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
Street drugs and alcohol
Liver failure and cirrhosis
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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
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.