Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of male breasts that can occur due to hormone fluctuations, certain health conditions or as a side effect of some drugs or medications. The appearance of “man boobs” can also worsen with weight gain. Male breast reduction restores masculine lines to the chest and torso, revealing enhanced muscle tone and helping men feel more confident about their bodies.
Dr. Stephen Kay is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area wh o has helped thousands of men feel better about their appearance with male breast reduction. Dr. Kay also offers a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women in the greater Washington D.C. region and beyond.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on male breast reduction.
The best candidates for male breast reduction notice soft, fatty tissue through the chest or puffy nipples that indicate the presence of gynecomastia. Male breast reduction can also be performed after weight loss in combination with post bariatric plastic surgery.
Male breast reduction can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see real patient results that are possible with gynecomastia treatment.
The costs associated with male breast reduction depend on the level of correction needed and the type of surgical approach Dr. Kay recommends. Your total costs will include Dr. Kay’s fee, the cost of the surgical facility, and anesthesiologist fees. Although insurance providers typically consider gynecomastia treatment to be cosmetic, some healthcare plans do offer coverage for the procedure if considered medically necessary. Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make treatment for your gynecomastia as affordable as possible.
The development of male breasts is more common than many men realize. Although physically harmless, the appearance of having breasts as a man can have a devastating psychological impact on those affected, particularly when the condition occurs during puberty.
Gynecomastia can be categorized in different ways:
A combination of the two is also possible.
Dr. Kay’s surgical approach to male breast reduction will vary depending on the type of gynecomastia present. For true gynecomastia, he will surgically excise the glandular breast tissue along with removing fat cells and excess skin for firmer, smoother lines again. In pseudogynecomastia, Dr. Kay may be able to improve chest contours using male liposuction alone. If significant sagging in the skin is present, he removes any excess in order to enhance the natural contours of the chest.