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Gynecomastia Treatment in New Orleans, LA

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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.

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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.

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