Gynecomastia—the presence of excess and unwanted tissue on the chest—is a condition that impacts many men, causing discomfort and embarrassment. This condition, also called man boobs, has many causes, including heredity and hormones. It can affect men at any phase of life, although gynecomastia is most likely to occur at puberty and later in life. Contrary to what many people might think, gynecomastia is not related to obesity, although it is possible to suffer from both. Fortunately, Dr. Adam C. Augenstein offers a simple male breast reduction procedure to provide relief for Charlotte, NC, men.
Are You a Candidate?
The best candidates for any cosmetic procedure are those who are in good physical and mental health and over the age of 18. Ideal candidates for a gynecomastia are men with excessive breast or fatty tissue in their chest. Patients who find themselves bothered by the condition should schedule a consultation with Dr. Augenstein to determine whether they are an ideal candidate.
Women can learn more about female-focused breast reduction by Dr. Augenstein.
How You’ll Benefit
A mommy makeover allows you to combine 2 or more surgeries at one time. This has several benefits, including consolidating multiple procedures into a single surgery and recovery period, reducing your exposure to anesthesia, and achieving more dramatic results quicker. It can also be financially beneficial, since you’ll only pay fees such as anesthesia and facility fees once.
What Can I Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery?
Prior to your procedure, we will provide a list of pre-procedure instructions, including details like avoiding certain over–the–counter and herbal medicines leading up to surgery. We will also walk our patients through each aspect of the procedure and recovery during the consultation, answering any questions.
Depending on each patient’s unique needs, we will either use a local or general anesthetic for this outpatient procedure. While the patient is sedated, the surgeon utilizes liposuction to remove excess fat. If the patient needs to have breast tissue or skin removed, the surgeon will excise the tissue. Sometimes, a combination of liposuction and excision are used to remove both fat and breast tissue.
During the consultation, Dr. Augenstein will discuss any possible scarring as a result of your gynecomastia procedure. Typically, the incision size is limited and there may be a scar near the areola or near the armpit or chest depending on the amount and location of liposuction needed during the procedure. However, such effects are minor and following the procedure, patients will experience renewed confidence at the beach, pool, and other warm weather occasions that call for a swimsuit.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Because each gynecomastia procedure is customized to the patient’s needs, the time for recovery may differ from patient to patient. Following the procedure, patients should have a friend or family member present to drive them home. We provide a prescription for any necessary pain medications, although pain is usually minimal. On average, patients take a few days off work or arrange to work from home following a gynecomastia procedure. We will provide a thorough list of aftercare instructions and answer any questions both before and after the procedure.
Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
In Charlotte, gynecomastia surgery costs vary depending on the amount and type of tissue that needs to be removed, which determines other factors including the length of the procedure. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs of the procedure. Typically, insurance companies are not willing to cover the cost of a male breast reduction procedure.
From Our Clients
“Adam C. Augenstein, MD is down to earth, very modest, and personable. He is extremely attentive to details and has the utmost consideration when operating and caring for all his patients so all experience the highest-level care and safety.”
“Phenomenal facility, staff, and Adam C. Augenstein, MD was amazing! He listened to my concerns and created the game plan for treatment. He made me feel as though my concerns mattered and he wasn’t trying to just sell me on more surgery.”
“I love my plastic surgeon! Adam C. Augenstein, MD is top notch! I am so happy with my legs, even with the swelling! I went in on February 9, 2016, after a year of back and forth wondering if I should or not, but I finally did it and I am thrilled!”
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