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Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia

The condition known as gynecomastia causes the male chest to appear woman-like. This can be a huge source of embarrassment and frustration for men, especially in public settings such as the beach, locker room, or in the bedroom. Male breast reduction in Charlotte, NC is a surgical procedure to streamline and flatten the chest for a more traditionally masculine aesthetic.

What is gynecomastia surgery?

While often the source of extreme self-consciousness for most males with gynecomastia, it is quite common in most cases the surgical solution is straightforward with minimal downtime.

There are many factors that may contribute to this condition, such as; hormonal imbalance, over-the-counter and prescription medications, anabolic steroids use, excessive body fat, and even marijuana. In most males, the condition is typically due to persistent breast tissue that originally developed during the initial surges of testosterone as boys go through puberty.

Charlotte NC Gynecomastia

The condition is graded on a severity scale of one to four – where grade one has the appearance of a very pouty-looking nipple, and grade four resembles a larger, fuller, loose, hanging male breast.

Male chest reduction removes any excess male breast tissue and surrounding fat, leaving you with a flatter, more chiseled, masculine chest.

What are the benefits of gynecomastia treatment in Charlotte, NC?

  • Firmer, masculine chest contour
  • Reduction in anxiety when taking your shirt off in public
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Freedom from the constant feeling that you need to wear multiple shirts to camouflage your “man boobs”
  • Improved confidence
  • A more youthful, oftentimes athletic physique

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Who makes a good male chest reduction candidate?

Any male who feels self-conscious about his chest can consider treatment for gynecomastia in Charlotte, NC, especially if he has tried to solve his problem at the gym or through diet and found these avenues ineffective.

Diagnosing and treating gynecomastia is something Dr. Pratt has been doing for years, so he will make the process easy and stress-free. Once he has performed a physical evaluation, he will then present you with a plan for treatment, laying out the risks and benefits, the recovery, and what you can expect from your results. Good candidates for surgery are non-smokers with no major medical issues.

I could never say enough amazing things about Dr. Pratt and his entire team! My results speak for themselves! He went above and beyond my requests! The entire office is the most welcoming and friendly staff I’ve ever come across! If you’re considering getting any work done, you HAVE to go and meet with Dr. Pratt! You will not be disappointed in the slightest!

What can I expect from the procedure?

  • Surgery for mild to moderate gynecomastia is often performed under mild to deep sedation. These patients tend to get complete correction of their chest with state-of-the-art lipo-sculpting techniques when combined with a small incision around the border of the areola that allows for added precision in removal of the rubbery breast gland.
  • Incisions tend to be inconspicuous as they are hidden in the dark border of the areola. Incisions not on the areola are tiny, and the scar resembles that of getting a mole removed.

What will recovery entail?

For about 2-4 weeks after your surgery, you will wear a compression garment that snugly keeps your new shape intact while minimizing your postoperative swelling. Mild discomfort is easily managed with a combination of prescription and non-prescription pain medications. Return to desk type work for mild to moderate gynecomastia is typically 2-3 days. However, jobs requiring more physical exertion and instances where the gynecomastia is more severe will require additional recovery time. Dr. Pratt will outline a recovery program specific to your needs and based on the procedure planned.

Why choose Dr. Pratt in Charlotte, NC?

Dr. Pratt is committed to helping men achieve a more athletic and masculine chest. Through his vast experience in treating gynecomastia, he has successfully treated hundreds of men with this condition. He understands that no concern is too small and that discretion is of utmost importance. Although the aesthetic transformations for male gynecomastia surgery are visible externally, Dr. Pratt believes that the psychological benefits of gynecomastia surgery are of equal benefit.

Dr. Pratt is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, in 2003 and went on to complete a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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