Chiseling the Marble: Understanding Gynecomastia Surgery

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: April 25, 2023
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Gynecomastia is the overdevelopment of glandular tissue in the chest of men. While not dangerous, gynecomastia can lead to some undesirable chest aesthetics. This may make some men uncomfortable and consider male breast reduction surgery. Let’s dive into understanding what gynecomastia is and if treatment is right for you.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Various things can cause gynecomastia, and certain causes can overlap. The increased development of glandular tissue in the chest can be caused by old age, hormone imbalances, certain illicit drugs, medications, health conditions, and continued imbalanced nutrition. Due to the delicate nature of hormonal balances, it can be difficult to pinpoint an exact cause.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic surgery performed to remove fat, glandular tissue, and potentially loose skin from a man’s chest. The procedure is commonly done through liposuction but may require small incisions depending on the structure of the gynecomastia. 

Does Gynecomastia Return?

After a procedure is completed, no fat or glandular tissue can return. However, you will need to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle to maintain your gynecomastia surgery results. This will ensure your chest remains the same as after the procedure.

How Much Does it Remove?

Gynecomastia surgery removes all desired tissue to help you sculpt your desired chest. No undesired tissue will remain through the use of liposuction and small incisions. This helps the muscles underneath develop the tone you are seeking.

Is the Surgery Painful?

Depending on the patient's specific needs, the surgery process is completed while under local or general anesthesia. There will be no pain during the procedure. However, recovering from the procedure could include tenderness, swelling, and discomfort. This should go away with time and can be helped with over-the-counter medications. Our team recommends using a compression garment for the swelling.

Chiseling Your Chest With Advanced Cosmetic Surgery

Having gynecomastia can be distressing for men who are attempting to achieve a certain aesthetic. That’s exactly why Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Leawood, KS, offers gynecomastia surgery. When you need a surgeon with the eyes of an artist to achieve the dream body you deserve, then you need Dr. Levi Young. So contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 today!

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