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.
"Dr Eagan did my breast aug in March 2020. I searched for months before selecting a doctor and the reason I chose her is because her personality is outstanding!! She is by far the kindest doctor I have ever met!!! She is not a doctor that will put too much on your body if your body can not handle it. I told her what I wanted and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my results! I am 4 months post op and I swear I fall in love with my procedure results all over again every single day! We are already discussing lip injections because she is just absolutely fantastic! Always available when I needed her and every appointment she has always greeted me as a friend and made sure I had a great appointment!! Wish I could give more stars to her!! Make sure to check her out because you will NOT regret it"- S.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"Honestly this has been a difficult process both physically & emotionally but Dr. Eagan has been incredibly supportive. She is extremely caring, informative and most importantly she does beautiful work. It’s all been worth it. I love the results of my mastopexy. I highly recommend her & wouldn’t hesitate to go back to her for any future procedures."- V.S. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Eagon for under eye filler and a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift. The moment I meet Dr. Eagon she was the sweetest plastic surgeon I have ever meet. Previously I went to many plastic surgeons for consults and their personalities are not comparable to Dr. Eagon. After the filler was placed and my consultation was complete I knew she was the one! She was extremely thorough in the consultation and made me feel so comfortable. After the consultation I had my preop appointment and being a mom, I had to bring my kids. She was even more thorough at that appointment with a 3 year old present. She wasn’t even phased by his disruption and was so kind to my kids. Her receptionist was amazing through the entire process, as well. Now 2 weeks post op I love my results. I loved my results 2 days post surgery. Did I mention she called me the night I had surgery to call and check on me! That’s impressive. If your looking for a plastic surgeon I can’t recommend her enough. I encounter many physicians on a daily basis at work and I can tell you she is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met, and her work is amazing!"- K.E. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Michelle's expertise made the procedure a lot less painful than expected. I was definitely relieved. At every level, start to finish, she worked with me. It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, SHE'S THE BEST!"- A.C. / Google / Mar 24, 2021
"I had a few friends recommend Dr. Eagan to me. When I tell you I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and CRIED I mean it. I feel like a totally new person. I feel HOT and like I can take on the world. I got in my car, put on some music rolled down my windows and just sang which is so unlike me but how much better I feel about myself has changed everything. She was so sweet and gentle. I was really nervous walking in and she explained everything so patiently. I won’t be going to anyone else ever. I love love love my new lips and my new attitude."- K.B. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-3 Hours
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.