Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia in Baton Rouge, LA with Dr. Robyn Daugherty

Gynecomastia is a condition that enlarges male breast tissue, impacting males of all ages. Along with the physical changes, gynecomastia can also cause mental and emotional distress, making affected men feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance. However, gynecomastia reduction surgery can help restore a more masculine-looking chest contour. 

With utmost precision and artistic creativity, Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a Baton Rouge gynecomastia reduction surgeon who strives to help you reach your aesthetic goals through quality surgical care. You deserve a plastic surgeon who listens to your goals and values your time—you deserve the care of Dr. Daugherty. 

Refining the appearance of your chest and renewing your confidence with the best gynecomastia reduction in Baton Rouge, LA is easier than ever! Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are located in Baton Rouge and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Louisiana.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes the tissues in the male breast to enlarge, creating a more feminine chest profile. The condition can have different causes, and it can present in males of all ages. In some cases, gynecomastia will resolve itself once the contributing factors are addressed; however, other cases of gynecomastia do require surgical intervention to restore a more masculine chest contour. Depending on the severity and cause, gynecomastia may be treated with liposuction or may require the removal of skin and glandular tissue. 

Gynecomastia reduction surgery can include: 

  • Reducing fatty tissue affecting one or both breasts
  • Removing glandular tissue
  • Excising excess skin
before and after gynecomastia front view of male patient

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Enlarged male breasts can not only hinder physical activity but they can also generate emotional issues that can create negative self-image and psychological distress. When you no longer feel restricted by enlarged breasts, you may discover new health and wellness options that will further improve your physique and overall quality of life. 

By improving the masculine contour of the chest, gynecomastia reduction can deliver long-lasting, natural-looking results that offer benefits like:

  • A more masculine chest appearance
  • Create better definition of pectoral muscles
  • Increased confidence and renewed masculine identity
  • Improved posture
  • Less back, shoulder, or neck pain
  • More easily participate in physical activities
  • Improved appearance in clothing
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Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Gynecomastia Treatment?

Overall, candidates for gynecomastia reduction include men in good overall mental and physical health who are looking to correct gynecomastia to improve their masculine chest contour and appearance. 

Dr. Daugherty recommends candidates for Baton Rouge gynecomastia reduction should:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle 
  • Be at a stable weight
  • Be non-smokers or willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the risks of surgery

Your Gynecomastia Consultation

As an active wife and mother, Dr. Daugherty knows the value of your time. During each consultation, Dr. Daugherty focuses on hearing your complaints, goals, and your ideal endpoint. Dr. Daugherty will review the details, risks, and benefits of gynecomastia reduction procedures. Dr. Daugherty will conduct a thorough examination, including:

Why You Should Choose Dr. Daugherty as Your Gynecomastia Surgeon

As an artist and a perfectionist, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robyn Daugherty chose plastic surgery because of the precision it demands and the creativity it allows. Teaming extensive medical expertise with her artistic touch, Dr. Daugherty understands how plastic surgery can improve and enrich her patients’ lives with natural-looking results that increase confidence and renew self-image, and that’s what makes her your choice as one of the best gynecomastia reduction surgeons in Baton Rouge. 

As a busy wife and mother of four boys, including twins, Dr. Daugherty understands similar bodily changes and insecurities many of her patients have experienced. Dr. Daugherty’s goal is to help you restore your body confidence with beautiful, natural-looking results. We want to make you look like you—only better.

What Can I Expect During a Baton Rouge Gynecomastia Procedure?

Dr. Daugherty customizes each gynecomastia reduction procedure to address the specific needs of each patient for optimal results. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In and Anesthesia
Plan on arriving about an hour prior to your procedure. After you’ve been greeted and checked in, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, then perform surgical markings. Once you are sedated, Dr. Daugherty will begin your Baton Rouge male breast reduction procedure.
Gynecomastia Surgery: Liposuction Technique
Gynecomastia may be the result of excess fatty tissue in the chest. Various liposuction techniques may be used to address this cause. Dr. Daugherty will create small incisions to insert a liposuction cannula to loosen and extract the excess fat.
Gynecomastia Surgery: Excision Technique
There are some cases of gynecomastia that are caused by glandular breast tissue or excess skin. In these cases, excision techniques are used to remove the unwanted tissues. During this procedure, the areola may be reduced, and the nipple may be repositioned, creating a more masculine contour. In some cases of gynecomastia, a combination of techniques is used.
Aftercare
Following a male breast reduction surgery, the chest will be covered by dressings or bandages. Patients are fitted with an elastic bandage or support garment to help minimize swelling and support the new chest contour for four to six weeks after surgery. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical exercises that use the chest muscles. Most patients may resume their normal activities four to six weeks following surgery. For those with physically demanding jobs or who care for small children, plan on having four to six weeks of recovery time. Patients sedentary jobs may possibly return to work in one to two weeks.
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Renew Your Self Image with Gynecomastia Treatment!

You’ll love your more masculine looking chest contour and the confidence-boosting, long-lasting results you get from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best gynecomastia reduction surgeons in Baton Rouge! 

Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your gynecomastia reduction surgery consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA Gynecomastia

The cost of gynecomastia reduction surgery is determined by your individual needs and the techniques required to achieve your desired goals. Following your consultation, Dr. Daugherty’s team will give you a breakdown of the costs.

Most patients notice results immediately following a gynecomastia reduction surgery. However, patients will also experience swelling and bruising that temporarily obscures results. As the body heals, results continue to improve. Residual swelling, however, may take three to six months to completely resolve. 

You will experience long-lasting results from gynecomastia surgery by continuing your healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain your stable weight. You may also need to avoid certain prescription medications or drugs, including steroids, to ensure your results.

Following gynecomastia reduction surgery, patients should sleep on their backs with their upper bodies slightly elevated to minimize swelling. Patients should avoid stomach sleeping for at least four to six weeks following gynecomastia surgery.

Typically, gynecomastia surgery recovery time is approximately four to six weeks. During this time, you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities, like exercise, that use the chest muscles.

You should avoid strenuous exercising for at least four to six weeks following your gynecomastia surgery. However, you should begin walking as soon as possible after surgery.

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