Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction Surgery – Barrie, Ontario
Gynecomastia Correction is a breast reduction procedure that is performed on males. It is estimated that 65% of teenage boys experience gynecomastia. Most boys outgrow gynecomastia within a few years, but 10% to 15% will carry their problem into adulthood. For these patients a breast reduction procedure is usually the only way to reshape and streamline the chest. Reasons for gynecomastia may include a variety of factors including hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, or the use of certain drugs.
How is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
At our private plastic surgery facility in Barrie (Ontario), Dr. Kenneth Dickie will remove excess fat and glandular tissue from the breast either through the armpit or in the areola. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with liposuction. If the patient has excess fat in the breast and not much evidence of excess glandular tissue, Dr. Dickie may chose to reduce the enlarged male breast tissue using liposuction only.
In rare instances, when large amounts of fat have been removed, excess skin may have to be removed as well.
Read our Male Breast Reduction Guide for more details about what to expect from this cosmetic surgery procedure.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for You?
At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon understands that your sense of well-being is very much associated with how you feel about your looks. You may be an ideal candidate for gynecomastia surgery if your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments and you have maintained a stable weight.
Recovery From Gynecomastia Correction Surgery
The patient may experience discomfort for several days following the breast reduction surgery. Bruising and swelling can be apparent. An elastic garment or pressure binder is used to reduce and flatten the space resulting from removal of the excess breast tissue during the surgery.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) Consultation in Barrie
Please contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickie. During this consultation, risks and complications associated with the Gynecomastia treatment procedure will be discussed. This time will also allow you to view pre- and post-operative photos, and obtain information about any other cosmetic enhancement that you might be considering.
Our state-of-the-art private setting is located in Barrie, Ontario, only a one-hour drive from Toronto.
Before & After
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