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MALE SURGERY

GYNECOMASTIA

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Reveal Your True Shape With Male Breast Surgery.

Some men develop enlargement of their breasts due to various medical and environmental reasons. This is called gynecomastia.

It can make you very self-conscious or even avoid situations where you otherwise would be shirtless. Dr.Diamantis is aware of the psychological trauma this condition may have on patients and is eager to help them.

Male breasts are a mixture of fat and breast tissue, similar to a female patient. Surgical treatment may become necessary if the breast is enlarged or causes discomfort. We offer several treatments for males suffering from gynecomastia.

Learn more about treatment options to address gynecomastia.

Causes and Treatment of Male Breast Enlargement (Gynecomastia) in Cleveland, Ohio

Some men can develop enlargement of their breasts due to many reasons. This is called gynecomastia. It can make you very self-conscious or even avoid situations where you otherwise would be shirtless. Male breasts are actually a mixture of fat and breast tissue, similar to a female patient. Surgical treatment may become necessary if the breast enlarge or cause discomfort. We offer several treatments for males suffering from gynecomastia in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Causes

  • One of the first instances of gynecomastia may be seen in newborns. The hormones from the mother (estrogen and progesterone) may stimulate enlargement in the small amount of breast tissue present in both male and female newborns. This generally resolves within a few weeks after birth.
  • One of the most common causes of gynecomastia is puberty. As boys enter and progress through puberty, the fluctuations in hormone levels may alter their physical appearance.
  • Endocrine or hormonal problems may also be a cause of male breast enlargement; however, this is relatively rare. If this is suspected blood tests may be ordered to measure various hormone levels.
  • Certain drugs can also cause gynecomastia. Marijuana and alcohol, if used frequently, may lower testosterone levels. There are many prescription medications that may occasionally cause gynecomastia, most significantly the drugs used to treat prostate hypertrophy.
  •  As with any enlargement or lump that can arise in the body, tumors must be considered a possibility when evaluating a male breast enlargement patient. If a discrete mass or lump is identified on exam, or if the growth is new, then a complete work-up with mammography, ultrasound, or MRI may be indicated.

Treatment

Since several different treatments can be effective in correcting the physical deformity of male breast enlargement, we offer multiple types of treatments for gynecomastia in our Cleveland, Ohio offices. One of the most important factors is the amount of fat in relationship to breast/glandular tissue. If there is a significant amount of loose skin as well, this may also play a role in determining which therapy is recommended. All of the recommended procedures are performed at an outpatient surgery center.

If enlargement is small or mild, then liposuction may be used to treat the deformity. Removal of fatty tissue (adipose) may be easily performed in the office with minimal down time. Drains may not be needed but most patients will have to wear a garment for a brief period of time.

If enlargement is graded moderate, then liposuction may be combined with open removal of excess breast tissue. Most times, ultrasonic liposuction (VaserLiposelection) is used to break up the tissue and help to create skin tightening. Nonetheless, some patients may still need a small incision to remove some of the remaining breast tissue.

In severe cases of gynecomastia or cases of massive weight loss with lots of loose skin, a traditional breast reduction surgery may be recommended. The breast tissue will be removed, the nipple will be adjusted and moved upwards, and the loose skin will tightened.

 

Risks

All surgeries carry some risk of problems afterward. Fortunately, these risks are rare, especially the more significant ones. The most common problems after gynecomastia surgery are skin irregularities, asymmetry, nipple numbness, scarring, residual glandular tissue, healing problems, and pain.

Please contact us to discuss how we can treat your gynecomastia in Cleveland, Ohio.

To receive a free Cosmetic Consultation, call now at 216.227.3333.

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Meet James, 34

"Computer programmer and gamer"

"I look in the mirror, and think; finally I can take my shirt off."

James loves the beach. So much so that he plans to move to Florida in the upcoming year. While he's embraced many parts of beach living, he wasn't a fan of taking his shirt off in public places. So, he sought out treatment with Dr. Diamantis at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery, and now James is thrilled with his new body and can't wait for his move to the Beach.

GYNECOMASTIA

Jame’s Recommended Treatments

1. MALE GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY- to surgically remove misplaced breast tissue and fat from the chest. The goal is to remove unwanted fat while leaving the pectoralis major muscles intact.
2. LOCATION- AAAHC accredited Lakewood office­ Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
3. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS- general anesthesia
4. RECOVERY PERIOD- 7-10 days

“I can’t wait to go to beach… shirtless.” – James

James noticed that his breasts enlarged shortly after puberty. It made him very self-conscious. In fact, James avoided taking off his shirt in public places. This medical condition is called gynecomastia. James is two months out from surgery. He is extremely pleased with the result. He is looking forward to the summer so that he can go shirtless for the first time in over 20 years.

Gynecomastia

Before

Gynecomastia

After

Meet George, 42

" Artist, father and NASCAR enthusiast"

"The staff at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery is so accommodating, they treated me like family. "

George lives an exciting life full of curiosity and adventure. He keeps up on the latest fitness plans and workout programs with his family and closest friends.His appearance is important to him. So, the sudden increase of breast tissue really surprised George. After several days of Internet research, he decided to talk to Dr. Diamantis about gynecomastia.

GYNECOMASTIA

George’s Recommended Treatments

1. VASER LIPO® FOR GYNECOMASTIA-A new minimally invasive technique specifically introduced to treat misplaced breast tissue. Vaser Lipo Selection® is a two prong approach utilizing ultrasound to break apart unwanted fat and breast tissue while tightening loose breast tissue. The remaining breast tissue is easily liposculpture through small innocuous incisions. This innovative technique is much less invasive than traditional gynecomastia surgery.
2. LOCATION- AAAHC accredited Lakewood office Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
3. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS- general anesthesia
4. RECOVERY PERIOD- 3-5 days

“I am thrilled – why didn’t I do this sooner!” – George

George is upset with his "man boobs.” His left breast is larger than the right. Dr. Diamantis planned for this and permanently removed 35cc of breast and fat tissue from the right breast and 95cc from the left. George is thrilled with the results. He's thankful for Vaser Lipo® for gynecomastia. The recovery and incisions were much smaller and easier than traditional breast surgery.

Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia

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