Gynecomastia Treatment in New Orleans, LA

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What is Gynecomastia?

The scientific term, gynecomastia, is used for enlarged male breasts. This condition can create a feminine chest because of an increase in breast tissue. Often, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal issue. Gynecomastia may also happen because of certain medications, steroids, major weight gain or loss, or genetics. Men with this issue can feel frustrated and embarrassed, especially at the pool or gym. Dr. Michelle Eagan is an expert plastic surgeon who performs male breast reduction surgery for men who experience gynecomastia. This surgery has a very high success rate, and it is common for men at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana.

Is Gynecomastia For You?

If you try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but you still experience excess breast tissue, male breast reduction surgery could help you attain your desired results. Adolescent teens may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, an additional procedure may be needed later in life. Additionally, Dr. Eagan may suggest working with your primary physician to determine if you have an underlying hormonal issue. During your consultation with Dr. Eagan, she will listen to your cosmetic goals, learn about your medical history, and determine if this procedure is right for you. If male breast reduction surgery is right for you, we will create a unique treatment plan.

Surgical Technique

At the beginning of your gynecomastia treatment, we will administer general anesthesia to help you remain comfortable. Dr. Eagan will start by using liposuction to remove excess fat tissue from the chest wall. Afterward, any saggy or excess skin is carefully excised. Once the skin is removed, we will place the nipple into a more proportionate position. Typically, this technique requires a small incision near the glandular tissue. After removing pockets of fat and excess skin, Dr. Eagan will pull and tighten the remaining skin.

What To Expect

After your gynecomastia surgery, we will secure the chest with a medical bandage, which helps control swelling, bleeding, and bruising. For more complex cases that include reconstructive techniques, patients may receive a drainage tube to assist with fluid. Following the procedure, patients will see immediate results, and most men feel extremely excited. The incisions made during treatment will require several weeks to heal and scarring is usually minimal. Dr. Eagan will provide detailed aftercare instructions that include how to care for your incisions and when you can start exercising. To enhance your surgical results, weight training will help, but you should wait to receive clearance from Dr. Eagan.

How much does male breast reduction cost?

Gynecomastia is a cosmetic issue that is best handled by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. For this reason, Dr. Eagan recommends focusing on how to get your best results over the costs. To help make your surgery more budget-friendly, New Orleans Plastic Surgery offers many payment options. We can also help you find low-interest financing. While male breast reduction is usually not covered by health insurance, it is worth talking to your provider to confirm.

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Recovery Time  
1-2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-3 Hours
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Restore your Masculine Chest

If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we invite you to call our office and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Eagan at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. After your treatment for male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), you won't feel the need to cover your chest at the pool or gym. We have helped many New Orleans, LA men regain their self-confidence.

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