Gynecomastia In Honolulu, HI



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There are many men out there who put countless hours into their bodies to achieve a “god-like” appearance. Through hard work, dedication, and motivation, this aesthetic goal should be easily achievable for every man out there, right? Unfortunately, that’s not a factual way to look at it.

There are so many men in the world that try so hard to achieve a chiseled appearance, but sometimes, fat just likes to stick around, giving off a weak and soft look. If this a struggle that you can sympathize with, Gynecomastia surgery may be a procedure that could turn the tide for you.

Dr. Larry Schlesinger strives to provide his gynecomastia patients the results that not only they can be proud of, but will also improve their overall quality of life. For more information on this surgery, please keep reading below.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in enlarged breasts in men and is repaired with a Male Breast Reduction. A male breast reduction removes excess fat or glandular tissue that contributes to overly large breasts. Factors that exacerbate the symptoms of gynecomastia include hormonal imbalances, excess fat in the area, excess glandular tissue, medications, and genetics. A male breast reduction is the surgical procedure commonly used to reverse the effects of the aforementioned factors and provide a proportionate breast size.

Another way this treatment can provide a higher quality of life is because it can help reduce, or at least help treat male breast cancer. Male breast cancer is often fatal because no one looks at it. To that end, we send all male breast tissue to pathology for analysis. Any of our gynecomastia surgery patients can be assured that he will not only get a cosmetic result but if there is any dangerous pathology present, he will be alerted to it immediately. Female breast cancer is treatable and often curable with the newer techniques utilized today.

Gynecomastia can be corrected with two methods: liposuction or the removal of excess breast tissue via a small incision around the areola. A suction breast reduction is usually all that is required to achieve the desired results and only involves a small incision in the breast so the fatty deposits may be suctioned out.

Liposuction is an excellent technique for eliminating pseudo-gynecomastia which is fat, and some true gynecomastia which is a gland. However, very often, gynecomastia has two components and the final bit of tissue needs to be excised surgically from underneath the nipple along with liposuction.

Patients are required to wear a compression garment over the treated area for seven to ten days, with bandages typically being removed the day after the surgery. Bruising and swelling will occur but will decrease gradually. It is important to avoid heavy exercises for two to three weeks following the surgery and the final results may not be visible for roughly ten weeks following the procedure.

What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia?

Men suffering from Gynecomastia will find a male breast reduction can promote a masculine appearance to the chest and eliminate embarrassing “man boobs.” Patients find restored self-confidence and more motivation to return to a workout regimen, further promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The effects of a male breast reduction are lasting if the patient maintains a healthy weight, but in cases where gynecomastia again enlarges the breasts, a follow-up male breast reduction can be possible.

Who are the Best Candidates for Gynecomastia?

The best candidates for a Hawaii Gynecomastia surgery from Dr. Schlesinger are patients who have the following characteristics:

  • Are at a relatively normal weight
  • Are overall healthy and do not have life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that may impede healing
  • Cannot correct their gynecomastia through alternative medical treatments
  • Feel that their breasts are too large and are bothered by their appearance
  • Have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery
  • Non-smokers or drug users
  • Possess a positive outlook with clear goals for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

First Steps

What’s the First Step?

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If you feel like the Gynecomastia procedure in Hawaii is right for you, the first step is to schedule your consultation. When you come in for this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Schlesinger, who will listen to your body goals, examine your chest, and answer any questions you may have. He will also ask you some questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history, so it is very important to be open and honest with her because the information you provide helps prevent any unnecessary risks or side effects. He will then create your personal procedure plan. If you agree with the plan, you will then schedule your surgical date with our Patient Coordinator.


What to Expect on the Day of Gynecomastia

On the day of your Gynecomastia, Dr. Schlesinger will perform the surgery as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. Typically beginning with Liposuction, any excess fatty tissue will be removed. A small cannula (tube), is inserted under the armpit or around the areola, then moving back and forth, loosens and eliminates fat deposits through gentle suction. Larger amounts of glandular tissue and skin will need to be excised and removed. Most patients require a combination of both liposuction and excision to achieve a tight, sculpted chest. Once complete, Dr. Schlesinger will place sutures for proper healing.

The surgery will take between one and two hours to complete.

Gynecomastia Recovery

After your Gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be wrapped with a compression bandage to help minimize swelling, bleeding, and bruising. For complex cases where a more intricate approach was used, a small tube for draining may be properly positioned to help with fluid. The outcomes following this procedure are almost immediately visible and most men are extremely excited about the cosmetic enhancement. Any incisions made during surgery take time to heal and any scars left behind are barely seen. With your new, masculine-appearing chest, you may get medical clearance from Dr. Schlesinger to incorporate exercise and weight training, which will help accentuate the surgical results.

What is the cost?

How Much Does Gynecomastia Cost in Hawaii?

The costs for male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery) in Hawaii will range between $7,000 to $9,000. This includes surgeon’s fees, operating room and lab costs, post-op materials, laser scar revision, tattooing, and/or touch-ups, should they be necessary (most plastic surgeons do not include these as part of their fee). Anesthesia fees, medication, and travel costs are not included.

Be sure to check out our patient financing options and current specials to see how you can save.

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Why Choose Dr. Schlesinger?

Dr. Larry Schlesinger is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in Hawaii. With more than 20,000 plastic surgery procedures to his credit, he is recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons not only in Hawaii but across our country.
Dr. Schlesinger understands the importance of taking a customized approach for each patient, as not everybody has the same build or requirements. His passion for aesthetic plastic surgery comes from his belief that it empowers people to reach their full potential. There are many men out there whose physique can be emotionally draining and even negatively impact their daily life. By helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals with Gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Schlesinger enables them to redirect their energy toward the things in life that bring them joy.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our Hawaii Gynecomastia patients find that surgery greatly benefits their lives, providing way more self-confidence in the way they look, especially when shirtless. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today at (808) 597-8835 or use our website to request a consultation with Dr. Schlesinger. We look forward to helping you achieve the chest of your dreams!

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    Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world.

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