Gynecomastia in Fredericksburg, VA
We don’t often think of men when we think breast surgery, but there are many men who could benefit from surgical attention to the breast area. Dr. R. Shane Palmer offers gynecomastia surgery for men in Washington, D.C., Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breast tissue is enlarged to the point that it appears there is a breast bud present (which there in fact is). For many men, it can feel awkward or uncomfortable to remove a shirt, such as at the pool or in the gym.
Gynecomastia is often present in young men, as related to puberty but it is also seen in older men for a variety of reasons.
What is the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in Fredericksburg, VA?
The cost of male breast reduction surgery starts at $3,000. After your consultation, we can provide you with a personalized quote for your procedure. Surgical Arts of Virginia accepts payment by cash, personal check, money order and credit card. We also work with CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending as financing options for our patients.
What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?
The primary benefit of gynecomastia surgery for men is to restore a masculine shape to the chest area.
Is Gynecomastia Surgery Right for Me?
If you are a man who has tried to reduce your breasts with exercise and had little success, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction. Gynecomastia can affect men of any age. In older men, certain medical conditions should be ruled out first prior to treatment.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
- Lipodystrophy. This is simply too much fat. This is addressed with liposuction.
- Ptosis. This is a condition in which the skin and accompanying nipple have become so lax that they descend below a normal position. They are often associated with the lipodystrophy. The treatment is a surgical lift with or without liposuction.
Male breast reduction treatment is quite straight forward and, if done correctly, should result in a scarless improvement. Dr. Palmer removes the enlarged breast tissue immediately below the nipple.
What is Male Breast Reduction Recovery Like?
If your enlarged breasts are due to excess fat that requires liposuction alone, recovery is relatively short. The chest may feel tender and you may experience some swelling. For ptosis, the recovery can be longer because the incisions and tissues need additional time to heal.
If you are looking for a way to eliminate your male breasts, learn more about gynecomastia surgery at Surgical Arts of Virginia for men in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and nearby communities in Virginia. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.