Gynecomastia is a condition among males that causes enlarged breasts. Enlarged breasts can affect a man’s confidence, but many men are choosing to undergo a male breast reduction for a flat, more masculine chest. It is popular because the innovative techniques that are used to carry out the procedure make it a short surgery with a fast recovery, and the results are meant to be permanent.
There are many factors that can cause gynecomastia, which include certain medications, hormonal imbalances, obesity, and certain health conditions. The condition can occur at any age, and it can be administered safely on adult men and teenagers. However, if teens undergo the procedure, they may need a secondary surgery into adulthood.
How Is the Procedure Carried Out?
The procedure is administered using liposuction or tissue excision. Liposuction is administered as an outpatient procedure. A small cannula will be inserted into the target area and moved in a back and forth motion to dislodge the excess fat and glandular tissue.
Men with severe gynecomastia may need tissue excision to correct the condition. This technique allows our doctor to remove more glandular tissue, fat, and skin. This may also be an ideal technique for men who have sagging skin around the breasts.
We also offer SmartLipo™ for individuals who qualify.
Recovery after a Male Breast Reduction
Immediately after the procedure, you will notice the shape and appearance of your chest has improved. Many men are able to return to work a couple of days to one week following the surgery.
It is important that you move around for short periods the day after the procedure to promote blood circulation and avoid clotting. You should refrain from lifting objects heavier than five pounds for about two weeks after the surgery. It is also recommended that you sleep on your back for three days after the procedure. While you can exercise your lower body about two weeks after the procedure, you should avoid working out your chest until about eight weeks following the surgery.
The glandular tissue that is removed from the procedure will not come back if you stay at a healthy weight and avoid taking certain medications, such as steroids. Weight gain can hinder the results of the procedure if fat accumulates in the chest.
We know that gynecomastia can be an embarrassing condition, which is why we offer male breast reduction at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out which procedure is right for you!