What Is Gynecomastia?

Male breast enlargement, also known as gynecomastia, is a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. This condition can affect one or both breasts and can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions. Gynecomastia can be a source of self-consciousness and embarrassment for many men, leading them to seek out treatment options such as surgery

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Dr. Zenn Is An Expert In Breast Surgeries

Dr. Michael Zenn is a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast expert who has received countless national awards for his work in breast surgeries. Dr. Zenn is considered an expert on gynecomastia and authored the chapter “Gynecomastia” in the popular text Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery (Saunders Elsevier, 2009).

Dr. Zenn has both taught surgical residents and practicing physicians about complex techniques in breast surgery and even co-authored a textbook entitled Procedures in Reconstructive Surgery that is commonly used in medical schools all over the globe. Dr. Zenn is known for his commitment to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking results that enhance his patients' confidence and quality of life.

You Can Have A Streamlined, Masculine Chest

Male breast reduction surgery is the most complete corrective procedure that exists to treat gynecomastia. An incision is typically made around the areola, and excess breast tissue and fat are removed; when necessary, excess skin is also excised. In some cases, liposuction can aid in the removal of fatty tissue. Male breast reduction takes about 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. 

Who Is A Candidate For Gynecomastia Corrective Surgery?

Candidates for gynecomastia surgery are typically men and adolescent boys who have excess breast tissue and/or fat that is causing them physical discomfort or emotional distress. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, like genetics, medical conditions, or the use of certain medications. Candidates for surgery should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery.

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You Deserve To Feel Confident In Your Body

Gynecomastia surgery provides transformative benefits for men who are struggling with excess breast tissue and fat, such as: 

  • Higher self-esteem: Gynecomastia surgery creates a masculine chest contour, which can boost self-confidence and improve body image.
  • An end to physical discomfort: Unwanted breast tissue and fat often cause physical discomfort, like back pain and chafing. Removing this excess tissue provides much-needed relief from these symptoms.
  • A boost in quality of life: Removing male breast tissue immensely helps men feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin, helping them to engage in activities they may have otherwise avoided.
  • Natural-looking results: Dr. Zenn is a skilled surgeon whose goal is for signs of gynecomastia corrective surgery to be undetectable to the untrained eye
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Expertise Is Non-Negotiable For Optimal Results

Dr. Zenn often sees patients who have had subpar results from other plastic surgeons who have removed the “breast” but have not left the patient with an aesthetically pleasing result. At Zenn Plastic Surgery, board-certified physician Dr. Zenn approaches these cases as cosmetic as well as functional. To Dr. Zenn, a successful surgery is when a patient feels completely confident when shirtless. To find out how Dr. Zenn can help you contact Zenn Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina, today to schedule a consultation.

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