What is The Cost of a Gynecomastia Treatment?
The surgery for gynecomastia cost depends on the size and amount of fat to be removed. In general, single-zone modern energy-assisted lipo with three combined devices starts at $8,999 for the first zone with a discount for additional zones.
Recovery Period Following a Gynecomastia Treatment?
Modern gynecomastia using energy-assisted liposuction devices that can melt the glandular tissue have very rapid recovery periods. Some patients return to very light activities the following day, however, 2-3 days resting is recommended to allow focus and time on recovery.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Gynecomastia Treatment?
Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, a gynecomastia treatment can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours.
What is Gynecomastia Treatment?
Gynecomastia (male breasts) is a psychologically damaging and physically uncomfortable condition that affects many men. Men with gynecomastia often feel conscious of their chest contour due to the increased breast size.
Because the condition is often attributed to genetics, even the most intense exercise regime and diets can do little to improve the area. Thankfully, there is another option. Male breast reduction surgery is the leading treatment for gynecomastia and is widely successful in restoring the chest’s natural, more masculine appearance.
To treat male breast removal surgery, The Toronto Plastic Surgeons combine the use of energy-assisted devices to ensure optimal soft tissue contraction and contour while removing the glandular and fatty tissue.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a procedure for men who have unwanted fatty deposits and glandular tissue in the breast that detract from their ideal shape and contour. The candidate will likely have failed to achieve their desired results through diet and exercise adjustments.
Good candidates are medically well without uncontrolled illnesses such as diabetes and uncontrolled heart disease or hypertension and have realistic expectations about the shape and figure they can achieve.
Removing fatty breast tissue allows men to enjoy a sculpted masculine torso.
A firmer, better-proportioned chest can provide an instant confidence boost.
Makes Exercise Easier
Fatty breast tissue can make exercise uncomfortable and difficult. Reducing the size allows for comfortable physical activity.
A more refined chest allows patients to stand straighter and taller.
Gynecomastia Risks & Complications
Like all procedures, gynecomastia comes with potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted gynecomastia surgeon. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have been performing this procedure for many years. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Infection: Infections are very rare and are avoidable by using a reputable, experienced surgeon. Preventative antibiotics are used.
- Numbness: Patients can incur a loss of sensation in the nipple area, although this is usually temporary.
- Asymmetry: The chance of contour irregularities are avoided by using an experienced surgeon.
- Bleeding: Very uncommon and minimized by our thorough patient selection efforts and modern surgical techniques.
Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?
The Toronto Plastic Surgery team is well-known for its experience, care, and attention to the patient’s postoperative and preoperative needs. By choosing The Toronto Plastic Surgeons, patients receive treatment from Dr. Steven Mulholland or Dr. Thomas Bell, two of the most reputable plastic surgeons in the country.
Breast Lift for Men in Toronto
A sculpted, firm chest is an extremely desirable feature for most men. A male breast lift is a procedure for those requiring more than liposuction to achieve the masculine chest contours they desire.
As men age, it is normal for the glandular portions of the breasts to be replaced with drooping fatty tissue. Though there is no identifiable reason for this occurrence, it is most commonly attributed to hormone imbalance.
Similarly, male patients are often left with excess skin and dense fatty tissue in the chest region following a significant amount of weight loss. This visible area of fat or skin can be extremely demoralizing, affecting one’s body confidence.
This excess skin and drooping breast tissue are unfortunately unresponsive to lifestyle changes to diet and exercise. In order to restore a more masculine appearance to the chest, a male breast lift can reshape the glandular tissue and remove excess skin to create a firmer appearance and propel the chest into a higher, more natural position.
For between $8,999 and $15,999, patients will have the world-renowned expertise of the Toronto Plastic Surgeons at their disposal. In addition, it is worth noting that, following the procedure, patients will only need to wait 1-3 weeks before returning to daily activities and enjoying the benefits of their male breast lift. Best of all, if patients maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, the results of the surgery will be long-lasting.
Book a consultation today, and find out why the Toronto Plastic Surgeons is the place to go for all your male breast lift needs!
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If the breast tissue is fatty, the non-invasive devices like the Evolve Trim, CoolSculpting and SculpSure may have some reductive effects.
How is a Gynecomastia Performed by Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell?
Gynecomastia is performed by Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell under tumescent local and IV or General anesthesia. The anesthesia is inserted gently into the fat and glandular tissue, distending the fat and providing loss of sensation during the procedure.
- Three energy-assisted devices (BodyTite™, SmartLipo™, and VASERLipo™) are deployed to liquefy and coagulate the glandular tissue and fat through tiny incisions. The combined use of energy-assisted devices ensures optimal soft tissue contraction and contour while removing the fatty tissue.
- BodyTite™ uses radiofrequency electrical current to coagulate and liquefy the fat and glandular tissue, leading to a 35-60% area contraction, minimizing the risk of any loose chest skin after the removal of the fat.
- SmartLipo™ uses laser energy to liquefy and coagulate glandular tissue and fat and is excellent for treating under the skin to induce a 17% area contraction of the skin.
- VASERLipo™ ultrasound-assisted liposuction separates and softens fat cells, allowing for easy removal but also preserving for transplantation if desired.
Once this phase has been completed, the liquefied, coagulated fat and glandular tissue are immediately aspirated with a gentle, small, blunt-nosed tip microcannula. By using devices like BodyTite that melt the unwanted breast tissue, large scars and excisional surgery can often be avoided.
Preparing for a Gynecomastia
To ensure successful Gynecomastia surgery and recovery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up:
- Smoking should be discontinued 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after.
- Stop taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin 2 weeks before your procedure.
- Patients must stop consuming food and drink 6 hours prior to surgery.
What to Expect Post Gynecomastia Surgery
Immediately after the procedure, patients will have some swelling and soreness. It is recommended that 3-5 rest days are allowed to focus on recovery.
Patients will wear a post-liposuction garment that provides comfortable support during the healing process. Generally, liposuction garments are worn 22 hours a day for 3 weeks and then only for support during the day.
Following your gynecomastia procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a seamless recovery.
Day 3: Many patients return to work and non-strenuous activities.
Week 1-2: Return to low-impact activities such as walking.
Week 3: Compression garments only need to be worn for support during the day.
Week 4-6: Return to high-impact activities such as jogging, running, aggressive weight training and activities such as hot yoga and stretching.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia (often referred to as ‘man boobs’) is a common condition that causes boy’s and men’s breasts to become larger than normal. Gynecomastia can be caused by hormone imbalance, obesity, puberty and old age. For this reason, the condition is particularly rife in young boys and older men. Gynecomastia is classically glandular tissue, but can also contain predominantly fatty tissue.
Is Getting a Gynecomastia Treatment Painful?
Modern liposuction techniques that use energy-assisted devices pre-coagulate and liquefy the fat, making it easier to remove. This has been shown to be far less painful and comes with significantly less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction techniques.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The fat that is removed will not return and to ensure lifelong results, it’s important for patients to stay within 5 to 10 pounds of their weight. Excessive weight gain will result in fat accumulation in areas where traditionally you would not have collected fat.
At What Age Can a Man Receive a Gynecomastia Treatment?
It is advised that young men wait until they are 18 to have gynecomastia surgery because it’s possible for the results to disappear after puberty.