Cosmetic Surgery Options for Gynecomastia

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Cosmetic Surgery Options for Gynecomastia

Cosmetic Surgery Options for Gynecomastia

Sometimes, men can suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, or the unusual growth of tissue in the breasts. This frustrating condition can create a sense of embarrassment, but many men with this condition turn to cosmetic surgery for help. With the right procedure to address the specific problems associated with a patient’s tissue growth, an individual can see the immediate reduction of his breasts and the restoration of his figure.

Cosmetic surgery options can provide men with the opportunity to address body concerns that can’t be readily treated through exercise and diet. At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, we understand how important it is to achieve the shape you want, and we’re determined to provide our patients in Iowa with a realization of those goals.

What Cosmetic Surgery Options Are Available for Gynecomastia?

Depending on the cause and specifics of a patient’s condition, there may be several cosmetic surgery options available for reducing the signs of gynecomastia. While some medical treatments can help prevent further tissue growth in the area, the existing unsightly tissue can be immediately excised through cosmetic surgery procedures such as the following:

  • Liposuction, which can remove fatty tissue in the breasts
  • Direct tissue removal to remove glandular tissue
  • Additional skin tissue may need to be removed in some cases, as the skin may not adjust to the loss of fatty or glandular tissue properly

Both of these procedures are done either through incisions near the nipple or underarm, masking or hiding small surgical scars that can heal over completely in time. Fortunately, these procedures can be performed relatively quickly and may only require a few weeks of recovery for a patient to return to feeling completely normal. Patients may even return to work after these procedures as soon as they’re feeling well enough to do so.

Contact a Cosmetic Surgeon in Iowa

If you’ve been considering treatment for your gynecomastia, our experienced team of plastic surgeons can walk you through the procedure and explain more of what you can expect. To learn more about your full range of cosmetic surgery options at our Iowa office, contact Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery today by calling (515) 222-1111.