Gynecomastia in Baltimore, MD
Gynecomastia is a condition in men that causes enlarged breasts. Fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman, double board certified and fellowship trained plastic surgeon, specializes in surgical treatments for gynecomastia for the men of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of all ages. The primary symptom is excess breast tissue, which can be sensitive or painful. If the condition cannot be resolved through lifestyle changes or medical therapy, Dr. Rottman can perform male breast reduction to reduce breast size and flatten the chest contours, creating a look that is more traditionally masculine.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure that restores the natural and more masculine shape of the breasts in men. The benefits are largely emotional and psychological, as the condition itself does not pose any health risks.
Many men are new to plastic surgery, so they are not sure what to expect from any procedure. A subject as delicate as enlarged male breasts can make the decision for plastic surgery even more difficult. If you are a man living with the embarrassing effects of gynecomastia, browse our before and after pictures to see how Dr. Rottman helps men like you.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Male breast reduction surgery typically involves liposuction and surgical excision of fat and breast glandular tissue. Dr. Rottman will remove the extra tissue and reposition the remaining tissues to create a tighter, more naturally masculine contour. Incisions are made along the border of the areola, so scars are well hidden after the surgery. Male breast reduction requires anesthesia. Dr. Rottman will discuss what type of anesthesia is most appropriate for you.
Preparing for Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery for men can be a sensitive subject. Dr. Rottman understands the long-term and short-term emotional effects of gynecomastia. You may have several questions for Dr. Rottman, and he answers these during your consultation.
Gynecomastia surgery requires the use of general anesthesia, so you need to be in good health prior to the surgery. Dr. Rottman may order blood work and diagnostic tests prior to your surgery to ensure you are a good candidate for surgery in general, as well as this specific procedure.
Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery
After male breast reduction, you may be given bandages or a support garment to help reduce swelling. The results can be seen immediately, and as the swelling subsides, you will be able to appreciate your reduction even more. Incision lines will generally fade with time.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
Gynecomastia surgery may be covered by your medical insurance. You are responsible for any uncovered costs which may be the entire cost of the surgery. Rottman Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to offer our patients an affordable way to pay for their gynecomastia surgeries. To learn more, please visit our financing page.
Is Gynecomastia Surgery Right for Me?
If you are a man with large breasts, the first step is to determine if gynecomastia is the cause of the condition. Dr. Rottman diagnoses the cause of your breast enlargement and then recommends the proper treatment for you.
Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The male body is significantly different than the female body. Therefore, as you consider a plastic surgeon for your gynecomastia surgery, you should seek a surgeon who has experience in surgically enhancing the body to suit the specific needs of men. Dr. Rottman specializes in gynecomastia surgery and has a long history of helping men restore a masculine shape to their breasts and bodies.
What to Expect During Your Gynecomastia Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with gynecomastia, Dr. Rottman explains the physiological effects of the condition. He then describes the procedure, including how the surgery helps you have a more masculine physique. He also explains pre- and post-surgical instructions.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas. Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.