Male Breast Reduction (gynecomastia)
Both men and women have breast tissue,
and just like their female counterparts, men can have an excess
of this tissue, causing cases of male breast enlargement.
In some young adolescents, their ‘breasts’ can
grow to an equivalent of a C cup; usually, these cases have
nothing to do with hormonal imbalance but instead are caused
by excess tissue. This can be an extremely traumatizing experience
and by submitting yourself to a gynecomastia, you can regain
your self-confidence and feel better with the way you look.
is condition which is relatively common and it affects 40
to 60% of all men. It can appear on one breast or both. For
men who are extremely self-conscious about their chest, this
procedure can be the perfect solution, giving them the firmer,
flatter and contoured chest they have always wanted.
Versión Español: Ginecomastia
Average Price / Cost
Chest / Breast
||$1,500 - $4,000
Male Breast Reduction
||$800 - $1,900
Male Pectoral Implant
Abs Liposuction Cost
||$1000 - $4500
Tummy Tuck Cost (Abominoplasty)
$1,800 - $3,400
Leg / Calf Implants
Thigh Lift &
||$2,300 - $3,000
||$2,500 - 4,000
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Source in United States: Enhancement Media — average
Whenever you come to the decision
of submitting yourself to any type of cosmetic
surgery, you always need to keep in mind that no procedure
will be able to provide a ‘perfect’ aspect to
your body. The objective of an esthetic treatment is to achieve
an enhancement in your features, not to provide an ‘ideal’.
This can help your boost your self-confidence and assurance,
making you feel better with the way you look while at the
same time keeping realistic and down-to-earth expectations.
This is one of the core values we have here at Better Looks;
we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results
of their surgery and to heighten their self-esteem.
With the great advancements of technology,
there have been amazing improvements when it comes to lipoplasty
equipment, which makes this type of procedure extremely precise.
In the past, a male breast reduction surgery consisted of
making incisions and cutting all the unwanted tissue away.
Today, the excess skin and fat are removed by using a slender
tube, known as a cannula, through a small channel cut into
The best aspirants for this surgery
are men who are in general good health and who have elastic
yet firm skin which can reshape to the breast’s new
outline. Men who suffer from weight problems are not encouraged
to undertake this procedure, since they need to tackle their
obesity through exercise and dieting first.
By offering one of the best teams of doctors in the industry,
Better Looks is aware of the different types of needs our
diverse patients may have. Therefore, we will provide the
best service possible for you, not matter what you are looking
for, and we will aid you in every possible way in your pursuit
to enhance your appearance.
Before any type of treatment is
performed, patients at Better Looks are required to have a
detailed discussion with their plastic
surgeon. By doing so, both parties have the chance to
contribute in the whole process and to increase the client's
level of satisfaction. The patient must discuss his/her expectations
openly with their doctor, who will help determine what isn't
or what is possible to accomplish. All the different aspects
of the surgery you are willing to undertake (the cost and
recovery process) must be extremely clear to you.
You will need to inform you doctor
of any allergies you might be prone to or if you have any
serious medical conditions. Make sure to ask your doctor concerning
the diverse details that the surgery entails. For example,
you should know if you should stop taking certain medications
(eg: aspirin) or if you will need to refrain from drinking
or eating for a certain time period before your surgery.
When preparing for your surgery in
Costa Rica, BetterLooks will make sure to provide all the
best possible services during your procedure. We will arrange
for your transport and will offer the
best commodities during your recovery. All this can be
arranged previously with our organization.
you have any questions, our surgeons will be more than happy
to help you during your initial discussion.
This surgery is performed using
general anesthesia and is usually a one-day procedure, even
though an overnight stay at the clinic/hospital is sometimes
recommended. The whole operation takes approximately 1 to
When using lipoplasty
techniques, the breast tissue is reached through the armpit;
tiny stab wound (which leaves a barely visible scar) is made
so that the canulla can be inserted. This way, the tiny tube
can move in and out easily during the procedure, removing
the excess tissue under high vacuum (liposuction).
The cannula moves through the layers beneath the skin, breaks
up the fat and suctions it out.
When the breast region is flat and
firm, your doctor will remove the cannula and will apply a
few stitches to close the incision.
If you are submitted to a more traditional
technique, an incision will be made on the edge of your areola
or under your arm pit. Working through this opening, your
surgeon will remove the excess fat and tissue using a scalpel
from the sides and bottom of the breast. In cases where it
is necessary to remove large amounts of tissue and skin, the
incisions will be larger and may leave visible scars.
some cases, a small surgical drain will be inserted under
the skin to remove any excess fluids which may accumulate
in the affected area. When the incisions are closed, they
are bandages and covered with dressing which means that your
chest will be wrapped to maintain the remaining skin in its
Regardless to which technique you
were submitted to, you will feel a certain level of soreness
during the first few days. If it is too much for you, then
you can ask your doctor to prescribe some pain killers to
increase your comfort.
You can expect swelling and bruising
for some time. To reduce this, your surgeon will most likely
recommend that you use an elastic bandage for at least 2 weeks
during your sleep. The swelling will start to diminish after
the first few weeks but it can take up to 3 months for it
to disappear altogether. This means that the results of the
surgery won’t be evident until this time, thus, Better
Looks always encourages clients to have patience, since results
will become visible in the long run.
It is recommended for you to start
walking around after just a couple of days. You can return
to work when you feel good enough again, which can be as early
as 3 days afterwards. Avoid any strenuous activities such
as sports or sexual relations for at least 3 weeks. Your stitches
will be removed around 7 to 10 days afterwards.
you are going to expose your chest to the sun, then you will
need to wear sun block, even though it isn’t recommended
to avoid exposure to sunlight for 6 months after your operation.
This can affect the skin’s pigmentation and can cause
your scar to darken.
As with any type of esthetic
treatment, complications are uncommon, but they sometimes
do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced
by precisely following your doctor’s directions before
and after the procedure.
When it comes to male breast reduction,
the risks include injury to skin, excessive fluid loss or
bleeding, altered sensation or excessive scarring. As with
all body contouring treatments, too much or too little skin
can be removed and a second surgery may be required.
sure to ask your Better Looks plastic
surgeon concerning any risks you might have to face when
undertaking this surgery. However, you must keep in mind that
our certified group of doctors works full-time to prevent
such scenarios from happening, since we value the health of
our patients above anything else.
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to a gynecomastia surgery. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly, so we
can answer any specific question you might have.
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