Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Male Breast Reduction to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gynecomastia, or localized fat and/or excess glandular tissue in the breasts, accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders. And while it's not a serious medical problem, it can lead to humiliation and insecurity for men in Mississippi and throughout the United States. If you're suffering with this condition, consider having male breast reduction, or gynecomastia treatment, with Dr. Richard A. Pecunia in Hattiesburg. Male breast reductions can reconstruct the contour of the chest, restoring your self-confidence and eliminating the insecurity associated with gynecomastia.
As a plastic surgeon who is board-certified to perform male breast reduction, Dr. Pecunia offers sensitive and compassionate care to gynecomastia patients from Forrest County, Lamar County and beyond. If you're interested in learning more about male breast reductions, please contact our Hattiesburg office today to set up your individual consultation.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Male breast reduction generally begins with an incision on the edge of the nipple or in the underarm area, cutting excess fat, tissue and skin away. Frequently, men who undergo treatment for gynecomastia in Hattiesburg will require a blend of surgery and liposuction. If your breasts consist mostly of excess glandular tissue, Dr. Pecunia will cut the tissue out with a scalpel. However, if it's mostly fatty tissue, liposuction will be used. The incision site will then be covered with a dressing, and you will be given a chest wrap to keep the skin in place.
Male breast reduction procedures typically take place in a doctor's office, hospital or surgical facility on an outpatient basis. The operation usually lasts about an hour and a half.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Before considering gynecomastia surgery with us in Hattiesburg, it's important to make sure that your breast development has stabilized. In addition, if your enlarged breasts are caused by taking certain medications, steroids or drugs, you may not be a good candidate for the procedure. Also, if you're overweight or obese, Dr. Pecunia may recommend that you try to lose weight with diet and exercise before resorting to a male breast reduction. However, if you are a healthy male with fairly elastic skin, you may be a good candidate for the gynecomastia treatment.
What Kind of Post-Operative Care Can I Expect?
Gynecomastia patients experience some swelling and discomfort after their male breast reduction. Dr. Pecunia can prescribe medication to control any discomfort, and he will provide you with an elastic pressure garment to wear for up to two weeks that should reduce swelling.
While you're encouraged to walk around immediately following surgery and permitted to return to work within a few days, you'll want to refrain from heavy exercise, sexual activity or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest for a few weeks. Your stitches will be removed within two weeks of your male breast reduction in Hattiesburg. If you experience any adverse side effects, such as shortness of breath, chest pains or unusual heartbeat, contact Dr. Pecunia's office immediately.
What are the Typical Results of Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction patients are typically very happy with their results. They can now remove their shirts without fear of shame or embarrassment. One of the best resources to determine if this procedure is for you is our collection of Hattiesburg gynecomastia before and after pictures. These male breast reduction before and after pictures show real patients who have experienced this life-changing procedure.
What are Hattiesburg Male Breast Reduction Costs?
Due to the individual nature of each gynecomastia procedure, Hattiesburg male breast reduction prices vary. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to set up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pecunia, who will discuss pricing and other aspects of the procedure with you.
At the office of Dr. Pecunia, he and his staff are committed to helping gynecomastia patients achieve their cosmetic goals. We are proud to offer male breast reduction to residents of Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding communities. Please contact us today and discover why Dr. Pecunia and his team of professionals have built a reputation for compassionate, meticulous care.
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