Gynecomastia is characterized as the enlargement or overdevelopment of male breasts. This results from excess fat deposits, glandular tissue, or skin in the breast area and may be the result of heredity, hormone changes, some illnesses, and certain prescription medications. It can also be the result of excess alcohol consumption, smoking, or use of anabolic steroids. The goal of the male breast reduction surgery is to reduce the level of excess fat and tissue and restore a more masculine appearance. Dr. Montilla offers excellent surgery results for gynecomastia Boston has to offer.
What Are the Causes of Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is most often caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, but there are other causes as well. Factors such as medications, drug and alcohol abuse and health conditions such as hyperthyroidism must all be considered when dealing with gynecomastia.
What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment?
- A firmer chest
- A more traditionally masculine appearance
- A better proportioned body
- Improvement in posture
- Reduction in discomfort and chafing
- A younger appearance
- Long-lasting results
- A boost in self esteem
- Better first impressions
- A better fit in tight clothing
Is male breast reduction suitable for you?
Dr. Montilla finds that ideal candidates for our male breast reduction in Boston suffer from:
- Excess tissue in the pectoral region (often referred to as “man boobs”)
- Insecurity due to feminine appearance of the chest
- Pain and discomfort caused by enlargement of chest
- No alleviation of symptoms by way of change in diet and exercise
- Condition has persisted for more than 12 months
Prospective clients should be:
- In good mental and physical standing
- Have proper height and weight proportions
- Have good skin elasticity
- Be pragmatic with their expected outcome
What Happens During Gynecomastia Treatment?
Depending on the extent of the condition, male breast reduction can be performed with liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue. If there is excess glandular tissue and or skin, surgical excision of the tissue may be required. In most cases, the incisions are made in the natural contours of the breast and the excess tissue is removed. With excision of the glandular tissue, liposuction may also be required to remove fatty tissue.
This surgery can often be performed in our Greater Boston Area or Worcester office on an outpatient basis. For additional information about the procedure, answers to any questions you might have, or to discuss your particular condition, please contact Dr. Montilla to set up a consultation. Our surgery results for gynecomastia in Worcester are of some of the best the Greater Boston Area has to offer.
Recovery from Gynecomastia Treatment
Following surgery, your chest will be wrapped to protect the incision areas and support the new chest contours. You may have a small tube in place to drain any excess blood. At first you may experience swelling and discomfort. This can be managed with medication. You may need to wear the bandage for a few days or weeks.
As soon as you feel ready, usually within a few days, you will be able to return to light activity. You should be able to return to work and more normal activities around the time the sutures from your male breast reduction in Worcester have been removed. In all cases, it is important to closely follow Dr. Montilla’s recommendations as part of your recovery process.
Why Choose Dr. Richard Montilla?
In everything he does, Dr. Montilla is a surgeon for others. In his own Greater Boston Area and Worcester practices, he ensures every patient receives top-tier care. He also applies his skills to those who are less fortunate. Most notably, he is a prominent member of Surgicorps International, a non-profit organization that sends medical missions to patients who do not have access to medical care. Dr. Montilla performs critical cosmetic procedures, giving such patients relief from cleft lips and palates. Seek treatment from a surgeon who truly cares.