Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction) Near Washington DC
Located in Lanham, MD, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers the following plastic surgery procedures to the residents of Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
More than 65 percent of all male breast disorders are a result of gynecomastia, or localized fat and/or excess glandular tissue in the breasts. And often times, this is a big source of embarrassment and humiliation for men. Fortunately, a male breast reduction can remove the excess tissue, reconstruct the contour of the chest, and restore your self-confidence immediately.
If you’re interested in learning more the procedure, or if you’d like to discuss male breast reduction costs, please give us a call today. Dr. Banks is more than happy to discuss your situation with you, and she can even provide you with some male breast reduction before and after pictures to aid in your decision.
How is a Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Male breast reduction surgery involves both surgery and liposuction procedures, depending on the type of tissue that needs to be removed. If your breasts consist mostly of excess glandular tissue, for example, Dr. Banks will cut the tissue out with a scalpel. If it’s mostly fatty tissue, on the other hand, she will use liposuction instead.
Dr. Banks will begin with an incision on the edge of the nipple or in the underarm area, cutting excess fat, tissue and skin away. Once the surgery is complete, she will cover the incision site with a dressing and apply a chest wrap to keep skin in place.
How Do I Know if a Male Breast Reduction is Right for Me?
The best candidates for male breast reduction are those who have a stable body weight, fairly elastic skin, and who want to get rid of the excess fatty tissue around their breasts. If you’re overweight or obese, you should make every effort to lose weight with diet and exercise before resorting to surgery. To see some results, check out our gallery of male breast reduction before and after pictures.
Sometimes, enlarged breasts are caused by taking certain medications, steroids or drugs. If that is the case, you’ll want to discuss that with your surgeon prior to the procedure, as you may not be a good candidate for male breast reduction.
What Type of Post-Operative Male Breast Reduction Care Can I Expect?
Swelling and some discomfort are common following your male breast reduction procedure, but this can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by your doctor. You will also have to wear an elastic pressure garment for up to two weeks to help reduce swelling. Stitches will be removed at the two-week mark as well.
After surgery, you are encouraged to walk around immediately and you’ll be able to return to work within a few days. However, refrain from any strenuous exercise, sexual activity or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest for a few weeks.
What are Male Breast Reduction Costs?
Male breast reduction prices are based on each individual’s needs and goals, so it’s best to discuss that with the doctor during your initial consultation. Give us a call today and a member of our helpful staff would be happy to set up with appointment for you, or answer any additional questions you may have.
Dr. Banks and her friendly, skilled team at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, work to create a comfortable atmosphere and give patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities, the best care and quality of work available in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Please visit Dr. Banks™ Lanham, MD office before embarking on your surgical journey, because your trust and comfort with us is of the utmost importance.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more