Gynecomastia in Lexington, KY
At Dowden Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden treats gynecomastia with surgical intervention by removing excess fat and glandular tissue to produce a flatter and firmer chest for men in Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term used for enlarged male breasts. There are several causes of gynecomastia, such as being overweight, using certain types of medications or hereditary reasons. Gynecomastia affects about 60% of the male population, and can manifest during puberty or later in life. It is a source of embarrassment and psychological pain for many males, causing them to feel isolated and lack of self-confidence.
Dr. Dowden has been successfully practicing plastic surgery since 1976. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Dowden to see if surgical intervention is an option for you. Dr. Dowden will go over the benefit of surgery and any possible risks associated with it. Surgery for gynecomastia is usually done on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia. If you need a more extensive surgery, you’ll have to have the surgery in the hospital under general anesthesia with an overnight stay.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
- Feel comfortable revealing your chest contours, clothed or unclothed.
- Gain more social confidence.
- Enjoy permanent results.
Your Gynecomastia Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Dowden will examine you and review your medical history. He will then determine if surgical intervention is an option for you. Since being overweight can cause gynecomastia, he may recommend that you lose a certain amount of weight to see if that will correct the problem. If you drink excessive amounts of alcohol or use marijuana, he may not perform the surgery because these substances may cause gynecomastia when taken with certain types of medications. Before being considered for surgical intervention, you’ll be asked to refrain from drinking and using marijuana to see if the condition resolves.
The Gynecomastia Procedure
Male breast reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision.
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Due to Gynecomastia?
You may be a candidate for male breast reduction for gynecomastia if:
- You are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts.
- You experience physical discomfort because of your breasts.
- You have first tried diet and exercise to reduce your breast size.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Cost in Lexington?
Gynecomastia treatment prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about male breast reduction for gynecomastia, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.