Gynecomastia/Male Chest Reduction
Flatten and Enhance Chest Contours
Gynecomastia Surgery in Fargo, ND
Gynecomastia is an enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in men. This is commonly caused by an imbalance between the hormones, estrogen and testosterone. There are many conditions that can cause gynecomastia including:
- Lack of proper nutrition
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
Although rarely discussed, gynecomastia is quite common, affecting approximately 50% of the male population. Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours, creating a more masculine look. Male chest reduction surgery is a safe, effective solution for reshaping the male chest, trimming away excess fat, and breast tissue. Surgery can occur in two different forms: liposuction to remove fatty tissue, and/or surgical excision removing skin, breast tissue, and fat.
As a result of surgery, clothing may fit better, social comfort is restored, and the overall quality of life may be improved.
Who are good candidates for gynecomastia surgery?
The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are healthy men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments and whose breast development has stabilized.
What are the risks to gynecomastia surgery?
All surgical procedures carry some risk and gynecomastia surgery is no different. As with any procedure, infection is a risk. Usually this is adequately treated with antibiotics or, rarely, may require a second procedure to drain the infected area.
When will I see results from surgery?
While the chest will appear more masculine and lean right away, full results will not be visible until after all swelling has subsided, usually within four months. Patients should refrain from drugs and excessive alcohol consumption as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle to see best results.
How long is the recovery from gynecomastia surgery?
Minor discomfort, bruising, soreness and tenderness are all to be expected from major surgery, though these symptoms are well-managed through the pain medications prescribed. Most patients can expect to return to their normal routine within two weeks of surgery.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost in North Dakota?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery can vary. After your consultation with Dr. Adams, we will provide a detailed cost estimate, and will also discuss payment methods, scheduling, and financing options. In general, price shopping for surgery isn’t recommended. It is best to choose a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with, trust, and one that has the proper training from an accredited plastic surgery training program. Visit our Financing & Fees page to learn more.