumescent liposuction and laser liposuction to remove fat in the chest area. It is done under local anesthetic and does not require general anesthesia.
A skilled cosmetic surgeon uses a small cannula surgical technique to access the fat lodged between the muscle and the excess breast tissue. The entry point can be through the side of the areola or the armpit. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a solution and a laser to liquefy the fat in the glandular tissue. While extracting the fat, the surgeon performs body sculpting. The laser in the cannula burns the fat cells. The dead cells will be washed away naturally by your body. The procedure encourages the production of new collagen. It will make the skin around the breast look firmer and flat.
The whole gynecomastia treatment takes less than two hours.
Who is a good candidate for Male Breast Liposuction Atlanta?
Ideal candidates for Man Boobs Liposuction surgery using Smartlipo are men who feel self-conscious due to their enlarged male breasts.
Men who are within 30% of their ideal weight.
Men who have localized fat deposits in their breasts that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Men who have firm, elastic skin and excellent muscle tone.
Patients must have realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish for them. During the initial consultation, patients can discuss their expectations with the doctor and develop realistic goals.
Male chest liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. The best candidates for this procedure are at an average, healthy weight for their height.
Pre-operative good health helps ensure that patients recover quickly.
Patients should not be using blood-thinning drugs and not be smokers.
Patients should avoid alcohol or tobacco for at least a week before surgery and during the recovery period.
Who is performing your Gynecomastia liposuction surgery in Atlanta?
Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful surgeries. He is a specialist in contouring bodies using Smartlipo techniques.
Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.
How do I prepare for my male breast reduction surgery?
Do not take thinning drugs like Aspirin and Ibuprofen several days before
Avoid drinking alcohol for at least a week or refrain from smoking
On the day of your surgery, have the breakfast recommended by your doctor
Organize for a person to take you to the clinic and drive you back home
What happens on my Gynecomastia surgery day?
You will have a review of your pre-op tests, including a possible mammogram.
Your surgeon will review the procedure with you and answer last-minute questions.
You receive a mild sedative in the form of oral sedation.
Tumescent liposuction uses local anesthesia. You can talk to the doctor the whole time.
The doctor starts with small incisions in the treatment area.
A three-part fluid is injected in the area: 1) lidocaine to numb the areas avoiding general anesthesia, 2) Epinephrine to constrict your blood vessels to prevent excessive bleeding, 3) a saline solution.
In the same incisions, the doctor will insert a cannula to access the fat cells. The cannula contains a laser fiber. It will burn the fat cells, which eventually will be replaced with new collagen during your recovery period and tighten your skin. The same cannula then extracts the fat through an external suction pump.
The operation takes less than two hours. At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we have the most advanced and safest laser made for liposuction called the SmartLipo Triplex with Thermoguard. This laser has three specific wavelengths that enable our expert surgeons to both melt fat and tighten skin during the operative procedure.
Once the procedure is completed, our staff will fit you with a compression garment and instructions.
You are required to have someone pick you up and drive you home.
Gynecomastia Surgery Before and after
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
Our goal is to provide patients with the best results at the Atlanta Liposuction, the safest techniques, and the least amount of downtime.
Immediately following SmartLipo™ surgery, you’ll notice positive changes in your appearance. It could take up to 6 months for the final results to become evident. Most of our patients recover fully within 4 to 6 weeks. Still, most patients continue to see improvements in how they look for months after the SmartLipo surgery.
We recommend that patients rest for the first 48 hours after SmartLipo surgery. You will likely feel a mixture of numbness, pain, and tenderness in the treated area. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to make you more comfortable during this period. Within a week, the pain or numbing should subside. Within two weeks, many patients can resume most of their routine activities.
Wear Your Compression Garment As Prescribed We’ll provide you with a compression garment that you’ll need to wear 24 hours a day for about one week while the tissues are healing. This garment provides support to the affected region. You can remove the garment to shower, but otherwise, you must wear it both day and night for at least seven days unless the doctor permits you to wear it for fewer hours per day.
Take Prescribed Medication On Schedule Our doctors at the Atlanta Liposuction may prescribe certain medications. Take these according to the prescribed schedule. Pain medication may be optional.
What kind of results can I expect from the male breast procedure?
Our patients experience noticeable improvement immediately. The full benefits of the procedure will be most evident up to six months after the cosmetic surgery.
What is the cost of the male breast reduction procedure?
The procedure costs vary depending on the amount of fat to be removed.
The starting cost for male chest liposuction is $5000. You can also discuss adding other liposuction procedures. You may be a candidate for Lipo 360 and the fat removal of love handles. 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.
If you are interested in reducing your breasts’ size and want to look better in your clothing, this may be the solution for you. We offer complimentary consultations and can provide you with a detailed quote for this procedure. Contact our office for more information!