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Male Breast Reduction

From his premiere Baltimore plastic surgery facility, Dr. Summers helps Maryland gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) patients restore a more masculine appearance. Following, the male breast reduction procedure is explained, including goals and recovery times. Breast development in a man, technically known as gynecomastia, is frequently a source of embarrassment. Dr. Summers can perform a variety of different procedures at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center to alleviate this problem. Excess breast tissue can develop at any time after the beginning of puberty. Some young men (teenagers) find that they are unable to participate in social activities without being teased. Even older, self-confident men are prone to dislike the appearance of their chest if excess breast tissue and/or skin is present.

Male Breast Reduction Procedures

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

A male breast reduction procedure at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center can usually be performed through a small incision high in the under-arm. Through this incision, Dr. Summers performs tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction to remove much of the excess tissue. Once healing is complete the scar is usually completely obscured by hair, so there may be no sign that the condition had ever existed.

Occasionally, dense breast tissue is present which cannot be removed by liposuction alone. In this case, an incision around the areola may be utilized to remove some of the excess dense breast tissue. Again, because many men have hair on their chest, this incision may be completely hidden.

In cases where men have experienced significant weight loss and there is excess skin hanging from the chest, a breast reduction procedure may be required to smooth the appearance of the chest. Although the resulting scars may be visible when shirtless, the ability to wear clothing without having folds of skin showing through the clothing presents a reasonable trade-off for many men.

Male gynecomastia breast reduction surgery typically costs between $3,000 – $7,000 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. The variability in price reflects the different breast reduction techniques which Dr. Summers utilizes – the specific technique which will be used for your breast reduction will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.

The fees include all the following: facility fee at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, anesthesia with a board-certified anesthesiologist, surgeon’s fee, and all office visits.

The only other expenses you will incur are pharmacy related for prescription medications (antibiotics and pain medication) and laboratory related for routine blood tests prior to your breast reduction surgery. Patients who are over 40 years of age or who have pre-existing medical conditions will also need to have a medical clearance, which includes an EKG and additional blood tests.

In addition to performing male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Summers offers other body procedures at his Baltimore cosmetic surgery center. Please visit these pages to learn how Dr. Summers helps tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast implants and buttock lift patients.

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