Gynecomastia is the development of excess breast tissue in men. It often causes physical discomfort and leads to poor body image.
Dr. John F. Zavell in Toledo, OH, provides male breast reduction for men who are unable to reduce breast size with diet and exercise.
During this procedure, Dr. Zavell will use advanced techniques to remove excess tissue and contour your chest for a more masculine physique.
Why Toledo Relies on Us
Decades in Practice
Dr. Zavell has been a practicing plastic surgeon since 1993. His approximately three decades of experience is invaluable for effectively treating the issues many men have with unwanted breast tissue. Our surgeon tailors treatment to your individual case and needs.
Dr. Zavell is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons—a great honor that he earned by passing various rigorous requirements, such as becoming a board-certified surgeon, establishing himself as a surgery specialist, and receiving references from existing Fellows.
Our practice offers multiple sedation options designed to make procedures like liposuction and gynecomastia surgery simple and pain-free. Depending on your needs, we can administer either general anesthesia or IV sedation for your procedure.
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Gynecomastia Is Common And Nothing to Be Ashamed Of
According to statistics published by the Aesthetic Society in 2021, gynecomastia surgery is the second most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgery for American men.
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Gynecomastia can cause breast pain, lumps, tenderness, and swelling. Our surgeon has helped many men effectively deal with these breast issues. If you are struggling with any of the aforementioned breast symptoms, know we are here to help.
Dr. Zavell is known for conducting highly personalized and very thorough consultations. When patients come to him, they are empowered with the knowledge they need to regain confidence and put on the path to the right surgery for them. To allow Dr. Zavell to prepare for your appointment, you can send pictures of your chest for him to evaluate. He also offers video consultations for added convenience.
Leaves 5-Star Reviews For Our Plastic Surgeon
"I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his staff. They answered all of my questions thoroughly, made me feel comfortable, and helped me through the pre and post surgery process. I'm very satisfied with my results and plan to have another procedure in a few months."
—Chris B., 5-Star Review
The Gynecomastia Surgery Timeline
There are several techniques designed to eliminate excess tissue and fat deposits from the breasts. The methods used to achieve these goals will depend on your needs. In some cases, liposuction may be sufficient. In other instances, Dr. Zavell may need to remove excess skin and tissue as well.
Here is what to expect during a typical gynecomastia surgery:
Dr. Zavell offers sedation, so you won't feel any pain during your procedure.
Recovering From Male Breast Surgery
How to Support Healing
Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are all normal aspects of healing. After surgery, you may receive a compression garment to support and protect the recently adjusted tissue.
How Long to Avoid Strenuous Activity
It is important to avoid all strenuous activities for at least two weeks after surgery, as this can pull incisions open and leave you vulnerable to infection.
When to Return to Work
If you work in an office, you can typically return to work within a week or so. However, if your job is more physically demanding, you may need to take up to two weeks off.
Why You Should Stay Out of the Sun
Wear a shirt if you're outside to allow the incision sites to heal properly and reduce scarring.
Maintaining Your Plastic Surgery Results
To maintain the results of your gynecomastia surgery, you must be dedicated to eating a well-balanced diet and implementing a routine exercise regimen. If you gain a significant amount of weight after the procedure, it could undermine the effects of treatment.
You Can Combine Procedures For More Pronounced Results
Liposuction is a procedure that can be performed to eliminate excess fat deposits throughout the body. You can elect to have this surgery on your midsection, chest, thighs, upper arms, and more.
Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgery that is performed to eliminate excess fat and loose skin throughout the midsection.
More 5-Star Reviews From Toledo, Ohio For Our Surgeon and Plastic Surgery Team
I had a great experience, Dr Zavell and his staff are awesome from start to finish. I’m super happy with the results. I highly recommend him.View on Google
My experience with Dr Zavell and his staff has been nothing short of amazing... This was my first surgery in my life and they made the whole experience great. If I had to go through it all again I would because that’s how great they made me feel throughout the whole process and I’m obsessed with my results!View on Google