In Chicago and Oak Brook
Young girls’ chests are indiscernible from young boys’ chests. The tissues needed to make breasts are present in both sexes. What makes one gender different from the other is the interplay of hormones that start being secreted to herald the onset of puberty. All young men have some breast development at one time or another in early puberty. Most of the time, it goes away, sometimes it doesn’t. Other things also contribute to the development of enlarged breasts in men. Among those are certain medications, marijuana, and obesity.
The treatment of enlarged breast in men (gynecomastia) has changed over the years. It used to be treated just like large breasts in women. Though this was effective, the scars were deemed unacceptable by most patients. Simple gland excision without skin removal was often marginally successful but esthetically lacking. Liposuction changed the treatment of gynecomastia.
How is it performed?
Most gynecomastia is currently treated by the use of liposuction (preferably with ultrasonic liposuction such as VASER®). The incisions are hidden at the margins of the areolas or in the armpits. Liposuction is performed in the area of fullness as well as along the margin of the pectoralis major muscle and also toward the back as this area is often enlarged in gynecomastia. The goal is not only to get rid of the excess breast tissue but also to enhance the shape of the male chest. Along those lines, fat can be injected into the muscles at the same time to enhance the muscles’ shape instead of a pec implant.
Removal of glandular tissue is often required to prevent recurrence and also smooth the appearance of the chest. Sometimes, the tissue removed may need examination by a pathologist to make sure that there is no tissue abnormality. The details of the operation depend on the patient’s preference, goals and anatomy. With proper planning, gynecomastia treatment can offer a superb result with no signs of surgical intervention. With Dr. Geldner’s superior skill, 25 years of experience, and his experienced and compassionate staff, we exceed our patients’ expectations.
Gynecomastia Correction Results
In Chicago and Oak Brook
Dr. Geldner has performed tens of thousands of plastic surgery procedures, including gynecomastia correction. Take a look at the results for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. You can even use our MyFavorites tool to create a collection of the results you’d like to achieve and the cases you wish to discuss during your complimentary consultation.
This 34 year old man wanted to improve the appearance of his chest. We treated his gynecomastia with Vaser® Liposuction and direct excision of...View More
This very fit gentleman came to us with diet resistant fat. He wanted body contouring of his breasts, abdomen and flanks. We used Vaser®...View More
This 22 year old man presents with idiopathic gynecomastia. He wanted correction. We performed Vaser® Liposuction on his breasts and...View More
This 33 year old wanted to change the appearance of his chest. He had persistent breast fullness since puberty. We corrected this with...View More
This 15 year old man came to us with unresolving gynecomastia at the request of his pediatrician. We used a combination of Vaser liposuction and...View More
This gentleman came to me with a very long history of being embarrased by his breasts. We performed Vaser liposuction and direct excision. Total fat...View More
This gentleman wanted to improve his body. Among the things that he wanted to change was the appearance of his breasts. He had excess breast fullness...View More
This gentleman wanted to improve the appearance of his midsection including his chest. We contoured his breasts and lateral chest, removing nearly 250...View More
This man presented to me with the desire to improve the appearance of his torso including the breasts. We performed Vaser liposculpture of the breasts...View More
This man was troubled by the shape of his chest. He wanted to contour the breasts. We used Vaser liposculpture to alter the shape of his breasts and...View More
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