Gynecomastia Excision (Male Breast Reduction) Baton Rouge
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. It can be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, weight changes, disease, or the use of certain medications. Men of any age can be affected and it can occur in one or both breasts.
What is Gynecomastia Excision?
Gynecomastia excision (male breast reduction) is a surgical procedure that reduces excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin surrounding the breast area. In most cases this is accomplished using a small incision around the edge of the areola to excise the glandular fatty tissue. Often liposuction is combined to contour a leaner more masculine chest. Patients who undergo gynecomastia excision discover greater confidence through a renewed self-image.
During your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
Your surgery will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately two hours or less. Most male breast reduction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for a male breast reduction is about 3-5 days, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 3-5 days, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be avoided for the first four to six weeks following your surgery.