Despite diet and exercise some men develop some fullness of their breasts that just won’t go away. If you are experiencing this problem you might be a candidate for a male breast reduction procedure also known as gynecomastia reduction. This is a great way to contour your chest to a more masculine look.
Good Candidates for Gynecomastia Reduction Surgery
Candidates for this procedure have already attempted non-surgical solutions without success. The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery are in good health and do not suffer from any conditions that could lead to complications. Realistic expectations are important.
Non-smokers are ideal candidates for gynecomastia reduction. If you are a smoker, then you will need to avoid smoking for several weeks before surgery and during post-procedure recovery.
You will need to meet with Dr. Small to determine the extent of your excess breast tissue and to ensure that you do not have a medical problem contributing or causing your condition.
During the consultation, you will need to answer some questions about your medical history. You will go over any lifestyle factors that may be contributing to gynecomastia, and Dr. Small will perform an examination.
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for male breast reduction, Dr. Small will go over the details of the surgery, including recovery. Feel free to ask questions, since it is important that you fully understand the surgery.
Your Gynecomastia Reduction Session
Most procedures take approximately 1-3 hours to perform and they are typically performed in a surgical center with some sedation or general anesthesia.
A liposuction technique will be used to remove excess fat that has built up in the chest, and, if necessary, excess glandular breast tissue and skin will also be removed.
Once the surgery is complete, incisions will be closed with sutures if any breast tissue or skin was removed. Incisions will be covered with surgical dressings to protect against infection.
Gynecomastia Reduction Aftercare
Some minor discomfort, swelling, and bruising can be expected during the recovery period. A post-surgical garment must be worn for a time, and time off from work will be needed. It would be advised to avoid putting any kind of pressure on the affected areas; sleeping on your back will be required.
Most patients need about a week to recover from the procedure and are able to return to work after that time. You can return to the gym and resume full physical activities in about 3-4 weeks.
Schedule Your Gynecomastia Reduction Consultation
Contact us today and schedule a consultation to see if male breast reduction is right for you. Arrange your appointment with Dr. Small to get started.