Gynecomastia Treatment for Chicago Men

Gynecomastia Treatment for Chicago Men

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech

Gynecomastia occurs when a male patient grows enlarged male breast tissue. Known more commonly as “man boobs,” this condition eventually affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men at any given point in their lives. Enlarged breast tissue in men can cause serious discomfort, embarrassment, decreased self-esteem, as well as an avoidance of intimacy. This condition affects men of all ages in Chicago; it doesn’t discriminate. If you believe you may be suffering from gynecomastia, it’s important to know you are not alone and that you can get help. Dr. Steinbrech offers gynecomastia treatments for men in the Chicago area at a reasonable price. Today, you can help yourself restore your self-confidence, comfort, and appearance by getting treatment.

Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation in Chicago

When considering asking for gynecomastia treatments in Chicago, it is vitally important to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with lots of experience. Dr. Steinbrech has treated hundreds of male patients with gynecomastia and has turned plastic surgery into an art form. If anyone can treat you, he can. During your consultation with Dr. Steinbrech, he will take a look at your skin quality, chest size, and overall health. He then will offer treatment options, advise on your lifestyle, and discuss gynecomastia-related needs with you.

What Is Gynecomastia?

It can be…

  • Abnormally high amounts of chest fatty tissue in men
  • Excess glandular development around your chest
  • A combination of both extra glandular tissue and excess
  • All of the above!

Gynecomastia isn’t always symmetrical. It can happen in one or both breasts. Prior to receiving gynecomastia surgery, you should look to see if there is any specific cause of their breast tissue growth. The causes can include the use of certain prescription or street drugs, illness, underlying hereditary conditions, or hormonal changes. In some cases, gynecomastia can vanish on its own.

MiniGyno™ Incision Treatment with TetherProof™ Technology

At Dr. Steinbrech’s offices in Chicago, male patients expect to get state-of-the-art treatment for their gynecomastia. Our doctor has created a technique that uses a tiny mini-incision to remove the glandular tissue and fat seamlessly. This procedure is done without the use a larger incision may tether with larger scars and offers the patient a more natural appearance. It’s as if gynecomastia never struck!

Expert Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steinbrech’s Gynecomastia Gallery

 

The Gynecomastia Surgical Procedure: What to Know

Gynecomastia surgery could be performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis – all depending on the amount of tissue being removed as well as the man’s health. Dr. Steinbrech will tell you what to expect during the consultation.

What should patients expect from gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is often done via liposuction and can include removal of excess glandular tissue. The time to treat gynecomastia surgically generally takes two hours.

Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery

The recovery you’ll experience from gynecomastia surgery will hinge on the type of procedure that was performed. If you had a lot of tissue removed, you will likely have to take it easier. No matter what you had done, downtime is minimal (roughly one week at most) and results remain permanent. The only time you will see a return of gynecomastia would be if future weight gain causes excess fat deposits in the breast area. A little bruising and temporary swelling is normal following almost any type of surgery. You should expect the same with a gynecomastia treatment. Post- surgery, male patients will be asked to wear a compression garment for a few days. They may have to wear it until they fully recover. These specialized garments help skin adhere to your tissue, assist in helping you get used to the contour of your body, and also minimize swelling. Gynecomastia recovery can be painful, which is why medication will be given to you to relieve discomfort during the first days in recovery. While you recover from your male breast reduction surgery, any and all strenuous activity should be avoided until your incisions heal. After your surgery is finished, Dr. Steinbrech will carefully evaluate your recovery situation and advise you of the time it would take to return to work and normal activities. Most Chicago men will be able to return to work within 1 to 2 weeks.

Gynecomastia Infographic

Dr. Steinbrech made this infographic about gynecomastia to help male patients visualize some of the statistics and potential treatments for men suffering from this condition. View the infographic and find out more about gynecomastia. Schedule a Consultation Chicago men suffering from gynecomastia need not worry about judgment at our office. If you want to reduce your breast tissue, call Dr. Steinbrech at his Chicago clinic and take the first step to a newer, sexier you.

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