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All You Need to Know About Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Sexy topless handsome male model posing against blue sky.Gynecomastia surgery, more commonly known as male breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery designed to reduce the size of larger-than-normal male breasts. This surgery can be life-changing for men who suffer from gynecomastia. In this condition, the chest area appears more feminine than masculine due to excess fat or glandular tissue in the chest area. If you are considering this type of surgery, here’s all you need to know.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia can result from various factors, including hormonal imbalances, certain medications, excessive weight gain, and aging. In some cases, it can even be hereditary. Unfortunately, no exercise or dieting can fix gynecomastia; however, many men choose to undergo breast reduction surgery to correct this issue and achieve a more masculine physique.

What Does the Male Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?

The procedure typically begins with an incision along the lower border of the nipple or in the armpit. Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon removes any excess skin or glandular tissue around the chest area using liposuction or excisional techniques. The incisions are then closed with sutures and bandaged with medical dressing before wearing compression garments which will help promote healing and reduce swelling during recovery.

Recovery After Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Once your surgery is complete, you should take some time off work (typically one week), so your body has plenty of time to rest and recover. During this time, your doctor may advise you not to engage in strenuous activities, such as lifting or running, as these could disrupt the healing process. To help speed up recovery, you should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during this period. Maintaining a clean and dry bandage at all times will also prevent infection at the surgical site.

How Soon Can I Return To Normal Activities After Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Usually, after a week or two, patients can return to light exercises, like walking. It is best to wait a month or two before strenuous exercise. It will only take a few days for you to return to work and regular activities. Exercises that target the chest, such as weight training, should be avoided for up to six weeks.

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Gynecomastia Consultation!

If you want more information about gynecomastia surgery, contact us today. You can reach out to us with any questions you have! Call us at either 570.622.2900 (Pottsville) or 570.455.4252 (Hazleton), or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Gynecomastia is Something to Talk About

Men, we get it. You’re not known for wearing your hearts on your sleeves. Feelings are something that most men keep close. When health matters like gynecomastia arise, such uncomfortable feelings may come up that having a conversation about them feels impossible. We have met with many men who took the courageous step to schedule a consultation to discuss male breast enlargement. Our conversations with them have taught us how challenging it is to live with this condition. If you have signs of gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts, we encourage you to stop hiding under large clothes or compression garments, to stop trying to exercise your chest into shape, and to call our office today.

Understanding Gynecomastia

There is a common misconception about gynecomastia that it may somehow be a man’s fault. This is untrue. Men who have enlarged breasts do not get that way because they are overweight. They get that way for reasons outside of their control. Related to weight or not, gynecomastia has a genetic component. Scientists believe that the problem could have something to do with a man having too much estrogen compared to testosterone. This hormonal imbalance creates susceptibility to breast overgrowth.

More information has become available in recent years, leading to greater understanding as well as more confusion than is necessary. Because gynecomastia has ties to hormones, some companies have developed supplements that claim to eradicate the excess tissue. This can be a potentially dangerous approach. While gynecomastia surgery is, well, surgery, it is also the most direct and reliable way of addressing this condition.

Gynecomastia surgery is a personalized procedure that is designed around each patient’s unique anatomy and the severity of overgrowth. In some cases, liposuction is an appropriate approach. However, some men need breast gland removal. Some need surgical skin-tightening. Ultimately, a plastic surgeon develops procedures to achieve outstanding, lasting results that free a man to live his most confident life.

If you or someone you love is living with gynecomastia, there is no need to suffer in silence. Let’s have a conversation that could change your life for the better! Contact our Pottsville or Hazleton office to schedule a consultation.

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