Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu Plastic Surgery - Chirurgie Plastique
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1558 Dr Penfield Ave 2e étage, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9

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(514) 458-3363

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Office Address - Adresse de bureau

1558 Dr Penfield Ave 2e étage, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9

Phone Number - Numéro de téléphone

(514) 458-3363

info@dr-avm.com

info@dr-avm.com

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Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlargement of male breast tissue. The numbers of men seeking out surgery for gynecomastia has continued to increase over the years. I continue to see more and more men requesting surgery to improve the look and contour of their chests. During puberty, hormonal surges can lead to the growth of male breast tissue. In some cases, this breast tissue shrinks after puberty, but in many cases, the breasts remain enlarged. Studies have suggested that the prevalence of asymptomatic gynecomastia is 50% to 60% in adolescents and up to 70% in men aged 50 to 69 years.

Common causes of gynecomastia include puberty, excess weight gain, use of anabolic steroids in bodybuilders and use of marijuana. Several other medications can also cause male breast enlargement. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the excess weight breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved, and excess skin may be removed.

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty. This surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contour.

The Procedure

Surgery to remove the breast tissues usually involves liposuction of the excess fat followed by surgical removal of the excess glandular breast tissue through an incision at the margin of the nipple-areolar complex. In more severe cases, skin excision and nipple repositioning may be required.

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Before & After / Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by enlargement of the male breasts, which can be due to an excess of fat and glandular tissue. Experts estimate that 40 to 60 percent of men are affected by gynecomastia, which can cause social and psychological distress. Gynecomastia is diagnosed after a careful medical evaluation and is often confirmed by medical imaging

Though the exact cause is not always known, gynecomastia has been linked to certain medications, hormonal imbalance, and steroid use.

Exercise can reduce excess stored fat on the chest; however, it has no effect on the dense glandular tissue which can be responsible for gynecomastia. Some men are frustrated to find that no matter how hard or often they exercise, their breasts do not get smaller.

During the operation, the surgeon uses a combination of liposuction and excision techniques to remove fat and glandular tissue. Excess fat is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened over the chest. The nipple-areolar complex can be reduced and relocated higher on the breast, if needed.

Recovery varies by patient and the scope of their procedure. Most patients return to work and socializing after about a week. Light exercise can be resumed two weeks after surgery and more strenuous activities four to six weeks after surgery.

Incisions are strategically designed to lie in the natural folds of the skin to limit visibility and fade considerably after surgery. Most men are happy to trade their enlarged breasts for barely noticeable scars.

In addition to improving the appearance of the chest, gynecomastia surgery can also lead to an increase in self-confidence and sexual satisfaction. Many men have newfound motivation to exercise and maintain their results.

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by enlargement of the male breasts, which can be due to an excess of fat and glandular tissue. Experts estimate that 40 to 60 percent of men are affected by gynecomastia, which can cause social and psychological distress. Gynecomastia is diagnosed after a careful medical evaluation and is often confirmed by medical imaging

Though the exact cause is not always known, gynecomastia has been linked to certain medications, hormonal imbalance, and steroid use.

Exercise can reduce excess stored fat on the chest; however, it has no effect on the dense glandular tissue which can be responsible for gynecomastia. Some men are frustrated to find that no matter how hard or often they exercise, their breasts do not get smaller.

During the operation, the surgeon uses a combination of liposuction and excision techniques to remove fat and glandular tissue. Excess fat is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened over the chest. The nipple-areolar complex can be reduced and relocated higher on the breast, if needed.

Recovery varies by patient and the scope of their procedure. Most patients return to work and socializing after about a week. Light exercise can be resumed two weeks after surgery and more strenuous activities four to six weeks after surgery.

Incisions are strategically designed to lie in the natural folds of the skin to limit visibility and fade considerably after surgery. Most men are happy to trade their enlarged breasts for barely noticeable scars.

In addition to improving the appearance of the chest, gynecomastia surgery can also lead to an increase in self-confidence and sexual satisfaction. Many men have newfound motivation to exercise and maintain their results.

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EXCELLENT rating
Based on 7 reviews
Dr.Viezel ma redonner le corps d avant mes grosesses. Très professionnel.
Kathiuscia Thomas
Kathiuscia Thomas
2023-02-14
Chirurgien compétent, humain et très gentil. Très satisfaite de ma chirurgie
Jacinthe Raymond
Jacinthe Raymond
2023-01-24
Cela faisait plusieurs années que j’espérais cette chirurgie. Étant dans la soixantaine avancée je craignais qu’il soit trop tard. Heureusement lors de la consultation, l’approche professionnelle et bienveillante du Dr Viezel-Mathieu ainsi que son ton rassurant, m’ont rapidement mise en confiance. Depuis la chirurgie ma qualité de vie est définitivement améliorée. Je suis enchantée des résultats. Je suis très reconnaissante au Dr Viezel-Mathieu pour les excellents soins qu’il m’a prodigués.
Lucie Marchand
Lucie Marchand
2022-12-17
I had an incredible experience with Dr. Viezel-Mathieu. He and his team were patient, empathetic and efficient during our consult and throughout my procedure. He provided me with the exact beautiful and natural results I was looking for. Couldn't be happier!
Maxine Viezel
Maxine Viezel
2022-03-16

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