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An embarrassing condition for many men, gynecomastia causes enlarged male breasts. When this occurs, a simple gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Kotis in Chicago can remove the excess volume and restore a masculine chest. Gynecomastia isn't a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition in life and work. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed in shirtless situations such as the gym or beach.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia appears when testosterone decreases and estrogen increases. This hormonal imbalance can develop for a number of reasons resulting in the need for gynecomastia surgery Chicago. The cause of this decrease can be conditions that block the effects of or reduce testosterone or a condition that increases your estrogen level. Several things can upset the hormone balance, including medication, natural hormone changes, drugs and alcohol and even herbal products.

The most common causes include:

  • Hormonal changes during puberty

  • Certain medications

  • Street drugs and alcohol

  • Liver failure and cirrhosis

  • Hyperthyroidism

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More men are having male breast reduction Chicago than ever before.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men now account for 40% of breast reductions each year.

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The Benefits

Gynecomastia Surgery Chicago

  • Restore a flat, firm and masculine chest

  • Relieve embarrassment associated with enlarged male breasts

  • Exercise and engage in physical activity with ease

  • Improve your overall quality of life

Gynecomastia Before & After Photos

Gynecomastia Surgery Chicago
Gynecomastia Surgery Chicago

Are You A Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for male breast reduction (gynecomastia) have excess fatty tissue in their chests that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Men should be in good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations for the results of surgery. Ideal candidates have firm skin with good elasticity and will usually have the best outcome because their skin conforms well to the chest muscles after reduction. If you suffer from gynecomastia, it’s important to know that diet and exercise are rarely effective – gynecomastia surgery Chicago is a necessary step. In general, you will be considered an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are at a stable and healthy weight
  • Have good skin elasticity that can withstand stretching for the procedure

The Gynecomastia Procedure

What to expect during your male breast reduction Chicago with Dr. Kotis:

Dr. Kotis offers three distinct approaches during his Chicago male breast reductions and all of them are done under general anesthesia. The one he uses for your procedure will depend on your personal preferences, skin quality and the nature of your breast tissue.


Liposuction

If your breasts are composed primarily of fatty tissue – and you have good skin elasticity – liposuction may be an ideal solution.

Through small incisions in the chest area, Dr. Kotis will insert a thin, hollow tube called a cannula. He will move the device back and forth to break up and remove unwanted fat, and reshape your chest contours.

Excision

If your breasts feature glandular development and excess skin, or if you need the nipple and areola resized and relocated, you will likely require surgical excision.

With this procedure, Dr. Kotis will create discreet incisions along the edge of the areola or hidden within the natural creases of your chest. Through those openings, he will remove unwanted tissue and trim away excess skin.

Combination

Very often, our Chicago gynecomastia patients suffer from a blend of fatty tissue, glandular development and excess skin.

In this case, you will require both liposuction and surgical excision for optimal results. Combining the procedures in this way creates a comprehensive, seamless body contour that dramatically improves your looks and self-esteem.


How Much
Does Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Cost?

The cost of a male breast reduction Chicago varies with each patient depending on the extent of the procedure and if any other cosmetic surgery is to be done at the same time. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kotis for gynecomastia surgery Chicago, we go over all the costs involved with this procedure, as well as the payment options. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. In addition, we offer financing options through CareCredit® and Prosper®.

We honor written quote for gynecomastia surgery procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon for tummy tuck cost. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).



The Recovery

Depending on the technique used for your gynecomastia surgery Chicago, you can expect a total recovery time of approximately 2 weeks. Here’s what to expect as you heal:

Here’s what to expect as you heal:

  • Immediately after procedure the patient will be bandaged and wrapped in a compression vest

  • Drains may be placed to remove excess fluids and minimize swelling for 3-5 days Patient is able to return to work 4-7 days

  • Some discomfort, tightness, swelling and tenderness is normal

  • Any discomfort can be managed with your prescribed pain medication

  • Wear your compression garments for two full weeks to maintain your new contours

  • Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity until you’re approved to resume by Dr. Kotis

  • Begin walking lightly around the house as soon as possible to promote healing

See Testimonial From a Patient of Dr. Kotis

“I saw Dr. Kotis for male breast reduction by a referral from a friend. I was extremely pleased with the results and the treatment by his staff. I have recommended another friend at the gym to see this plastic surgeon.

— W.A., Chicago, IL




What Do I Do Next? Gynecomastia Surgery Chicago

If you are considering male breast reduction for gynecomastia, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis. At this appointment, he will take the time to listen to your concerns and issues. He will also collect your medical history and discuss the procedure in detail.

Men in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL, who suffer from gynecomastia can trust Dr. John A. Kotis, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to perform male breast reduction procedures to obtain a more natural male physique. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation.


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A fit and masculine chest can be yours. Contact our Arlington Heights office today to schedule a consultation and discover the transformative power of gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Kotis for yourself.

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