What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can produce a female-like chest in men due to the increase of growing breast tissue. Many times, gynecomastia is related to an underlying hormonal condition. It may also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, obesity, or genetics. Men with this condition often feel anxious and embarrassed, especially in circumstances where the upper body and chest are seen, such as at the beach, pool, or gym. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet offers male breast reduction surgery for men who have gynecomastia at his New Orleans, LA office. To learn how you can reclaim your body and feel comfortable in your own skin with this chest fat removal procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Charvet at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa today.
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
How is Gynecomastia Treatment Performed?
Liposuction is almost always utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. While you are safely under general anesthesia, liposuction removes excess fat from the chest wall. Afterward, any lax skin will be carefully trimmed. Dr. Charvet will also place the areola and nipple into a new position if necessary. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been appropriately handled, Dr. Charvet will tighten the remaining skin. Following your gynecomastia treatment, your chest will be supported with a medical garment to help reduce swelling, bleeding, and bruising. In advanced cases where a more invasive approach was used, a drainage tube may be placed to help with fluid. The results following this procedure are immediately noticeable, and most patients are extremely pleased with the cosmetic change. Any incisions made during treatment take a few weeks to heal, and scarring is usually barely visible. With your enhanced chest, you may get medical clearance from Dr. Charvet to incorporate exercise and strength training, which will help accentuate your surgical results.
Restore your Upper Body with Male Breast Reduction
If you are frustrated with the effects of gynecomastia, we invite you to call our office to schedule a one-on-one private consultation with Dr. Charvet to learn about our male breast reduction surgery at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Once you've had chest fat removal, you won't have to keep hiding your chest when you go to the gym and pool. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet has worked with many New Orleans, LA men and enjoys helping them reestablish their self-esteem.