Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Photos: What to Look For
As you search gynecomastia surgery before and after photos to get a better idea of what you can expect from your own surgery, remember these tips:
Top Tips for Reviewing Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery Pictures
1. Before anything, be sure the plastic surgeon is board certified.
The truth is that even if you are looking at absolutely wonderful before and after gynecomastia pictures, if the surgeon who performed these procedures is not board certified, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
And actually, this scenario is unlikely. The best gynecomastia surgeons are board certified and have extensive experience performing gynecomastia correction.
2. Look at lighting, camera angles, and patient position.
Bad gynecomastia surgery before and after photos tend to have three things in common.
First, the lighting is poor. You may notice odd shadows. The lighting may be different in the before and after photos. Or, the overall quality of the lighting may simply be very bad so that you can barely see the details of the pictures.
Second and third, look at how the camera was angled when the photos were taken and how the patient is positioned. This should be consistent across all photos. You do want to see multiple angles for each patient, but you should get the same angle in the “before” photo set as in the “after” photo set so that they are easy to compare.
3. Aim to find patients who share similar issues.
You’ll feel more confident that a plastic surgeon can succeed at performing your gynecomastia procedure if they’ve done it in the past.
If your main complaint is having extra skin on your breasts, look for “before” photos where patients have a similar problem. Then, example the “after” photos to see if you like the results. Breast tissue, skin, and fat removal is different for every gynecomastia patient, so if you can find patients who are similar to you, this is reliable data that the surgeon has the skill and experience you’re looking for.
What Does Gynecomastia Surgery Entail?
Exactly how your gynecomastia surgery is performed depends on the specific issues you’re facing. Every gynecomastia patient is different.
If, for example, you have excess skin on your breasts, excess fat, and excess breast tissue that may have hardened to become an actually painful growth beneath your nipple(s), you’ll need more extensive surgery to correct these issues. We will perform a skin excision, remove the hardened glandular tissue, and remove any fatty tissue with liposuction.
A small incision will usually be made below each breast in this case. Dr. Smita will do her utmost to make these incisions small and hard to see.
If, on the other hand, you have primarily soft excess glandular tissue and/or fat, this may be able to be removed with a smaller incision and primarily liposuction. Ultimately, the steps of your surgery will depend on what physical appearance you are aiming for after surgery and, of course, the specific issues you’re facing when you come to see us.
Enlarged breasts can be physically and emotionally uncomfortable, and we want to do all we can to help you achieve your goals. Fortunately, male breast reduction is an overall safe and commonly performed procedure with typically great outcomes.
FAQ: Gynecomastia Before and After Surgery
What’s the difference between gynecomastia and male chest fat?
If you have extra large breasts as a male, it’s important to make a distinction between actual gynecomastia vs fat. Basically, if you can pinch a small nodule or disc-like growth beneath your nipple, this tends to signify gynecomastia. Likewise, if you are fit overall, but you still have large breasts, it’s likely gynecomastia.
Fat alone is usually caused by a higher percentage of body fat in general. In this way, losing weight overall with diet and exercise may help fix the problem. Otherwise, you might be a candidate for liposuction to the breasts.
How can you get rid of gynecomastia?
Getting rid of gynecomastia typically involves surgery to remove the excess male breast tissue, skin, and/or fat. If you have fat alone that is making you self conscious about your chest, liposuction may be able to be performed with sedation and local anesthesia, or you can try losing body fat on your own with lifestyle changes.
Both options can improve the problem and significantly improve self esteem in patients.
How much is gynecomastia surgery?
Please schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham to learn more about gynecomastia surgery cost.
Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?
Many men of all ages struggle with excess breast tissue. But “true” gynecomastia occurs when excess breast tissue is out of proportion with the rest of the body, meaning that the patient doesn’t simply have a lot of chest fat. Rather, it’s actual breast tissue and sometimes even a hard nodule that is shaped like a small nub or disc, located directly beneath the nipple.
If these issues are something you struggle with, you might be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
Do you keep in mind, however, that if you simply have excess chest fat, you might just want to try losing overall body weight with diet and exercise. This can often help reduce this problem.
Likewise, if you are still in your early teenage years or possibly even going through puberty right now, give it some time. Sometimes, excess breast tissue during these hormone shifting periods is just temporary.
Get in Touch Today to Schedule a Consultation
We would love to hear from you to set up a consultation appointment so that you can learn more about gynecomastia surgery. Together, you and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham can discuss your goals and options, review your medical history, and go over things like gynecomastia surgery recovery and expected results.
Call today to request an appointment!