I had asymmetrical lumps with the right side much larger and always sore. Because the lump was sore, I was concerned that the underlying cause was still there and it would grow back. This kept me from getting surgery for a long time. It began to affect my lifestyle and psyche. However, after talking to Dr. Blau, he assured me that it would not return. He even went as far as saying if it did, he would do another operation for free. I live outside of Boston, a town that is know for medical excellence. However, having a specialist with the experience of Dr Blau, I chose to make the trip to White Plains. When it comes to your body, you only get one. An operation like this is not the time to choose based on convenient location or try to save a little money. Dr Blau did a phenomenal job, I could not be happier. I healed faster and better than expected. My chest looks great with almost unnoticeable scars! My only regret is that I did not get it done sooner. I know its cliche, but it is the truth! If you are thinking about it, go get it done now!
About Breast Asymmetry
Breast asymmetry is the condition when both breasts are not equal in size. In men, gynecomastia can include only one or both breasts. Unilateral gynecomastia occurs when only one breast is larger due to gynecomastia, while the other breast is typically normal in both size and shape. Bilateral Asymmetry occurs when gynecomastia is present in both breasts, although each to a different degree. The amount of glandular tissue can affect the size, shape, and location on the chest wall of the enlarged area, the size of the areolas, and protrusion and diameter of the nipples.
Unequal or unilateral gynecomastia is not an uncommon condition. It is more significant when there are very noticeable differences between the two breasts. Often in this case, individuals who suffer from extreme unilateral gynecomastia have experienced severe psychological effects and developed intense social anxiety. The large, and unequal breast may also interfere with developing intimate, personal relationships. Men who develop even mild cases of gynecomastia can suffer from low self-esteem, as well as depression.
Like women, most men have breasts of slightly differing size and shape. Usually, the degree of difference between the two breasts is not severe. Through a study of his patients, however, Dr. Blau has found that more than 80% of male breasts are not symmetrical, but the severity varies greatly from patient to patient. Patients should take this into consideration while examining their chests prior to surgery.
In addition to correcting the difference between breast sizes, the areola often shrinks when gynecomastia excision is performed. In more pronounced cases, the areola may even be larger. When the glandular tissue is removed, the areola symmetry may improve.
The conditions that make up asymmetry can often be corrected to some degree. It is very individual and varies for each patient. Every prospective surgical candidate should discuss this condition with an experienced plastic surgeon prior to surgery. The plastic surgeon’s role is to educate each individual patient as to the possible degree of improvement that can be realistically achieved in his particular case.
Look at the before-and-after photographs of asymmetric gynecomastia below and note ones that resemble your own condition. These pictures will provide you a sense of the results Dr. Blau has achieved in unilateral male breast reduction surgery. Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes.
As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.
Photos Courtesy of Dr. Mordcai Blau, M.D., P.C. ~ Individual results may vary.
* Individual results may vary.
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How much does Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia Asymmetrical Cost?
The cost of a Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia Asymmetrical varies, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information