When men have an excess amount of breast tissue that will not go away with any amount of dieting or exercise, they may feel as though their masculinity is being compromised. The medical term for this condition is gynecomastia, and it affects around half of the male population. For many men, it is a cause of insecurity and embarrassment. If you're interested in receiving gynecomastia surgery Kirkland and Bellevue Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tseng can correct male breasts and reshape your chest to give you the defined male physique you desire.
Gynecomastia can happen to any man at any stage of life. Gynecomastia is common in pubescent boys. It usually corrects itself later on in puberty, but for some individuals, it never goes away. Many men also develop gynecomastia later in life. Up to 65 percent of middle-aged and older men are affected by an excess of breast tissue.
There are many reasons a man might develop gynecomastia. For some men, it is a result of taking certain medications. Life changes, such as weight gain or aging, can also cause men to form excess breast tissue. Additionally, gynecomastia can be genetic. Whatever reason there may be for a man in Bellevue or Kirkland gynecomastia surgery results and effects can be instrumental to boosting his confidence.
Gynecomastia can be corrected with surgery to remove the excess breast tissue on a man’s chest and give his chest a more masculine appearance. If you experience genetic gynecomastia, surgery is the only effective option to correct male breasts. Gynecomastia surgery removes the excess glandular tissue and fat and tightens the area, creating a pectoral area that is defined and taut.
After having a thorough consultation with Dr. Tseng to discuss your aesthetic goals, he will design a custom surgical plan for you. Gynecomastia surgery is performed with general anesthesia. The procedure varies depending on your specific needs to correct your gynecomastia. For some patients, all that is required is liposuction to remove excess fat and tighten the chest. For others, an excision technique is used if they have an abundance of glandular tissue in addition to fat. Often, both the excision technique and liposuction are used to create ideal results.
When you receive gynecomastia surgery Kirkland & Bellevue Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mark Tseng, ensures the incisions are made in discrete areas to create minimal visible scarring. Depending on your unique needs, the incision site may vary. Typically, after you have healed, people will only be able to notice your new sculpted, masculine chest.
Gynecomastia surgery can eliminate the undesired soft, feminine look that male breasts bring. Benefits of surgically correcting gynecomastia include:
After you receive gynecomastia surgery Kirkland & Bellevue patients' chests will need to be supported by a compression garment. Early on in the healing process, it is possible that you will have drainage tubes to remove any build-up of fluid in the area. Some swelling and bruising are common within the first two weeks after your procedure. It is essential that you avoid any vigorous exercise or high-energy activities for six weeks so you can heal. You must not place any stress on the incisions throughout the recovery period.
Dr. Tseng is a top-quality plastic surgeon who has established himself on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and the creation of exceptional, masterful results for his patients. He has nearly two decades of experience, making him one of the most seasoned plastic surgeons in the Kirkland & Bellevue area. Dr. Tseng will listen to your unique concerns regarding your chest and work with you to create a treatment plan to get you the defined physique you desire. His expertise and artistry will surpass your expectations.
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