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
"Dr Chidester and his staff are amazing. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. I highly recommend his office. They are attentive to detail, very thorough about details, and they care about their patients. Plus Dr Chidester is an amazing dancer, Haha! You need to follow him on IG @drchiddy if you already don’t and see his fun tiktok dances."- B.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr Chidester and his team are hands down the best. Worth the wait, get on a list. I am so happy with his work and expertise. He also found a hernia and repaired it while fixing my abdominal separation. I’m so grateful he would take the time to do that. I always felt I was in the best of hands. His PA Meg is so sweet and calming too."- M.K. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr. Chidester did a fantastic job on my mommy makeover. I had a breast augmentation (375 cc), lift, galaform, internal bra, liposuction on my flanks and back, and a tummy tuck. I drove from out of town and stayed in a nearby hotel for 5 days. I say him 24 hours after surgery and on day 5 to get my drains taken out. He has great bedside manner and his nurses are amazing. By day four, I was off all of the pain meds and only used Tylenol. By day 6, I felt good enough to go in a plane ride over the Grand Canyon. I am 8 weeks post op and am still in awe with the way my scars are healing. I am back to almost all of the activities I was prior to the surgery. No doubt.... the best experience you will have!!! I have no regrets and would do it all over again with Dr. Chiddy."- B.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
"Dr. Chidester removed a large bump that had been growing for the last six years on the back of my hand, directly beneath my pinky and ring fingers. If I hit that bump accidently on anything, I got a sharp pain that shot up from the bump up to my elbow, not a pleasant thing to go through. I had seen two doctors about the bump, and the only thing they offered up was to drain it, and warned me that it would start filling up with fluid again, especially "at my age"! This was not the case with Dr. Chidister, he examined the bump and said that he could remove it in just a few minutes, but it had to be done at Lone Peak Hospital because of Covid restrictions. The hospital and staff there are amazing! Well, the surgery was done, and I was out of there in just a few hours. On the third day after surgery I accidentally hit my hand on something, and I waited for the pain but there was none! I had not been in any pain, AT ALL my hand was tender where the bump used to be, but NO PAIN, I never even had to take as aspirin! I'm so blessed to have been guided to Dr. Chidester, he is an amazing doctor, he must have hand picked his staff because EVERY one I came in contact with, was friendly, outgoing, and professional. DR. CHIDESTER AND STAFF, YOU ARE THE BEST! Thank you all for taking care of me I'm thrilled to have had you all on my team! P.S. That bump turned out to be a tumor...no cancer!"- K.F. / Google / Feb 13, 2021
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 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.