What is Gynecomastia?
The scientific term gynecomastia is used for enlarged male breasts. Caused by an underlying hormonal problem, this condition creates an abnormal growth of breast tissue. Gynecomastia happens for a variety of reasons, including certain drugs, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. Typically, men with gynecomastia feel self-conscious when other people can see their upper body and chest, such as by the pool or at the gym. In Draper, UT, plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, performs gynecomastia to help men who suffer from enlarged breast tissue. This surgery has a very high success rate, and it is one of the more common cosmetic treatments for men.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"On my drive home from out of town I tripped and cut my finger pretty bad! Dr. Chidester stitched me up beautifully. He is crazy good at his job and is also fun to be with! Who has a good time getting stitches? Also he's great to follow on social media! I love watching his surgeries. Anyway, he is by a landslide the best plastic surgeon in utah!"- A.N. / Google / Jul 04, 2020
"Dr. Chidester and his whole staff are absolutely AMAZING. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond with care. My results are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!"- C.M. / Google / Jun 20, 2020
"I was SO PLEASED with Dr Chidester, his office staff and my results. He makes you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. I am 6 wks post breast aug and feel amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!"- K.J. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is wonderful. He has amazing bedside manners. He is kind and friendly, yet very professional. He is easy to talk to and patient with all the questions I had. I highly recommend all my friends and family to see him. In fact I have already had 3 family members and many friends use him for various procedures."- C.C. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
Is Gynecomastia For You?
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure for men with visible excess breast tissue that is difficult to lose through diet and exercise. If you feel frustrated by the appearance of your chest and you maintain a healthy weight, you could benefit from this treatment. Teenagers may also benefit from gynecomastia treatment. However, if excess breast tissue continues to form, teenagers may need an additional procedure later on in adulthood. During your consultation with Dr. Chiddy, he can help you determine the best treatment options to treat the condition.
Liposuction is typically utilized during surgery for gynecomastia. Performed under general anesthesia, liposuction removes excess pockets of fat from the chest wall. Afterward, any sagging skin is removed to create a taut look. Dr. Chiddy will also reposition the areola and nipple so they appear proportionate to the rest of your body. For most men, this technique requires a small incision near the glandular tissue. After Dr. Chiddy has removed the pockets of fat and excess skin, he will tighten the remaining skin.
What To Expect
After your gynecomastia treatment, the chest is supported with a compression garment to help minimize swelling and encourage healing. For more complex cases, Dr. Chiddy may place a small tube for draining, which can reduce fluid retention. Immediately after the surgery, results should appear noticeable and most men feel extremely pleased with the outcomes. Additionally, your incisions will take several weeks to heal and scarring is usually minimal. After your surgery, Dr. Chiddy will provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments. During your follow-up appointment, he can provide information on incorporating exercise and strength training that enhances your final outcome.
Restore your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from male breast enlargement or gynecomastia, we welcome you to call our office in Draper, UT, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiddy to learn more about our male breast reduction procedure. Dr. Chiddy can develop a treatment plan that works best for you, and his team will provide information about the cost or financing through Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. After treatment for gynecomastia, you can stop covering up your chest when going to the pool or beach. Dr. Chiddy has proudly helped many men in the Greater Salt Lake City area regain their confidence.