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Male Breast Reduction Surgery To Create More Masculine Chest Contours In Philadelphia
Dr. Scott Chapin is a widely recognized plastic surgeon who focuses on breast procedures, including male breast reduction surgery for men who are suffering from gynecomastia. His Philadelphia-area center provides male breast reduction to remove excess tissue and fat and to reshape the chest area for a sleeker and more masculine-looking contour.
To get a better idea of what male breast reduction for gynecomastia accomplishes, please visit Dr. Chapin’s photo gallery of former breast surgery patients.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in men characterized by excess fat and/or glandular tissue that leads to enlarged breasts. It can affect one or both breasts. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about half of all men are affected by gynecomastia. In most cases, the cause of gynecomastia is unknown. However, it has been linked with hormonal factors, certain medications and diseases, as well as drug use.
While it is not a serious medical condition, gynecomastia may lead to mild physical discomfort, especially when exercising or participating in sports activities. The most common negative effects of gynecomastia are psychological difficulties such as low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
Am I A Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?
You may be a candidate for male breast reduction if you feel embarrassed due to oversized or enlarged breasts. In order to qualify for surgery, you should be in good general health and not overweight (male breast reduction is not a weight loss procedure). Also, you should not have any uncontrolled medical issues that would compromise your surgery or recovery.
What Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery For Gynecomastia Involve?
The most effective treatment for gynecomastia is surgical breast reduction. Dr. Chapin is well-versed in the latest male breast reduction techniques, which have proven to produce permanent and satisfying results in most patients. After male breast reduction, the breasts look flatter and more masculine.
Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that lasts three-four hours. Dr. Chapin makes the surgical incisions either around the nipple and/or under the breasts. Through the incisions, he removes fat using liposuction techniques, and surgically excises glandular tissue. In some cases, he may also remove excess skin.
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
What Is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Everyone’s body heals at a different pace, but most of Dr. Chapin’s male breast reduction patients recover within a few short weeks.
In the first few days after surgery, your chest will feel sore and swollen, and you will have bruising. Dr. Chapin will prescribe oral medication to soothe any post-operative pain or discomfort. It’s important to get as much rest as possible and avoid strenuous activity. Do not bend at the waist or lift anything heavy. Eat well-balanced meals, stay hydrated, and take short walks to promote good circulation and to prevent blood clots.
Dr. Chapin will schedule several follow-up appointments during your recovery to check your healing progress, answer any questions, and clear you to return to your normal routine.
Dr. Scott Chapin provides aesthetic treatments for patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To discover more about surgery for gynecomastia in the Philadelphia area or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation in Doylestown, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.