Gynecomastia Kansas City

male breast

Gynecomastia refers to oversized or enlarged breasts in men. While this condition can develop for a variety of reasons, it can also lead to self-consciousness and avoidance behaviors in men. At Singhal Plastic Surgery, we offer gynecomastia surgery to restore masculinity to the male chest.

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Singhal Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Virender Singhal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

What is Gynecomastia?

Characterized by swollen male breast tissue, gynecomastia is a common cosmetic concern that affects hundreds of thousands of men per year and can affect one or both breasts. While gynecomastia does not also indicate the presence of an underlying medical concern, these should be ruled out prior to surgery.

Typically caused by a decrease in the amount of testosterone produced in relation to estrogen in a man’s body, this can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Medications
  • Certain street drugs and alcohol
  • Underlying medical conditions, in some cases
  • Obesity
  • Heredity

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery removes excess fat, excess skin and/or excess glandular tissue to help create more masculine contours of the chest. The extent of gynecomastia surgery depends on the individual condition. Liposuction may be used in cases where excess fat is present, where excision is typically used to remove excess skin and/or glandular tissue. A combination of these techniques may also be used.

Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Males who have overdeveloped or enlarged breasts and who are in good health and have no contraindicating medical conditions may be candidates for this procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Singhal, your individual condition will be evaluated to determine if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.

What is Recovery Like?

After surgery, bandages will be placed on your incisions in order to control swelling and protect your new chest contours. As every patient heals differently, Dr. Singhal will advise you on how much time you should take off from work and when you can return to normal activities. Care should be taken not to overexert yourself during the healing process and allow adequate time before more vigorous activities are resumed.

The results of gynecomastia surgery are usually permanent; nonetheless, future weight gain and other factors can affect your new chest contours.

Contact Singhal Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.