- Instead of avoiding intimacy or other physical activities, you can rediscover your confidence and overall satisfaction with your physical self.
- Chelmsford gynecomastia surgeon Dave Lee, MD, specializes in reconstructive surgery and can help you find the best solution for your personal needs so you can experience the results you want.
Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.
What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is designed to correct either enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men by flattening the breasts and contouring the chest area to enhance the male shape.
The breast tissue is often surgically removed through a small incision around the areola. This condition can occur at any age and result from obesity, hormonal changes, the use of certain drugs, or even genetics.
- Liposuction only
- Liposuction plus periareolar incision
- Mastectomy with free nipple graft techniques
Depending on whether you need fatty tissue, skin, or glandular breast tissue removed, Chelmsford plastic surgeon Dr. Lee may use one or more of these techniques on you. As a result, both surgery and healing times vary. Dr. Lee will customize a specific plan for you. During your procedure, you’ll be placed under general or local anesthesia. Depending on your needs, Dr. Lee will employ a variety of techniques. You’ll discuss which of these options are best for you during your consultation with Dr. Lee. After surgery, you’ll need to return for the follow-up to ensure you’re healing well.
Liposuction: For liposuction, Dr. Lee will make several small incisions and insert a thin hollow tube called a cannula. This is first moved back and forth to loosen fatty tissues before being vacuumed from your chest.
Liposuction Plus Periareolar Incision: For liposuction plus periareolar incision, Dr. Lee will do the above and also make incisions at the outer edge of the areola which follows the curve between the darker skin of your areola and the rest of your chest. This allows Dr. Lee to directly remove the underlying breast tissue. Placing the incision at the outer edge of the areola reduces the appearance of scars.
Mastectomy With Nipple Graft: A mastectomy with free nipple graft techniques involves the removal of all the breast tissue, similar to the technique used to treat or prevent breast cancer. The free nipple graft involves the complete removal of the nipple and areola, which are then grafted into the correct position on the chest.
- Loose skin in the chest area.
- Excess localized fat in the chest area.
- Extra breast tissue development in the chest area.
- Excess fat, skin, or breast tissue, in either one or both breasts (unilateral or bilateral).
- In more severe cases, breast tissue may sag from excess weight, causing the chest to sag and widen the areola. Gynecomastia surgery in Chelmsford can both reduce and tighten excess skin. It can also reposition and resize the areola.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE DR. LEE FOR MY GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY?
A member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Lee specializes in gynecomastia, as well as breast reconstruction, breast surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, facelifts, nasal airway reconstruction, and rhinoplasty. A Chelmsford Gynecomastia Surgery expert, Dr. Lee firmly believes in following the creed that patients come first. As such, he is always available for his patients, and his dedication ensures his ability to connect with and ease any fears you may have about your procedure. To learn more about reducing excess breast fat or tissue with gynecomastia surgery Chelmsford patients are invited to call or message us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Lee.
GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY FAQS
If you’re a man with excessive skin or breast tissue, then gynecomastia surgery can remove and reshape your chest and elevate your self-esteem.
Although there will be tenderness and a certain level of soreness/sensitivity, most patients have only mild discomfort. Dr. Lee can recommend and prescribe medications for you after surgery to help with recovery.
Depending on the type of procedure you undergo, recovery from gynecomastia surgery can take an average of two weeks. You will want to avoid any strenuous activity to keep your stitches intact and prevent any complications from occurring. You will need 4-6 weeks of recovery before you can exercise your upper body.
Will you have scars? It all depends on which gynecomastia technique is used for your surgery. Liposuction incisions are very small and heal very well. The periareolar incision is placed at the edge of the areola and is not easily visible. The mastectomy incision is longer across the chest but does improve with time.
Depending on the type of procedure you undergo, the price for gynecomastia surgery in Chelmsford will vary. Some costs may be covered by insurance if your procedure is needed for medical reasons, but there are also financing and payment options available. You can discuss any questions you have with Dr. Lee during your consultation.
Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.