Up to half of all men have breasts that are enlarged, a condition is known as gynecomastia. In some cases, the cause is heredity or hormonal activity within the body, while specific medications and drugs can also create this unwanted side effect.
Because 50 percent of the breast is composed of fat, our experienced plastic surgeons are sometimes able to reduce its size predominantly through liposuction alone. However, it is commonly necessary to remove excess glandular tissue as well. The plastic surgeons at Galardi|Bowen|Rosenblum Plastic Surgery Center in Virginia Beach accomplish this using a periareolar incision which leaves behind a scar that is generally undetectable.
The procedure can be accomplished in approximately one hour, and most men can return to work 3 to 4 days later, though heavy exercise should be postponed for 2 to 3 weeks. We perform surgical procedures at our AAAASF certified surgical facility in Virginia Beach.
Following your procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling.
Please contact our Virginia Beach plastic surgery center for more information and to schedule a cosmetic Gynecomastia consultation. We serve patients from all areas of Hampton Roads from our convenient locations in Chesapeake, Newport News, and Suffolk.