The Male Breast
Gynecomastia is a combination of chest fat and an enlarged mammary gland. The enlarged mammary gland is often the main reason for the breast-like appearance associated with gynecomastia. This enlargement of male breast tissue is categorized as either True Gynecomastia or Pseudo-Gynecomastia. At Imagen, the surgeon treats male breasts through a combination of chest liposuction and partial removal of the mammary gland.
- True Gynecomastia is caused by hormonal changes and involves the glandular tissues.
- Pseudo-Gynecomastia is the presence of excessive fat around the breast.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Hormone imbalances and certain drugs like anabolic steroids, prescription medications, and recreational drugs like marajuana can lead to gynecomastia. No matter how well you eat or how many hours you spend in the gym, stubborn fat can be almost impossible to eliminate, and no diet or exercise can change an enlarged gland.
What is Chest Liposuction?
Liposuction is an effective and fast way to get rid of the unwanted male breast fat. Liposuction for the male chest is a gentle, minimally-invasive procedure that is able to precisely target and remove localized fat deposits for long-lasting results.
What Can I Expect With A Gynecomastia Procedure?
Gynecomastia Reduction at Imagen is unique procedure that involves more than just fat removal. During the procedure, the doctor also removes a portion of the mammary gland; this enlarged gland behind the nipple, in addition to chest fat, causes the breast-like appearance associated with gynecomastia.
Patients can expect a flatter more defined chest they can be proud of with or without a shirt on!
Chest Liposuction Plus Skin Tightening with Renuvion
For those concerned about loose or sagging skin after their gynecomastia procedure, Imagen uses Renuvion for skin-tightening in conjunction with all liposuction procedures. Renuvion uses a combination of radio-frequency (RF) with helium gas to tighten your skin so that your chest looks sleek, firm, and more defined.
How Much Does Chest Liposuction Cost?
Pricing varies between patients but the average gynecomastia procedure falls somewhere between $3,000-$5,000. Imagen prices are always all-inclusive, with no hidden fees. The price you are quoted for liposuction covers:
- Pre-op consultations
- Procedure Equipment
- The Procedure
- Compression Garments
- All follow-up visits
Can I Get Financing for Chest Liposuction?
At Imagen, we understand that achieving a sculpted chest can make an amazing difference in your confidence and everyday life. We don’t want cost to get in the way of affording your procedure which is why we offer a variety of financing opportunities including 0% interest for 24-months.
Recovery Following Chest Liposuction
Chest liposuction requires minimal downtime so that you can quickly get back to your daily life. In fact, most of our patients are able to return to their normal activities the following day, though you may want an extra day or two to relax.