Achieving your weight loss goals can dramatically impact your health and happiness and provide a deep sense of empowerment.
However, sometimes weight loss can make gynecomastia more apparent, resulting in a loss of enthusiasm about your weight loss results. Unfortunately, the only solution to this problem is male breast reduction surgery. Fortunately, however, Dr. Robert Caridi strives to deliver the best male breast reduction after weight loss Austin has to offer. He performs hundreds of such procedures each year, providing patients from all over the country with the best results possible. If excess tissue in your chest is preventing you from fully realizing the benefits of your weight loss journey, male breast reduction in Austin can help you maximize your efforts.
Male breast reduction is the surgical correction of gynecomastia or excess male breast tissue.
While gynecomastia is not directly related to weight, being overweight can worsen the condition. Furthermore, an overly full male chest may stand out more after weight loss. While pockets of stubborn fat can contribute to gynecomastia, you may also have excess glandular and fibrous tissues in your chest. For these reasons, weight loss does not effectively reduce gynecomastia.
Male breast reduction surgery removes excess glandular, fibrous, and fatty tissues to achieve a leaner and more sculpted, masculine appearance. If you have lost substantial weight and have remaining excess tissue in your chest, male breast reduction after weight loss can provide the finishing touch to your journey.
Gynecomastia can have a serious impact on self-confidence and how you interact with the world around you.
Self-consciousness may keep you from engaging in certain social activities and promote emotional conditions like depression or anxiety. Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss offers a permanent solution to gynecomastia and the emotional distress that it causes.
Ideal candidates for male breast reduction after weight loss are at or near their normal BMI percentage and have no health conditions that may complicate surgery or recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Caridi will assess your condition, medical history, and other factors to determine your candidacy for treatment.
Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Caridi may use the standard closed procedure or an open procedure that involves skin removal.
This will depend on your condition and you will have the chance to discuss this with Dr. Caridi prior to your surgery. Once your procedure is complete, Dr. Caridi will close your incisions and dress you in a surgical garment to help support and shape your chest as you heal. As soon as you wake up from surgery, Dr. Caridi will send you home to begin your recovery. Our Austin male breast reduction after weight loss patients should plan to have a close friend or family member available to drive them home after surgery.
Closed gynecomastia surgery involves liposuction and sculpting your chest and removing glandular tissue via an incision around the bottom curve of the nipple. Closed gynecomastia surgery involves very small incisions that result in minimal (almost invisible) scarring. This procedure will not remove excess skin.
Open gynecomastia surgery may be necessary to resolve excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. This technique may also involve repositioning or grafting the nipple-areolar complex after removing extra tissue and loose skin due to weight loss to create a more naturally sculpted appearance. This typically happens in men who have lost more than 100 pounds because the skin simply does not have the elasticity to retract and redistribute itself after tissue removal.
Age also affects skin elasticity, so older patients may need skin excision as part of their procedures. The open approach requires much more skill and experience to perform well. It produces scars across the chest, areolas, and possibly under the arms, and proper placement of the incisions is critical to maximizing your satisfaction and achieving the best results. In many cases, the path forward is obvious.
However, in some cases where patients are in the “grey zone,” Dr. Caridi recommends a closed approach first, with the open approach as a secondary procedure if necessary. The skin can do incredible things! Dr. Caridi will work with you to assess your situation before surgery. If you’ve been told that you need open surgery, please seek a second opinion with a skilled Austin gynecomastia surgery expert like Dr. Caridi. He performs numerous techniques like quilting sutures and wide undermining to assist in skin redistribution during closed gynecomastia, and thus avoid the open approach. Dr. Caridi will not recommend open gynecomastia surgery unless there are no other alternatives.
You can expect your recovery after gynecomastia surgery to be tolerable, especially compared to other surgical cosmetic procedures.
Most of our Austin male breast reduction after weight loss patients report mild to moderate discomfort during recovery and return to work as soon as the following day. Patients who have skin removal can expect a slightly different recovery timetable, which Dr. Caridi will go over during consultation. While you will need to wait several weeks before performing chest exercises, you will be able to resume working out just two weeks after surgery, as long as your incision scars across the chest have successfully healed.
You will need to wear your compression garment for a minimum of four weeks to achieve the best results. Beginning three weeks after your procedure and continuing for several months, you will need to massage your chest several times a day for 20 minutes to encourage your chest tissues to settle smoothly and prevent long-term scar tissue from developing. Dr. Caridi will provide you with detailed instructions regarding caring for your incisions and helping your results develop optimally, as well as when to return for follow-up appointments. See full gynecomastia recovery instructions here or watch this video to know what to expect.
Once healed, you will have a smooth and defined, masculine-looking chest. Dr. Caridi is extremely skilled at providing each patient with the best possible results. Following your breast reduction surgery, you will have the opportunity to view and even feel your excised tissue. For some men, the confirmation that their gynecomastia was real and has been conclusively resolved offers closure to the emotional distress they have endured as a result of gynecomastia.
If you would like to discuss your candidacy for male breast reduction after weight loss, please contact us to schedule your consultation in Austin. Male breast reduction after weight loss with Dr. Caridi offers the highest level of results, drawing in patients from all over the country and beyond. Austin Gynecomastia Center offers virtual consultations for out-of-town patients.
Unfortunately, since gynecomastia poses no health risk and is considered a cosmetic concern, insurance does not cover this procedure.
You will get a direct price quote after you submit your online consultation, and will be quickly gotten back to without having to come into the office. The cost of your procedure will depend on several variables related to your personalized procedure, including anesthesia and the details of your surgery.
At The AGC, we believe no man should have to go through the struggles of gynecomastia alone. The Gynecomastia Brotherhood is all about helping those who suffer from the burden of gynecomastia. Join the Gynecomastia Brotherhood today.
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