Achieve your best beach body with gynecomastia surgery

Many men who have gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, may be too self-conscious and will avoid certain physical activities and intimacy. But this condition shouldn’t keep you away from enjoying activities, including going shirtless at pools and the beach. Gynecomastia surgery offers many benefits, including improved self-confidence through improved male contouring.

Excess weight gain can be the cause behind some male breast enlargement, but often the cause is a condition called gynecomastia. This can be caused by aging, heavy drinking, certain medications or drug use, or it can be a result of developmental or hormonal changes. Often teenage boys will deal with excess fatty deposits on their chests during puberty, but this usually resolves by adulthood. Unfortunately, some men have enlarged breasts during adulthood, and that’s when gynecomastia surgery comes in.

Men who are unhappy with the appearance of their enlarged breasts are ideal candidates for this surgery. Once men’s breast development has stabilized, they are a good candidate for surgery. Men who are considering surgery must be healthy, close to their normal weight, nonsmokers, with no serious illnesses or medical conditions that would affect recovery.

Also known as male breast reduction surgery, gynecomastia surgery reduces enlarged breasts in men, flatting and enhancing the contours of the chest. This procedure is performed in a few different ways. Liposuction is recommended for those who have excess fatty tissue. Excision is recommended for men who have glandular breast tissue or excess skin that needs to be removed. A combination of liposuction and excision is indicated for some patients for the best results. Each areola may be reduced in size, and nipples may be moved to a more natural male position in the breast.

Recovery from the procedure is short, with minimal residual swelling and soreness. Most patients will return to daily activities within a week or so.

If you’re suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence due to gynecomastia, this procedure may be right for you. To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, call (203) 453-6635 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

BREAKING NEWS!
We are beginning to plan for reopening of the office! We have begun to plan for a tentative reopening date of May 18th! We will be scheduling appointments beginning today, 4/27/2020, for in-office visits for that date and onward. Just leave a message for Kathleen at the office number, (203) 453-6635, and she will return your call to schedule!

 

Telemedicine available…
For several weeks now, we have been using a “virtual office visit “alternative which will remain available. This enables anyone with a cell phone to share a video of themselves as needed with Dr. Price and allows him to perform a consultation without you ever leaving home! These consultations are scheduled just like office visits and can be made simply by leaving a message on the office system for Kathleen…. (no new apps or changes to your phone needed!)

 

While you were gone…
Dr. Price has been quite busy as president of the Physicians Foundation as that organization tries to help doctors cope with the crisis. In addition, he is participating in daily remote teaching conferences organized by the Yale Plastic Surgery program. These conferences originate at Yale and other academic centers around the country and are viewed by surgeons around the world. Dr. Price is a member of the Northeast seven-state task force developing guidelines for the reopening of Plastic Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers as the stay at home orders and ban on elective surgery are lifted. We are hoping that elective surgery might resume as early as late May. This date is not certain yet, but we will keep you advised here.

 

Please stay safe and well! We are looking forward to seeing you as it becomes safe enough for you to see us!

 

WHY IS THE OFFICE CLOSED??

We have been asked to curtail any elective, non-urgent procedures or appointments for the following reasons.

1. To protect our patients.

2. To protect our staff.

3. To protect our community.

4. To avoid using precious supplies that might be needed to save the lives of others.

5. It’s the law!!!

 

Our entire staff is thinking of you during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will resume in-person visits when reasonable and safe.

 

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