Male Mastectomy for Gynecomastia

Male Mastectomy

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A double male mastectomy is essentially a mastectomy that is done on both sides. For treatment of type 4 gynecomastia, a double mastectomy is almost always done. Examples when a single male mastectomy would be done would be for one-sided type 4 gynecomastia and for treatment for male breast cancer.

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Male Mastectomy Frequently Asked Questions

1.

What is a double male mastectomy?

A double male mastectomy is essentially a mastectomy that is done on both sides. For treatment of type 4 gynecomastia, a double mastectomy is almost always done. Examples when a single male mastectomy would be done would be for one-sided type 4 gynecomastia and for treatment for male breast cancer.

2.

What is male mastectomy recovery time?

After surgery, a compression vest is worn for several weeks to limit swelling associated with surgery, protect the surgical area, and to keep pressure on the newly placed nipples. The drains (if used) are removed within 7 days. No exercise is recommended for the first several weeks to prevent any sutures from breaking and to allow the nipples to heal properly. After several weeks once the incisions and nipples have healed, the dressings on the nipples and incisions are removed. The compression vest can be stopped at this point and replaced with a compression shirt for a couple of weeks as extra support during the final phases of healing. After 6-8 weeks after surgery, exercise can be resumed. Restrictions are minimal after 2 months after surgery.

It can take several months to reach the final result as the skin, nipples, and incisions completely heal from the surgery. However, the improved appearance of the chest is immediately seen. Instead of prominent female-appearing breasts, the patient will have thin lines at the bottom of the chest underneath the pectoral muscles. The nipples will be smaller and sit on a flat surface.  Tighter, form-fitting clothes can be proudly worn and self-confidence regained.

3.

Is it painful?

The male mastectomy does require removal of a considerable amount of skin and fat, so the procedure can cause a good amount of discomfort. The most discomfort will be felt within 3 days after surgery, then improves quickly after. Most men do very well by 5 days after surgery.

4.

Will a male mastectomy result in scarring? What can be done to help with scarring?

There will be a long incision where the breast used to be on the chest. This incision heals well over time and often results in a thin line. To help improve the appearance, the use of scar creams and silicone strips after surgery can be used.

5.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the severity of the gynecomastia, the cost for this procedure can generally range from $8000 to $13,500 with an average of approximately $11,500. At XSculpt, our cost includes anesthesia fees, facility use, all doctor visits, and any immediate interventions that may be required after surgery.

XSculpt is a cosmetic men-focused surgical practice specializing in the male physique. Since gynecomastia affects 6 out of every 10 men, XSculpt surgeons are the leading experts in gynecomastia correction (including Type 4 gynecomastia). Contact XSculpt for a free consultation on how XSculpt can help you get back your self-confidence through gynecomastia correction surgery.

6.

How long does AbSculpt body sculpting take?

*The procedure usually last only a couple of hours, which is one of the advantages of Smartlipo. The actual time will vary depending upon how much body sculpting will need to be done as well as your physical condition. The procedure is performed without the need for general anesthesia which allows you to be back at home the same day!

7.

What are the unique benefits of AbSculpt?

*There are times when no matter how hard you exercise and eat healthy, your abdominal muscles don’t show like you want them to. Unfortunately, the abdomen is the most difficult spot to lose the extra fat from as this is one of the main storage areas for the body. This part of the abdomen, commonly called a “spare tire” or “love handles” can be very resistant to weight loss through intense exercise and dieting. AbSculpt aims at reducing the fat, and sometimes skin, from your abdominal wall so the underlying muscles can “pop” out and muscular definition can be appreciated!

8.

What will my recovery be like after my AbSculpt?

*A mild to moderate amount of discomfort can be expected with swelling and sensitivity at the areas treated. Your recovery time can vary. Medications and compression garments may be prescribed to ease your discomfort as well as to accelerate the healing process as much as possible. Most patients can resume activity and work in less than one week.

9.

How much scarring will there be?

*Some amount of scarring will always occur with any procedure that involves skin incisions. With AbSculpt Smartlipo the incisions are very small and usually fade in time. There may be some mild discoloration at the site where the surgery occurred which resolves once the healing process is complete.

10.

How long will it take to see the results following my AbSculpt?

*The time it will take to see the results will depend upon the size of the treatment area and your own individual ability to recover after the surgery. It can take several weeks to half a year before your final result is appreciated as the swelling in the treatment area subsides. The final result will depend upon your physical condition before the procedure and how consistent you are with maintaining a healthy lifestyle afterwards. If you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, the results from your AbSculpt will last!

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What is the cost for AbSculpt?

*The price for all the procedures at XSculpt are very competitive compared to other centers providing the same services, however not all of these centers have board-certified cosmetic surgeons who are dedicated to providing you the best results with your safety as a priority. Make sure you do your homework on your surgeon before any cosmetic procedure is performed on you.

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