Male Breast Reduction
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
Having excess fat in the breasts can be troubling for men who desire a more masculine appearance. Enlarged breasts are commonly associated with the female form, which may not be an appealing aesthetic to male patients. Gynecomastia surgery reduces stubborn fat deposits in the male breasts for a slimmer, more sculpted chest.
Having enlarged breast tissue can cause physical discomfort for men who have gynecomastia. Men’s clothing is not designed to accommodate larger male breasts, which sometimes results in irritation and a limited range of motion. Men who undergo gynecomastia surgery eliminate these troubles so that they may feel more comfortable.
Gynecomastia is a source of embarrassment for many men. Sometimes men afflicted with this generally benign condition avoid seeking treatment out of self-consciousness. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery can restore a man’s self-esteem and improve his quality of life.
RecoveryAfter your gynecomastia surgery, you should follow all instructions given to you by Dr. Stevens to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. Take all prescribed medications as instructed to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Any swelling should last only a few weeks. Rest for the first few days, limit your activities for a few weeks, and avoid strenuous exercises for four full weeks. Patients can return to work as soon as Dr. Stevens indicates that it is acceptable to do so.
ScarsScarring is typical after major surgery. You will likely have some degree of scarring after your gynecomastia surgery, though the amount and location will depend on your surgical incision. Scarring should fade as time passes.
PainYou will receive anesthesia to prevent you from feeling any pain during your gynecomastia surgery. During your recovery, some discomfort and soreness may persist for up to a few weeks after surgery. Prescribed pain medications will help you manage any discomfort and make your recovery easier.
CostSeveral factors influence the cost of gynecomastia surgery, including surgical fees, physician’s fees, anesthesia fees, and other necessary expenses. You will receive a price quote at your consultation so that you will know what to expect. Financing options are available for those who desire them.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Changes in sensation