No, gynecomastia is an elective surgical procedure. It is for improving the aesthetic appearance.
Most cases of gynecomastia resolve on their own once the underlying cause is addressed. If the condition persists for more than a year, surgery may be needed to remove the excess breast tissue.
Yes, they can, although rarely. There is no such established correlation between gynecomastia and cancer risk.
The doctor will determine your suitability for the procedure during the initial consultation. Ideally, candidates for male breast reduction should be in good health with no pre-existing conditions or active diseases that would make surgery contraindicated.
Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed using a combination of liposuction and tissue extraction to remove excess tissue and contour the chest. The procedure normally takes one to two hours and is performed on a daycare basis under general anesthesia.
No, liposuction is necessary only if you have excessive fatty depositions underneath the skin.
This depends on the cause. If the condition is hereditary, the results are normally permanent. If it is caused by medications, hormonal imbalance, or endocrine dysfunction, the breast tissue may grow again if the underlying cause is not treated completely.
You can resume driving and most light activities a week after the surgery. It is not a good idea to exercise or increase your heart rate for 3 weeks from the time of surgery and vigorous lifting or exercise is not permitted for 6 weeks from surgery. This will help to diminish your swelling and improve your healing rate.
Generally, mild to moderate pain may occur. This pain is easily controlled with medications. By the second week after surgery, this discomfort is greatly diminished, and by the third week, there should be no pain and discomfort.
As with any surgery, there is some complication associated with gynecomastia reduction as well. The complications include wound infection, hematoma, seroma, breast asymmetry, necrosis of the nipple, and deformed contours of the breast.
Yes–each cigarette’s effect lasts 12 hours on the blood vessels of the body. Smoking causes the skin to heal poorly, and the complications associated with smoking are tremendous. Even passive smoking during the weeks before and after surgery will adversely affect your results. Stopping is a must before and after any surgery.
Every surgery produces a certain amount of scarring. With male breast reduction surgery, the incisions are normally hidden under the arm or around the areola to make them as inconspicuous as possible.