- What Exactly is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?
- Am I the Right Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
- Your Gynecomastia Correction Consultation
- What can I Expect from a Male Breast Reduction surgery?
- What is the Recovery Period from Male Breast Reduction surgery?
- Gynecomastia Correction Cost
- Scheduling a Male Breast Reduction Surgery
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What Exactly is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?
This surgical procedure is for men who have excessive tissue on their chest, also known as gynecomastia, affecting one or both breasts. During a male breast reduction surgery in Toronto, Dr. Plant will remove excess breast tissue and also sculpt the remaining tissue to give you a more masculine chest. Dr. Plant performs male breast reduction surgery on patients in Toronto, Ontario, and surrounding areas of Mississauga and Markham. Male breast reduction patients choose Dr. Plant for his cutting edge surgical techniques and vast knowledge of gynecomastia.
Am I the Right Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
If you are above the age of 18 years old, not overweight, completed puberty and have good mental health, then you may consider male breast reduction in Toronto. Many patients have extra tissue on their chest or sagging enlarged breasts, which may make you feel less confident with your shirt off.
Patients who cannot reduce their breast size through non-invasive methods are ideal candidates for male breast reduction.
Gynecomastia correction is appropriate for patients who are at or near their ideal body weight. Candidates must maintain their current weight after the gynecomastia correction surgery for lasting results.
Your Gynecomastia Correction Consultation
During your male breast reduction consultation, we will discuss your goals for the procedure. Inform us about whether you are taking any medications or supplements.
We will evaluate your medical history and examine your physical condition. We will recommend the most suitable treatment plan according to the assessment. Specific instructions will be provided to prepare you for the procedure.
Amazing results, friendliest surgeon!“Dr. Plant is an excellent surgeon with a great attention to detail. I’ve repeatedly returned to him for procedures over the years as I was always very pleased with my results (abdominoplasty, gynecomastia correction, liposuction). He is also extremely friendly and patient-centered, always paying careful attention to what I wanted so as to make sure I was as satisfied as possible. He is also very accessible and makes sure to be available for any post-op questions I had in the recovery phase of any procedure, which was always reassuring. I would recommend Dr. Plant to anyone as he is both technically gifted and builds excellent rapport with all his patients!” Read More Reviews
What can I Expect from a Male Breast Reduction surgery?
In case you are overweight, you are advised to attempt losing weight first because obesity also leads to the appearance of gynecomastia. In order to undergo male breast reduction surgery, you should be near your ideal body weight or if you are overweight, no more than 30 pounds more than your ideal body weight. Patients who are obese, which is typically accompanied by excess fatty tissue in the chest area, may want to combine this procedure with liposuction for the best results.
Most Toronto patients find that the full results of their male breast reduction are visible in about six months. Dr. Plant finds that the overwhelming majority of male breast reduction patients are very pleased with the end results.
What is the Recovery Period from Male Breast Reduction surgery?
You must be prepared to spend a few days recovering from the surgery before you can return to your normal activities. Dr. Plant will remove your stitches about a week after the procedure upon your follow-up visit at his Toronto office to check on your recovery.
There will likely be tenderness or discomfort throughout the chest. Any initial pain can be controlled with oral medications prescribed by Dr. Plant. Some of the common side effects include swelling, bruising, and numbness due to the disruption of nerve connections. These side effects remain the same whether you undergo liposuction alone or excision surgery. Most symptoms fade within 7 days or so, but some numbness or swelling may continue for about 6 months.
Gynecomastia Correction Cost
The cost of male breast reduction varies depending on the treatment plan. The price for anesthesia and facility fees will be considered in the total cost of the surgery. If liposuction will be necessary, this will be included in the overall price of the gynecomastia correction procedure.
Scheduling a Male Breast Reduction Surgery
If you have been contemplating a male breast reduction surgery and want to learn more, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Plant at our Toronto office. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Plant will go over your goals for having surgery, which techniques will get you the results you are looking for, and answer any questions you may have about male breast reduction surgery. It does not matter where you live in Canada, Dr. Plant serves patients in Clearview and Scarborough with male breast reduction surgery. His Toronto office is only 27 km South of Vaughan and 26 km South of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Dr. Plant is ready to answer any questions you may have, so call or email us today!