Swelling of the breast tissue can cause many men and boys feel self-conscious as this obstructs the masculine chest contours that are desirable. This is a common condition, about forty-to-sixty percent of men experience enlarged breast tissue. Dr. Iacobucci offers procedures that help men experiencing gynecomastia to get a manly chest back. At his Grand Rapids office, he helps patients feel more confident in themselves through his state-of-the-art techniques.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition where the breast tissue in men becomes enlarged, mimicking the look of women’s breasts. This condition is caused by many things, genetics, hormones, obesity, and even drug use. This condition can be uncomfortable for men but also causes them to feel self-conscious. Through gynecomastia treatment with the plastic surgeon, Dr. John Iacobucci, he can remove the excess fat and contour your chest for a toned look.
How is Gynecomastia Treated?
Dr. Iacobucci is able to treat the gynecomastia through a surgical procedure called male breast reduction. This helps to get rid of the excess fat and tighten up the skin to create a masculine chest. This procedure is done with local anesthesia. A small incision is made either under the arm or at the bottom of the areola. Through this incision, Dr. Iacobucci can remove excess glandular tissue, skin, and fat using liposuction. Then he will tighten the skin and close the incisions. Generally, this procedure takes about two hours to complete.
Recovery from Gynecomastia
This surgery is done as an outpatient so you will be able to go home the day of. Your incisions will be bandaged, and you may have to wear a compression garment afterward to help with swelling and to speed up the recovery process. Swelling, bruising, and numbness are normal. These side effects will subside over time. Most men return to work within three days. Strenuous activities should be limited for four weeks or until Dr. Iacobucci says it’s okay.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Gynecomastia Treatment?
Men who are experiencing enlarged breast tissue that makes them feel self-conscious are good candidates for this treatment. It is important that you are in good health, at a stable weight, and have no underlying medical conditions that could inhibit this procedure. During a consultation with Dr. Iacobucci, he can go over your medical history, examine your chest, and discuss your goals to be sure this treatment is right for you.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you are feeling self-conscious due to enlarged breast tissue, then talk with Dr. Iacobucci. At his Grand Rapids, Michigan office, he helps men get back to their male chest contours through his gynecomastia treatment. Dr. Iacobucci treats patients from Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. Call today to make an appointment.