Gynecomastia Surgery

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What Does Gynecomastia Surgery Address?

Gynecomastia is a condition associated with excess localized fat, problematic excess glandular tissue development, and excess breast skin. It may affect one or both breasts. Although it can resolve on its own over time without treatment, it can cause men to feel self-conscious and may be difficult to cope with. Some men may even avoid certain activities in public—such as swimming at a pool or the ocean—because they don’t want to show their chest. If the gynecomastia persists and non-surgical methods haven’t worked, they may choose to have surgery to correct it. Note that while gynecomastia itself is not a serious condition, it can potentially be a sign of more serious underlying medical problems.

Surgery for gynecomastia has a high satisfaction rate and can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life. Although losing weight can sometimes help to minimize enlarged male breasts, even very slim patients may still suffer from the look of breasts because they have excess glandular tissue. Gynecomastia surgery includes the removal of excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue.

How Does Gynecomastia Surgery Work?

Surgery for gynecomastia is generally a straightforward procedure that can involve one of two main techniques. It is often treated with liposuction for fat reduction, but the procedure may also involve surgical tissue excision. During liposuction, incisions may be made on either side on the chest, in one of several areas depending on a range of factors.

Excess fat and glandular tissue will then be removed to sculpt a more natural and proportionate-looking chest. For more severe cases of gynecomastia that cause stretched, sagging tissue, the glandular tissue and skin may need to be surgically excised.

General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be administered. Sometimes the surgery may combine liposuction with direct excision of the excess breast tissue.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery?

What is the Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Process?

The discomfort after male breast reduction is usually minimal, but patients may experience some soreness that can be managed with prescribed or overthe-counter pain medications. Patients may be instructed to wear a compression garment to reduce discomfort, control swelling and bruising, and promote healing.

There will be a few days of recovery time required if only liposuction is used to reduce enlarged male breasts, but if surgical removal of tissue is involved, the recovery may last between two to four weeks. Patients should avoid heavy physical activity for several weeks as they heal.

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