Male Breast Reduction
Whitlock Tulsa cosmetic surgery is not only an option for women. Dr. Whitlock’s services are also available for men. Whitlock’s Tulsa cosmetic surgery abilities are available for everyone who needs them. We work hard to make a way for men and women of all ages, and race to receive the care they need at an affordable price.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, also known as male breast enlargement, is caused by an enlargement of the mammary glands in males. Over half of the males worldwide have some form of this hormonal condition. The condition appears in most adolescents but typically dissipates by the time boys reach 16 to 18 years of age. As we grow older our hormones vary in range. Which is why gynecomastia is a normal condition for men.
While gynecomastia is often believed to be the result of an excess of adipose or fatty tissue, the condition technically refers, as indicated, to glandular tissue enlargement. If the breast is enlarged because of an additional accumulation of tissue fat, the condition is referred to as pseudogynecomastia. There are many reasons this may occur. Due to the kind of lifestyle you live Gynecomastia can occur due to abuse of steroids, a genetic disorder, a medication side effect, tumor growth, castration, chronic liver disease, or the aging process. With assistance from Tulsa cosmetic surgery gurus, we can get down to the root of what is causing these symptoms in you.
Males with gynecomastia often avoid outdoor activities or social pursuits. This may be because they feel uncomfortable with their physical appearance, resulting in a lack of confidence or it may be causing them physical pain. Therefore, Tulsa cosmetic surgery will also remove the feelings of self-consciousness and depression that often accompany the condition. Many men have said that the feel more confident and like a brand-new person with these services.
You may be wondering if there is a way to treat your symptoms without surgery. However, the best option that will prolong the extended results longer is surgery.
Gynecomastic,or enlarged breasts may be somewhat reduced if an obese male loses weight. It comes down to what is causing the issue in the first place. If it is a result of recent weight gain, a healthy meal pland and active lifestyle should do the trick. However, surgery is still the best way to correct the condition, whether the male’s gynecomastia is the result of glandular enlargement or due to the accumulation of adipose in the tissues of the breast.
If men exhibit gynecomastia, as well as pseudogynecomastia, then the surgery will be combined with liposuction to enhance the contour of the chest. A surgical excision is made under the areola or the darker pigmented area beneath the nipple. In some cases, Dr. Whitlock may elect to make the initial incision underneath the arm. Whitlock’s Tulsa cosmetic surgery team will go over proper pre and post- surgery care. You will have all the necessary information regarding the procedure, billing and recovery prior to your surgical appointment.
Breast reduction surgery or a reduction mammoplasty is often recommended for males who want to correct a gynecomastic condition. If you are a man with enlarged breasts, the first step toward remedying the situation is to set up a consultation with Dr. Whitlock. With Whitlock Tulsa cosmetic surgery, we will discuss the procedure with you. The consultation should take about one, to two hours to complete. We will cover all your options and then make a recommendation based on the root of the issue, your current health and lifestyle, and finances.
Dr. Whitlock will explain the risks of the surgery as well as the aftercare treatment that is involved. Before the surgical consultation, Dr. Whitlock will usually schedule some tests and exams to ensure that the surgery can be facilitated as planned. He’ll also take your breast measurement and advise you on what medications are contraindicated with respect to the treatment plan. We do offer financing options regarding payment plans, insurance coverage, or paying out right. All this information will be discussed with you during this consultation. Many men and women undergo cosmetic surgeries and have found their lives to be better because of them. Whether it is breast reduction, face lifts, or any other Tulsa cosmetic surgeries provided by the Whitlock Cosmetic Surgery team.
After we perform all the necessary tests, and measurements and if you are given a clean bill of health, then the male breast reduction procedure will be scheduled as an outpatient surgery. Expect some discomfort for several days after the procedure. Generally, healing takes about 10 days to two weeks. Patients can resume their normal activities after recovery, but heavy lifting is not advised. We advise against any heavy lifting for many reasons. If you have any concerns about post- surgical activities, please discuss them in of the consultation meetings.
Most men who undergo surgery for gynecomastia experience little scarring or post-operative difficulties. If scarring does occur, Dr. Whitlock may apply a gel to the affected area, such as Mederma®, which is used for both stretch marks and scars. This may help heal the affected area and scarring. It could possibly lessen the scarring or completely heal your scarring all together. Nonetheless many clients have experienced little, to no scarring after many of these procedures.
With Dr. Whitlock’s team of Tulsa cosmetic surgery consultants, our services for breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia provides men with positive results and increased self-esteem. In turn, their lives are open to new opportunities, both socially and athletically. You no longer need to feel ashamed or be hesitant to go out and enjoy life! We care about your health, and body image. We’re ready to give you the confidence you need! If you’re ready to take back your life, and no longer suffer from enlarged breasts and poor body image contact us today! We offer a free consultation, and all you need to do to schedule your appointment is go online to our website today. You may also contact us directly by calling our toll-free number.
Whitlock Cosmetic Center
8913 S Yale Ave, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74137
Phone: (918) 743-5438
Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm