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If you’re a man who suffers from gynecomastia, you might feel self conscious about swimming at the beach or showering at the gym. Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute offers gynecomastia correction surgery to eliminate bothersome, excess fat on your chest. Call our office or book your consultation online to see if gynecomastia correction is right for you.

What causes the development of male breasts?

When excess fat and glandular tissue form around a man’s pectoral muscles, it can come from a variety of issues. This formation of breast tissue, also called gynecomastia, can result from:

  • Obesity
  • Heredity
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Medications that contain estrogen
  • Herbal testosterone
  • Chronic marijuana use

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Gynecomastia: Patient 1 - Before and After

Dr. Wirtz contoured this young man's chest to reflect his underlying athletic anatomy by removing abnormal breast tissue called gynecomastia. By using...

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Gynecomastia: Patient 2 - Before and After

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Gynecomastia: Patient 4 - Before and After

This patient was troubled with gynecomastia.  He had significant excess skin so his only option was excision of the tissue with nipple...

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Gynecomastia: Patient 5 - Before and After

This patient lost a significant amount of weight and was left with excess skin of the chest.  I performed a gynecomastia correction procedure...

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The most frequently asked questions about Gynecomastia

There are two methods of gynecomastia correction. During your initial consultation, your medical history and general health will be discussed. Your chest will be examined to determine which path best suits your condition.

  • If your breasts contain only fatty tissue and your nipples have remained in the right position, an ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL) may be recommended. This procedure uses sound waves to liquefy your fat and then uses liposuction technology to remove it from your body.
  • When your male breasts have both fat and glandular tissue, a different approach will be taken. The operation starts with small incisions in your armpit or on the outer edge of your nipple. These incisions are used to extract the fat and tissue that create the appearance of breasts. When finished, the skin over your chest will be tightened and any excess skin will be removed before closing your incisions.

You may notice preliminary results immediately after your surgery. As your chest heals and the swelling subsides, the new shape of your pecs will appear more and more over time.

For the first few days after your procedure you may experience discomfort, which you can manage with over-the-counter pain medication. Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may have to wear a compression garment.

Most of our patients return to work within a few days after treatment, although light duty may be necessary.

Although the fat or glandular tissue is permanently removed from your chest, you must uphold a healthy lifestyle to maintain maximum results. Eat a well balanced diet and engage in a regular exercise routine to avoid future weight gain.

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