Men with an overdevelopment of the breast area, also known as Gynecomastia, may feel self-conscious of their body. Some may even avoid activities to hide their chest to avoid embarrassment. This condition may occur due to hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs. If this scenario applies to you, male breast reduction may be right for you.
The glandular tissue of the breast swells, due to the lack of testosterone or because of an excess of the female hormone estrogen. Gynecomastia can occur in males of any age.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Dr. Stevens recommends breast reduction for men who are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improvement as well. This procedure is also recommended for non-smokers, non-drug users and for men whose breast development has stabilized.
What to Expect After Surgery
After surgery, it is common to experience swelling during the initial healing phase. An elastic bandage or support garment may need to be worn to help minimize this and to provide support.
It is not uncommon for the breasts to ache for several weeks and this can be alleviated with prescription pain medication. Work and other light activity can usually be resumed within one to two weeks.
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