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The term gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of male breasts. Although this condition poses no risk or physical harm, it can negatively impact a man’s self-confidence and lead to embarrassment. Removing excess tissue and skin from the chest as performed in male breast reduction surgery will provide a more masculine contour.

Gynecomastia is a disorder of the endocrine system that causes an increase in male breast size. This increase causes the chest to lose definition and appear feminine. This condition can have a negative impact on men’s body image and self-confidence. Often, men with overdeveloped breasts tend to avoid certain social events, such as going to the beach and swimming. Gynecomastia is corrected with gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery. A Gynecomastia Surgery in Atlanta can be achieved at dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian’s Arslanian Plastic Surgery.

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A Procedure for gentlemen

What is Gynecomastia surgery?

A male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery is performed to remove excess skin and tissue from the chest to reduce the size of the male breasts. There are a variety of reasons that can cause enlarged male breasts, including:

  • Aging
  • Certain medications
  • Overproduction of estrogen
  • Natural hormone changes and imbalances
  • Alcohol and certain drugs
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Klinefelter disease
  • Herbal products

In Gynecomastia Surgery, glandular (breast) tissue is removed with a scalpel, and adipose (fat) tissue is removed with liposuction. Either procedure technique will help men achieve a sculpted, defined chest. As a result of this transformative surgery, men feel more comfortable in certain social settings and this can improve their quality of life. Dr. Arslanian performs his gynecomastia surgeries using the latest technology which significantly reduces risks associated with surgery. He also uses very small incisions for this surgery, which makes for a faster recovery time and better results.

What are the benefits of Gynecomastia surgery?

There are many benefits of getting a Gynecomastia surgery in Atlanta, some of which include the following:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Less discomfort during physical activities
  • Better fit of clothing
  • Low recovery time
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved posture

Who are the best candidates for male breast reduction?

The best candidates for the Gynecomastia surgery in Atlanta at Arslanian Plastic Surgery will have the following characteristics:

  • Excess chest tissue or skin
  • Wanting a more sculpted physique
  • Enlarge breasts not reducing despite diet and exercise
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations
  • Have a stable weight
  • Medical clearance for surgical procedure
  • Patients who have gone through puberty

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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During the initial consultation with Dr. Arslanian, he will discuss with the patient what their concerns are with their chest and their desired outcome. Next, he will review with the patient their medical history, routine medications, and current health conditions. It is important to come fully prepared for the consultation for Dr. Arslanian to accurately evaluate the particular case and ensure the patient’s safety. The doctor will then conduct an evaluation to identify the patient’s particular concerns and make the final determinations for their candidacy.

If they are a good candidate, Dr. Arslanian and the patient will work together to construct a customized treatment plan that encompasses the treatment(s) needed to achieve the desired chest contour. If deemed fit by the doctor, the patient will be allowed to schedule their gynecomastia procedure during this time, however, there is no obligation to do so. 

If additional or alternative treatments are required to provide a more masculine and sculpted chest, Dr. Arslanian will make his recommendations during this visit. Once the procedure has been scheduled, our office will provide the patient with a list of preparatory instructions to follow.

Once the gynecomastia procedure has been scheduled, Dr. Arslanian will provide the patient with a list of preparatory instructions that they are advised to follow in the weeks leading up to the surgery. 

Patients should avoid taking any anti-inflammatories for 2 weeks before the procedure and if they smoke, they will be asked to quit 3 weeks before. If patients have any questions during this time, we encourage them to contact our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable members of staff.

What to expect on the day of Gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Once the patient is asleep, Dr. Aslanian will begin the procedure by making the necessary incisions around the male breasts, either under the chest or around the areola. Through these incisions, the doctor will insert a tiny tube, called a cannula, to remove any fat. The fat will be removed through the cannula using high-power suction, like that of a vacuum. 

Once the chest has been sculpted to the desired contour, the doctor can remove unwanted glandular breast tissue. 

After an adequate amount of tissue has been removed, Dr. Arslanian may need to reposition the areolas to ensure symmetry of the male chest. He takes care not to remove too much fat or tissue to maintain a sculpted appearance. The doctor will then close any incisions using sutures, pulling the remaining skin taut. A compression garment will be wrapped around the patient’s chest and they will then be taken to the recovery area.

Gynecomastia recovery

Bandages and surgical garments will be provided and applied before being discharged. The patient will be instructed to wear the provided surgical garments throughout their recovery to aid in reducing swelling and bruising. Dr. Arslanian will provide the patient with additional recovery instructions to follow to help ensure optimal healing and results. The doctor recommends that all of his post-op patients walk a brief amount the night after their surgery. This will help promote circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots forming.

 Patients will be asked to refrain from their daily routines for the first week after their procedure. More vigorous routines, such as heavy lifting, should be avoided for at least 3 weeks following the surgery to give the body a considerable amount of time to properly heal. Any visible scarring will continue to fade and flatten out over time and the remaining skin and tissue will settle into the new contour of the chest.

Gynecomastia Cost

How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost in Atlanta, GA?

The price of Gynecomastia Surgery in Atlanta, GA is individualistic. The cost will vary depending on the patient’s particular concerns and if any additional procedures will need to be performed in conjunction to receive optimal results. During the initial consultation, Dr. Arslanian will build a personalized treatment plan based on the exact needs and concerns of each patient. Through this, the doctor will be able to provide patients with their custom quote. To obtain pricing for this procedure, we ask our patients to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Arslanian.

Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta
Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta

Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. A Gynecomastia surgery is part of their regular course of work and so, you will have the comfort of dealing with experience.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. Dr. Arslanian is an active member of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society.


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