Gynecomastia in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL
Gynecomastia can be an embarrassing condition for men. Gynecomastia refers to enlarged swelling of male breasts, which typically happens during puberty and sometimes does not go away on its own. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers male breast reduction to individuals suffering from gynecomastia in Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.
What is the Male Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure?
Male breast reduction removes excess tissue and fat from the breast. Men suffering from gynecomastia or those desiring a flatter chest appearance may opt for a breast reduction procedure. In Chicago, Dr. Kotis performs breast reduction for both aesthetic and medical purposes.
What are the Techniques Used for Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction procedures in Chicago may be performed using different techniques. Depending on the purpose of the procedure, as well as personal preference, Dr. Kotis may implement the following techniques:
- Liposuction – A liposuction technique can be implemented when fat tissue resides in the chest. Fat tissue may be the result of gynecomastia or from natural factors. Liposuction allows Dr. Kotis to remove the fat tissue in a controlled and focused manner.
- Excision – As opposed to a liposuction approach, an excision technique removes gland tissue, as well as excess skin. Dr. Kotis may use an excision technique for patients desiring areola or nipple work. The areola, or dark area around the nipple, can become stretched from gynecomastia. An excision technique may allow Dr. Kotis to reduce its size.
- Combination – In some procedures, Dr. Kotis can combine both liposuction and excision for desired results. Excess fat can be removed; the nipple repositioned and the areola reduced. Patients may opt for this technique and experience a flatter chest or new body contour.
What is the Recovery for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
The new, flatter chest appearance is not immediately visible. Patients may need to wear bandages for some time after their surgery. They may also be prescribed pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. Once the incisions heal, patients can enjoy a firmer, more masculine chest.
What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction can be life-changing for those suffering from gynecomastia. Gynecomastia sometimes goes away on its own, but often it does not and individuals are left suffering with enlarged breasts. Having gynecomastia is difficult to manage as the swollen breasts are not responsive to diet or exercise and are often difficult to cover with clothing. Male breast reduction can provide the permanent solution to gynecomastia by eliminating the enlarged breast tissue for good. Individuals can experience higher self-esteem, a more masculine appearance and enhanced contours of the body following the procedure.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Chicago, IL?
Male breast reduction offers fantastic results to men suffering from gynecomastia. The cost of the procedure itself can vary depending on the extent of the gynecomastia and individual preferences for the procedure. Our office proudly offers in-office financing and financial options through Prosper® and CareCredit® and accepts payment in the form of cash, credit card, and personal check. Visit our financing page to learn more.
We honor written quote from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers male breast reduction surgery as a safe, permanent solution for men suffering from gynecomastia in Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis and learn more about this wonderful procedure.