If you’ve taken the step to schedule a gynecomastia surgery consultation, it’s normal to be a little nervous. Undergoing plastic surgery to correct excess breast tissue is a big step and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. But knowing what to expect from your initial consultation with your chosen plastic surgeon can help you make the most of it. Here’s a quick guide to your gynecomastia consultation and how it can help you improve your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Gynecomastia: An Overview
Gynecomastia is a condition where men experience enlarged male breasts. It’s typically caused by glandular tissue or excess fatty tissue that causes the appearance of enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia surgery is often the most effective way to reduce large male breasts, although some lifestyle changes can help produce results. Male breast enlargement is typically caused by hormonal changes, certain drugs, and many other things. A board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon specializing in male breast reduction surgery can help you manage your symptoms and explore your best course of action.
Who Can Benefit from Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is often recommended for men who don’t see results from lifestyle changes or who can’t pin down a specific cause of gynecomastia. In any case, if you’re bothered by the appearance of noticeable excess breast tissue, excess fat, or excess skin, male breast reduction surgery is often the longest-lasting treatment option. Not only can it create a flatter, more masculine chest, but it can drastically increase your self-esteem in situations where you might feel uncomfortable taking your shirt off, such as the pool or intimate encounters.
Your Gynecomastia Consultation
Whether virtual or in-person, your male breast reduction process begins by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon and gynecomastia specialist. This is the perfect time to learn more about gynecomastia, gynecomastia surgery, and what you can expect. Here are the main points you will address during your consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado.
Dr. Delgado will perform a physical examination of your chest and determine an appropriate grade of gynecomastia, which typically guides the course of your gynecomastia surgery. He’ll also determine the underlying structure of the tissue making up your male breasts, whether it’s primarily glandular tissue, excess fat, or both. He’ll also assess any excess skin that will need removal.