Gynecomastia (Enlarged Male Breasts) Getting You Down?

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“I love this procedure. It’s extremely transformative for my male patients, which makes for truly satisfying results.” — Dr. Lucas

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One of the most common misconceptions in the plastic surgery industry is that our services are just for women. Contrary to that belief, men of all ages, sizes, and skin types have been benefiting from procedures like Gynecomastia surgery for decades. In fact, many of the men you know may have had work done, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, and have simply chosen to keep quiet about it due to this same misconception (a vicious cycle, really).

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, the medical term for enlarged breasts in males, can make men feel insecure about their bodies— especially this time of year. Many guys feel that this problem is unique to them, simply because it’s not a common discussion topic among men. Let us be clear… this is not an uncommon problem. You are not alone.

Enlarged breasts are one of the most common reasons why men feel insecure about their bodies. This can lead to a distorted body image that affects other areas of their lives, such as work or relationships. From taking their shirt off at the pool to wearing form-fitting clothing, Gynecomastia limits the amount of enjoyment these men get out of life by inducing anxiety and promoting low self-esteem.

You Deserve to Feel Good About Your Body

At The Lucas Center, we treat Gynecomastia in order to create confidence and help men feel better about their bodies. As with any procedure, treatment options vary depending on the presentation of the condition, the individual’s goals, and their overall health.

For men with increased fatty tissue around this area only, Dr. Lucas may recommend a combination of Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) and compression vest therapy to encourage the skin to retract, creating an overall slimmer appearance of the chest.

PAL allows for the release of fibrous tissue, which makes it easier to tease out loose skin through a very small hole. The procedure, as Dr. Lucas describes, is “extremely transformative for [my] male patients, which makes for truly satisfying results.”

For men who struggle with their weight in other areas as well, enlarged breasts may require a reduction of fat and some removal and reshaping of the skin. With minimal scarring and downtime, this procedure is perfect for helping men feel more confident in their bodies than ever.

Choosing the Right Surgeon for You

Researching and deciding to move forward with this procedure may be your first step, but choosing the right surgeon for you is arguably the most important. As with any cosmetic or reconstructive procedure, an appropriate diagnosis and accurate identification of the underlying cause of your Gynecomastia is critical to creating the results you want.

Dr. Jay Lucas is a prominent board-certified Plastic Surgeon of Knoxville. He received his notable education from some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers and has become well-versed in countless advanced aesthetic and reconstructive services. His extensive craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery experience gives him a unique perspective of the human anatomy and helps provide each patient with the most precise outcome possible. Learn more about Dr. Lucas and his experience here.

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