What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes men to abnormally grow breast tissue. Often, gynecomastia happens because of hormone issues, certain medications, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. This condition can cause frustration or embarrassment in certain situations, such as by the pool or at the gym. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Cuzalina performs male breast reduction for men who suffer from gynecomastia. With a high success rate, gynecomastia is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men.
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What Are the Benefits of GyneCoMastia Treatment?
For most men, gynecomastia, or excessive breast tissue, may be annoying and shameful. To treat this problem, gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction surgery) in Tulsa, OK at Tulsa Surgical Arts can offer life-altering improvements with many amazing perks like:
- Gives you a stronger, masculine vibe
- Defines the pec muscles
- Frees you from needing to wear a shirt at the pool or beach
- Reshapes and chisels the chest
- Makes working out and physical activity more accessible
- Provides enhancements that are noticeable and long-lasting
- Downtime is brief
- Takes out unwanted fat tissue in the chest area
- Heightens self-image and confidence
- Yields a slimmer, stronger appearance
Is Gynecomastia Treatment Right For You?
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, but nothing seems to work, gynecomastia can help reduce excess breast tissue. Additionally, gynecomastia can help men who have stretched skin after dramatic weight loss. During your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina, he will assess your condition, set realistic expectations, and determine if this surgery is right for you. If we think you have an underlying reason for breast development, such as a hormone imbalance or thyroid issue, we may recommend seeing your primary physician first. Teenage males may also undergo this surgery, but it could require follow-up surgeries later in life.
How Is GyneCoMastia Surgery Performed?
At the beginning of your treatment, Dr. Cuzalina administers general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. During your surgery, we use liposuction to help reduce unwanted fat. Liposuction helps eliminate excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Next, we excise any loose or wrinkled skin and reposition the areola and nipple so it looks more proportionate. In most cases, this technique requires a small incision near the glandular tissue, and we will determine the incision type at the time of your consultation. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been removed, Dr. Cuzalina will pull together the remaining skin.
What Should Patients Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Following your gynecomastia surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment, which will support the chest and minimize swelling, bleeding, or bruising. If we used a reconstructive approach during the surgery, you may need a small tube to help drain the fluid. Right after your surgery, you should see a dramatic difference. Most men feel extremely satisfied with their new appearance. To ensure you heal properly, we will provide detailed, post-treatment instructions that outline how to properly care for your incisions. However, once your incisions heal, scarring is barely visible. With your new results, Dr. Cuzalina can help you determine when it's okay to start exercising again so you can complement your exciting results.
Gynecomastia Treatment FAQ
How much does male breast reduction cost?
Excessive male breast tissue (gynecomastia) is a medical problem that is best handled by an experienced surgeon. For this reason, Dr. Cuzalina urges you to focus on getting quality results over costs. To make your surgery fit your budget, Tulsa Surgical Arts takes several payment methods. We can also help you find low-interest medical financing. While male breast reduction is typically not covered by health insurance, it is worth contacting your insurer to check.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by a disruption in hormone balance. In most cases, gynecomastia is linked to the long-term use of androgens and anabolic steroids. It may also be caused by using illegal drugs, like marijuana or heroin. Gynecomastia may also be caused by some medical conditions ( hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors) or some medications ( for example, highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, anti-anxiety medications, and chemotherapy ).
How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia occurs in men when there is an overgrowth of breast tissue in the chest, which may cause swelling, tenderness, and pain. Some patients might have false gynecomastia (also known as pseudogynecomastia), so Dr. Cuzalina suggests patients to try to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise before seeking treatment for gynecomastia. If you have excess breast tissue when you are at a healthy weight, Dr. Cuzalina will perform an examination and tests to diagnosis gynecomastia. This might include blood tests, a mammogram, or a biopsy to rule out other causes like breast cancer and mastitis (infection of the breast tissue).
Restore your Masculine Chest
Don't let the side effects of gynecomastia affect your self-esteem or hinder your lifestyle. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we invite you to call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cuzalina to learn more about male breast reduction. During your appointment, he will create a personalized treatment plan and discuss the costs or financing. After undergoing treatment for gynecomastia, you can stop hiding your chest at the gym and beach. We have worked with many Tulsa, OK men and have enjoyed helping them regain their confidence.