When surgery is the appropriate treatment, Dr. Joel Beck at Beck Aesthetic Surgery performs gynecomastia surgery in Charlotte, NC to reduce enlarged male breasts and restore a more masculine appearance to the chest.

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What Causes Gynecomastia?

In many cases, the exact cause of gynecomastia remains unknown. Possible causes include:

  • Natural hormonal changes: This can occur in infants (due to effects of the mother’s estrogen), during puberty, and between the ages of 50 and 69, when testosterone levels drop.
  • Medications and drugs: Many prescription medications can cause gynecomastia as a side effect. These prescription meds include drugs to treat the prostate, anti-anxiety meds, steroids, androgens, antibiotics, anti-depressants, ulcer medications, heart medications, drugs to treat gastric conditions, chemotherapy, and AIDS medications. Alcohol and street drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, methadone, and amphetamines can also cause enlarged male breasts.
  • Health conditions: Malnutrition, aging, tumors, hyperthyroidism, cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure, and kidney failure can cause hormonal changes that lead to gynecomastia.
  • Significant weight loss: Losing massive amounts of weight can leave excess skin in the chest because of the significant decrease in body mass.
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Why Have Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery may be a good treatment option for men who are self-conscious about excessively large male breasts. This procedure removes fat and glandular tissue from the chest, as needed, along with loose, excess skin, to create a firmer, flatter chest with more attractive masculine contours.

Why Choose Us for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Dr. Joel Beck at Beck Aesthetic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an international reputation for integrity, surgical excellence, and fresh, natural-looking results. He has distinguished himself in procedures of the breast, using minimally-invasive techniques that produce superior results with minimal scarring and downtime.

Dr. Beck has extensive training and experience in advanced breast surgery techniques. He has the technical skills, precision, and artistry to craft superior outcomes. In addition, Dr. Beck’s conservative approach to breast and gynecomastia surgery in Charlotte, NC preserves breast sensitivity and nipple sensation.

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How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Dr. Beck performs male breast reduction surgery in Charlotte, NC on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure typically takes between two and three hours to perform. Each gynecomastia surgery in Charlotte, NC is custom-tailored to suit the patient’s needs. Dr. Beck’s surgical technique will depend on what is causing breast enlargement – excess glandular tissue or excess fatty tissue. When excess fat in the chest is the primary cause of gynecomastia, Dr. Beck will perform liposuction, using a thin, hollow tube called a cannula, attached to a vacuum. Fat is removed through a small incision, strategically placed to minimize visible scarring around the perimeter of the areola or under the arm. Dr. Beck surgically removes excess glandular tissue causing gynecomastia. This technique may be performed alone or in combination with liposuction. Through an incision around the areola, he removes excess glandular tissue, excess fat, and excess skin to create a trim, fit-looking masculine chest.

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What Is Recovery Like after Gynecomastia Surgery?

At the end of the surgery, drains may be placed in your chest to draw off fluids. You may wear a wrap or compression garment to reduce swelling and to hold your skin in place while it adheres to your new chest contours. You may expect some post-surgical bruising and swelling. Any discomfort you experience can be easily controlled with medications. If their job does not involve physical activity, most patients can return to work approximately two days after surgery. Be sure to avoid strenuous activities and heavy exercise for at least three weeks after the procedure.

What is the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in Charlotte, NC?

The cost of gynecomastia surgery is between $5,500 – $6,800, this price reflects the total cost—the surgeon’s fee, the OR fee, the anesthetic fee, and everything else included in your procedure.

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