Type 3 Gynecomastia - Slight Breast Roll

Definition

Breast tissue: Extends over chest fold

Nipple position: 0 to 2 cm. below chest fold

Chest fold shape: Moderate skin excess - horizontal chest fold (not rounded)

Most common demographic: 25 - 60 years old, single, married or married with children.

Type 3 includes men who are single, married or are married to children. Type 3's usually avoided taking their shirt off in public. Due to insecurity and embarrassment of the condition, relationships can be inhibited. Single men must compete with limited clothing options in a single body-centered world. It can be difficult to work out because it can accentuate gynecomastia, which has a psychological impact. Men who are married or have a significant other are usually uncomfortable to take off their shirt or wear fitted shirts. Young fathers are uncomfortable with their children doing shirtless activities like a pool, a beach and a water park. It seems pointless to work out which is difficult to deal with.

The greatest difference between type 2 and type 3 is the tightness of the skin. The skin loses elasticity with aging. Type 3 has moderate laxity of the skin, which prevents the skin from compressing the tissue against the pec. Both muscle and the nipple drops below the pec. Border. Border. This laxity of the skin is most evident when sitting or shouldering with elbows on the knees.

Surgery Information

Anesthesia: Typically performed under local anesthesia in the office, however, general anesthesia is available as well.  

Cost: Average cost under local anesthesia is $6,900 - $7,500. The cost will vary if combined w/ other procedures or performed under general anesthesia. 

Recovery: 2 - 3 days for sedentary work, 4-6 weeks if a job requires heavy labor.

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