Northern Virginia Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery

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Posted on March 29, 2018 under Gynecomastia

Having enlarged breasts can be a very daunting experience for men who face the problem of Gynecomastia. Thankfully, help is at hand with Male Breast Reduction Surgery becoming more widely available. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Franklin D. Richards, & Dr. A Dean Jabs cater to patients in the Bethesda, MD, and McLean, VA area as well as those further afield in Northern Virginia. Their state-of-the-art facilities and experienced team ensure that plastic surgery is a comfortable experience for you and that the results you get meet your expectations, giving you a new lease on life.

Gynecomastia surgery in Northern Virginia

With obesity on the rise, growing numbers of men have developed excess fat or glandular tissue in the breast area. This could be on just one breast or both. Sex hormones go into overdrive during puberty and sometimes this too, can cause the condition in young impressionable teenage boys. However, in the bulk of teenage cases of Gynecomastia, the condition resolves itself in a few years.

Older men are also prone to developing enlarged breasts due to lower ratios of male sex hormones like testosterone. Growing body fat composition that comes with age also increases the levels of the female sex hormone estrogen in the body which compounds the problem.

Certain medications may also bring on Gynecomastia. The condition in some men in Northern Virginia has also been attributed to the use of anti-anxiety medication, heart or cancer treatments, and certain antibiotics and antidepressants.

All of these factors and more have caused a spike in the demand for Male Breast Reduction Surgery by reputed plastic surgeons like Dr. Franklin D. Richards, & Dr. A. Dean Jabs. Weight loss can help counter some forms of breast enlargement but its effects are not permanent, making Gynecomastia Surgery the most optimal option for most men suffering from this problem.

What to expect during male breast reduction surgery

Cosmetic surgeons will use local or general anesthesia while the Male Breast Reduction Surgery is being performed. Incisions are made in the breast area and liposuction is done where excess tissue and fat are removed. This will allow your plastic surgeon to sculpt a more chiseled silhouette for you.

During recovery, your plastic surgeon will ask you to wear a compression garment to provide support to the area, hasten recovery and improve results. There may be some swelling at first, but this will soon go away. Any strenuous exercise must be strictly avoided for 3 to 4 weeks and even then, only based on a green light from your plastic surgeon.

If there is a lot of stretched or sagging skin in the breast area, your cosmetic surgery may involve tissue excision. In such cases, liposuction is not enough, so a plastic surgeon will also have to extract more tissue. Soreness may be a little more since the procedure is more intensive, but most people are permitted to go back to work in a week or ten days.

After the pain and swelling subsides you will be able to see the results of your Male Breast Reduction Surgery. This is a procedure that has long-lasting effects and is touted as being permanent, However, maintaining an active healthy lifestyle and diet will go a long way in ensuring the Gynecomastia does not return. The two doctors also attend to patients in areas like Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA; Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, MD; Rockville, MD.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit  or

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers