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Male breast reduction toronto Gynecomastia Surgery

Have enlarged breasts compromised your self-confidence? Enlarged male breasts, otherwise known as Gynecomastia can be the result from hormonal changes, genetics, or even as a side effect of certain medications.

Gynecomastia is a common concern among men across the globe where deposits of excess fat and tissue development lead to an enlargement of the breasts. This can occur in men of any age, whether due to aging, weight loss, or genetics, and has a way of affecting self-confidence and developing emotional distress. As such, it can be easy to avoid certain activities or intimacy with a partner. Our team at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic want to help you reclaim your masculine complexion along with your self-confidence through gynecomastia surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Plastic surgery can be performed to reduce enlarged male breasts. Often referred to as gynecomastia surgery, this advanced procedure involves removing or flattening excess fat deposits and excess skin to create a more masculine contour.

Don't let enlarged breasts keep you from feeling confident towards your figure or keep you from living your life comfortably. Contact us today at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic in Toronto and schedule your consultation at your earliest convenience. Our plastic surgeon Dr. Atul Kesarwani will answer all your questions regarding gynecomastia surgery Toronto that can help you reclaim masculinity.

Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after Male Breast Reduction photos from previous patients he has performed the procedure on during your consultation.

Am I a good candidate for a Toronto Male Breast Reduction?

Healthy males with no significant medical conditions or illnesses are good candidates for gynecomastia correction. The best candidates are non-smokers and men of average weight. If you've been embarrassed by your gynecomastia and want to do something about it, schedule your consultation and meet with Dr. Kesarwani. We will discuss your surgical goals and assess your medical history to tell whether you are a suitable candidate.

Furthermore, we will discuss your expectations for male breast reduction surgery and inform you of the likely results and outcomes of the operation. We will also address any risk factors you may have because of pre-existing conditions or medical history.

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The First Step

A personal consultation with Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the first step toward realizing your goals in improving your chest contour. This private medical appointment is with Dr. Kesarwani, considered one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in Toronto. He will take the time necessary to answer your questions and explain how this procedure can fulfill your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Kesarwani will review your medical history. He'll also show you before and after male breast reduction photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously.

Gynecomastia Cost

The cost of male breast reduction surgery, particularly in Toronto, Ontario, can vary greatly. It typically ranges between $6,500 and $10,000. This price range is an average, and the exact cost for an individual can fluctuate based on several factors. The primary factor contributing to the cost is the complexity of the surgery. Some gynecomastia cases are more severe than others, requiring more extensive surgical intervention, which in turn, increases the cost.

The surgeon's experience and reputation also play a significant role in determining the cost. As with many services, you often get what you pay for. Highly experienced surgeons with a strong reputation for success in gynecomastia surgery may charge more for their expertise.

The specifics of the surgical facility itself, whether it's a hospital or private clinic, can also affect the price. Some institutions might have higher operational costs than others, which they pass onto the patient.

Another factor to consider is the type of anesthesia used. General anesthesia, often used for more complex cases, tends to cost more than local anesthesia.

Lastly, the cost of post-surgery care, including medications, dressings, and follow-up visits, should also be factored into the overall budget.

It's important to note that while the cost is a significant consideration, it should not be the sole deciding factor. The surgeon's experience, the safety of the facility, and the likelihood of achieving your desired results are equally, if not more, important. Remember, gynecomastia surgery is an investment in your confidence and wellbeing. Take the time to research to ensure you make an informed decision that you're comfortable with. By understanding the cost breakdown, potential patients can better navigate their surgical journey. While gynecomastia surgery in Toronto isn't inexpensive, it's a transformative procedure that can significantly enhance one's quality of life.

5 Tips For The Recovery Period After Male Breast Reduction Surgery

It's important that men have a clear understanding on the optimal recovery process for the procedure. Post-operative care instructions are provided, but the following are a few points to consider.

1. Choose The Optimal Sleeping Position
The patient's sleeping position will be a crucial element in their speed of recovery. It's important for patients to sleep propped up by their pillows and mattresses to reduce the swelling. Sleeping on the back is recommended during the first few days after the procedure.

2. Avoid Aspirin-Based Pain Relief
Aspirin-based pain relief is to be avoided during the recovery period, as it can potentially cause bleeding from the surgical site.

3. Limit Showering
Patients should try to keep their wounds dry for at least 72 hours after the surgery to minimize pain and limit potential damage to the surgical site. Taking a shallow bath can be a good alternative for patients that must bathe during this timeframe.

4. Protect Scars From The Sun
To minimize the long-term appearance of scarring it's important to limit sun exposure for the first year following surgery. This will help ensure that the scars heal quickly and fade in the coming years. We can help provide advice on scar reduction and can provide further information on the available care products, like silicone scar gel.

5. Try To Wear Loose Fitting Clothing
Patients should be aware that their surgical site areas might be painful to touch for at least three weeks after the procedure. And so it's often recommended that they wear loose-fitting clothing during that period of time. If the patient must dress professionally for work, they might wish to speak with their management team to discuss alternative clothing options for the month after the surgery.

By learning more on how to achieve the optimal recovery, male breast reduction surgery patients can ensure they achieve the ideal results from their procedure. Our team is available now to help guide you through the surgical process!

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What Causes Gynecomastia? Causes of breast enlargement in males

Gynecomastia is a common endocrine system disorder which involves an increase in the size of breast tissue in males. In fact, up to 60% of men have gynecomastia. The cause of gynecomastia is uncertain, but it is thought to be caused by an increase in the ratio of estrogens to androgens due to disruptions in the endocrine system.

Alcohol. With alcohol being a very social aspect of our lives, some people may find themselves wondering if alcohol consumption leads to gynecomastia. The answer is that, while a lot of different things contribute to gynecomastia, alcohol is one such risk factor, especially among heavy drinkers.

Certain Health Problems. This includes liver disease, kidney failure and low levels of testosterone.

Medications. This includes methadone, HIV medication, heartburn and ulcer medications, antifungal medications, certain antibiotics, anti-anxiety medication such as Valium, some antidepressants as well as tea tree oil. About 10-25% of cases are the result of medications. This type is known as "non-physiologic gynecomastia."

Drugs. This includes alcohol, marijuana and steroids. The latter two are leading causes of gynecomastia for young men in particular.

Lack of Proper Nutrition. Improper nutrition causes testosterone to drop, while estrogen continues to be produced, therein causing an imbalance. This can be one of the primary causes of breast enlargement in males.

Aging. The natural decline in testosterone and an increase in fatty tissue as men age can can lead to "senile gynecomastia" as the fatty tissue converts testosterone into estrogen.

How Does Alcohol Consumption lead to Gynecomastia?

Alcohol consumption can lead to gynecomastia, especially if consumed in excessive quantities. There are several possible reasons for this.

Ethanol, which is the intoxicating component found in beer, wine and liquor, may disrupt the synthesis of testosterone, while phytoestrogens in alcohol may also cause a higher estrogen to testosterone ratio. Hops in beer especially turns into estrogen in the body.

Alcohol leads to an increase in calories, which can add additional fatty tissue to a man's chest.

Certain chronic diseases due to high alcohol intake can cause gynecomastia, including alcoholic liver disease and even cirrhosis of the liver. The latter is due to the fact that the liver cannot properly metabolize certain hormones, including estrogen.

Consume alcohol within the recommended safe limits. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism generally considers low-risk drinking for men to be no more than 4 drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Maintain a healthy body weight.

Why choose dr. Atul KESARWANI

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is a board certified plastic surgeon at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. He has 30+ years of experience in the field.

You'll speak with Dr. A. Kesarwani directly during your initial consultation. He has a gentle approach and unwavering commitment to achieving the beautiful, natural looking results you want. He takes the time to discuss your goals and assess your situation before providing you with a custom tailored solution. No detail is overlooked. You will appreciate her fastidious and exacting nature — traits that are essential when performing any procedure, particularly those targeting the face!

Dr. A. Kesarwani is dedicated to delivering you beautiful results while maintaining excellent patient safety and achieving superior patient satisfaction.