What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is common among men of all ages. Gynecomastia is the medical term used to describe extra breast tissue in the male breast that makes the areola and nipple protrude rather than lay flat. Some patients refer to this as “man boobs”, and it can really affect confidence in men especially when having to take off your shirt.
BodyTite for Scarless Gynecomastia Treatment
While traditional gynecomastia surgery involves incisions, stitches, and downtime, scarless gynecomastia treatment does not! Using a special technique with BodyTite, men can enjoy a flatter, firmer chest without surgery.
With the BodyTite machine, Dr. Timothy Janiga can use RFAL as an alternative to the traditional surgical option. This procedure can be performed in the operating room or in the office under local anesthesia. Most people choose to do it in the office unless they are combining it with other procedures that require operating room time. During treatment, the chest area will first be numbed with a tumescent anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable. Then, a port site will be created in the chest tissue and a small wand is placed under the skin. This wand sandwiches the entire thickness of the skin between it’s probes and is used to deliver radiofrequency heat to the entire thickness of the skin. This heat melts the redundant breast tissue, tightens the skin, and reduces the excess breast tissue.
Following scarless gynecomastia treatment with BodyTite, you will be wrapped with a mild compression garment to help with swelling for the first few days. You may experience mild discomfort for up to five days. Many men can return to work within a day or two, depending on the nature of their profession. Dr. Janiga will provide you with specific aftercare instructions based on your work requirements to ensure that you have the easiest recovery and attain the best results.
This procedure takes approximately one hour to perform per body area, occasionally more depending on the end goal or if combined with other procedures. A more exact timing can be provided during your consultation.
Scarless gynecomastia and BodyTite can be combined with other treatments such as liposuction and tummy tuck depending on your unique needs. It is also commonly performed alone.
Scarless Gynecomastia with BodyTite
Dr. Timothy Janiga uses BodyTite to minimize scarring during the gynecomastia procedure.
At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.
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Results & Recovery
You will begin to see results a immediately following your procedure with flattening of the nipple/areolar complex right away. You will continue to see improvement and tightening of the skin for up to a year. The breast tissue is permanently removed and does not come back, but you will continue to age after your treatment with BodyTite and new skin laxity can develop over time.
Downtime is minimal compared with traditional surgery – usually one to two days – but can last up to 10 days, depending on which areas are treated. In your customized consultation with Dr. Janiga, you will discuss what to expect from your specific scarless gynecomastia and BodyTite treatment.
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To learn more about scarless gynecomastia treatment, contact our office today or call 775-364-0224 to schedule a consultation appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlarged male breast tissue. It is actually quite common and can affect males of all ages. There are many different causes of gynecomastia, including an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen.
Who is a candidate for scarless gynecomastia treatment?
Healthy males who are looking to eliminate excess breast tissue without surgery can often benefit from scarless gynecomastia treatment. Patients should be within their ideal, healthy weight before undergoing this procedure. To learn more regarding candidacy, contact our office today.
What should I expect during the scarless gynecomastia treatment?
During treatment, the area to be treated will be numbed. Then, a port site will be made in the chest tissue, and a small wand is placed under the skin. This wand will deliver radiofrequency (RF) heat to the skin, melting unwanted breast tissue and tightening the skin.
What is recovery like?
Downtime is minimal and can last from 1-10 days, depending on the extent of your procedure. You will begin to see results right after treatment, with continued improvement throughout the year. Results are permanent and excess tissue will not come back.
How much does BodyTite gynecomastia treatment cost?
The average cost of BodyTite is about $6,785. However, pricing may vary depending on location and the amount of change desired.
Does gynecomastia surgery always leave scars?
For moderate to severe cases of gynecomastia, yes, incisions are necessary and will result in very fine scarring once they have healed. With Scarless Gynecomastia surgery a device called BodyTite is used and does not require incisions or stitches only small port sites for the wand to be inserted through.
How long does recovery take from scarless male breast reduction?
Depending on your job, recovery can vary. If you have a desk job you may return to work within a day or two, but if your job requires more lifting or physical activity you may need to limit those activities for a week or so. You will have some bruising and fluid accumulation and you may want to leave your shirt on in public for several weeks after your procedure.
Does male breast reduction tighten skin?
With Dr. Janiga’s scarless gynecomastia technique, using BodyTite’s radiofrequency energy there will be skin contraction that gives immediate skin tightening results that will continue to improve for up to a year after your procedure.
How do you get a more masculine chest?
With plastic surgery options like scarless gynecomastia surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction, Dr. Janiga can help sculpt your chest and torso with a combined approach to give you a flatter stomach and more robust pecs.
Does your chest feel numb after gynecomastia treatment?
With minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgical techniques, the likelihood of experiencing decreased sensation in the nipples or chest tissue is lower than ever. However, it’s still possible to experience this side effect.
Does gynecomastia grow back?
This can depend on the underlying cause. For this reason, it’s important to always consult a board-certified plastic surgeon and explore different causes.
Is there a non-surgical way to get rid of gynecomastia?
BodyTite is a non-surgical way to remove breast tissue and fat, as well as contract skin in the chest, without the need for incisions or surgery. The result is a flatter, more masculine chest without scarring or significant downtime.
Does scarless gynecomastia last forever?
Scarless Gynecomastia can produce long-term results after treating gynecomastia. To maintain your results, it’s important to lead a healthy, active lifestyle to prevent weight fluctuations.
How long should I wear a compression garment after scarless gynecomastia?
You should wear your compression garment as much as possible for 6 weeks after your scarless gynecomastia treatment. You’ll be given specific aftercare instructions by our team after your procedure.
Do you need to wear a compression garment after scarless gynecomastia?
A compression garment can help shape your results, improve contours, and prevent swelling after your procedure. Make sure to wear your compression garment according to instructions.