The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to reduce enlarged male breast tissue by direct excision of the breast bud under the nipple or with liposuction, and in some cases, a combination of both. There are different types of gynecomastia techniques that can be used to address the patient’s anatomy and needs. Dr. Crofts will go over the surgery options during your consultation.
As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Crofts has performed hundreds of gynecomastia procedures. Gynecomastia surgery takes a very skilled and experienced surgeon to prevent a divot deformity. A divot deformity, also known as a crater deformity, happens when too much tissue is taken from under the nipple. When performing a gynecomastia, it is important to make things look good, but also to preserve the nerves and minimize incisions. In some cases, a patient may only need liposuction to address the chest fullness. In such cases, Dr. Crofts offers laser liposuction or Renuvion procedure to help with skin tightening as well. Dr. Crofts’ artistic eye and experience with gynecomastia procedures will give you the confidence in knowing he can maximize your results in the safest way possible.
Some men might have the appearance of a fuller chest, nipples that have a breast bud, or mass which can cause pain and tenderness that needs to be addressed by liposuction, excision of breast mass/bud, or sometimes a combination of both. In some cases where there is a lot of excess skin as well as breast tissue, excision of the skin might be needed as well.
Men with enlarged chests or breast buds that are causing them pain.
Most of the time, the incisions are hidden in the areola skin making them less noticeable. In rare cases where a true reduction is done for patients with severe loose skin or fullness incisions can be around the areola and down the chest. We offer topical and laser treatments to address the appearance of surgical scars.
For the first two to three weeks after the procedure, patients will need to refrain from lifting over 5 lbs and avoid strenuous activity. Patients will also need to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks after the procedure.