Louisville Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Surgeon – Dr. Lee Corbett
Dr. Corbett, in the last three years alone, has helped hundreds of Louisville male breast reduction patients overcome the embarrassment that can result from having excessively large male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Through individualized treatments, involving surgery with direct excision with or without liposuction, Dr. Corbett can remove excess chest tissue to create a flatter, more masculine chest appearance. Please read the paragraphs below to learn more about male breast reduction in Louisville.
Male breast reduction surgery is performed to treat gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts). Candidates for gynecomastia surgery include men who are close to their normal weight but are bothered by large breasts and/or “puffy nipples. In men with gynecomastia, the excess breast tissue may be either fat or actual breast tissue. Both versions of the condition can be addressed through male breast reduction. Fatty gynecomastia is typically treated with liposuction, while glandular breast tissue needs to be directly excised. In Dr. Corbett’s experience a combination of the two treatment options delivers the best results and is his preferred method of treatment.
Goals of Surgery
The purpose of male breast reduction surgery is to restore a more masculine appearance to the chest by removing excess fat and breast tissue.
Where Does the Surgery Take Place?
Male breast reduction is performed in a surgery center on an outpatient basis.
When using liposuction alone, Dr. Corbett makes several small incisions in the chest and underarm area. When more extensive reduction is required, Dr. Corbett makes incisions around the areolas (colored skin surrounding the nipples). I areolar reduction is necessary an incision around the areolar border will be used. Dr. Corbett will make every effort to ensure the incisions are placed in natural body creases where they will be minimally visible.
General anesthesia is required.
Male breast reduction usually takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Most Louisville male breast reduction patients return to a normal routine within 3 or 4 days. You will need to wear a compression vest for 2 to 3 weeks. Weightlifting and aerobic exercise will have to be put on hold for 2 – 3 weeks.
Typically, 3 follow-up visits are necessary — at 10 days, 6 weeks, and 6 months following surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur. The specifics will be discussed with you at your consultation.
Costs for this procedure ranges from $4000 to $5000. All estimated pricing does include Hospital Costs, Anesthesia Fees, and Surgeon’s Fees. While this cost range represents an estimate, the final price is based on each patient’s unique situation and can only be determined during a consultation.
If you are considering male breast reduction in Louisville, explore your candidacy by using our convenient Virtual Consultation interface. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, use the Contact Us form on this page or call us at (502) 721-0330.
At Dr. Corbett’s state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery Louisville facility, patient well-being and safety are the utmost priorities. This is why Dr. Corbett takes the time to get to know each one of his patients, explain the proposed procedures and answer any questions. This approach helps reduce the anxiety of his Louisville breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction and revision breast augmentation patients. As a result, they enjoy a more pleasant treatment experience and highly rewarding surgical results.