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Gynecomastia in Greenville, SC

Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer men’s chest surgery/gynecomastia surgery for men in Greeneville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What is Men’s Chest Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a type of men’s chest surgery that addresses enlarged breasts that is caused by the medical condition of gynecomastia. The enlarged breasts in men are linked to the development of breast buds during infancy and puberty. In most cases, the breast buds disappear when a teenage boy reaches adulthood, but sometimes the enlarged breasts remain. Men’s chest surgery reshapes the breasts to give a man’s chest a more masculine contour. You can see the results in our gynecomastia before and after photos.

How Much Does Men’s Chest Surgery/ Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step.  As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your men’s chest surgery/gynecomastia surgery, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.

Who is a Good Candidate for Men’s Chest Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery?

If you are a man with enlarged breasts that you can’t tone through diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

What Can I Expect During Men’s Chest Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery?

Dr. Shawn uses one of two techniques for men’s chest surgery. For mild cases of gynecomastia, liposuction suffices to remove excess fat. In moderate to advanced cases, surgery is required to remove skin, fat, and breast tissue. Liposuction may also be used during the surgery.

How Long Will It Take Me to Recover from Men’s Chest Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery?

Expect your gynecomastia surgery recovery to last one to two weeks. Tenderness, tightness, discomfort, nipple numbness or sensitivity, and other symptoms are common after the procedure. Expect to have gynecomastia surgery scars that fade over the following 12 months to be slightly darker than your natural skin color.

Can I Schedule a Consultation for Men’s Chest Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery?

Men’s chest surgery for gynecomastia requires specialized techniques to create a masculine shape, and Dr. Shawn is an expert in performing the procedure. We encourage you to discuss your concerns and wishes with him during a consultation. You can schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation or pay a fee for a comprehensive in-office consultation.

OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greeneville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your men’s chest surgery/gynecomastia surgery options.

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