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Gynecomasty

Gynecomasty

Male Procedures
Gynecomasty

Gynecomasty is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Gynecomasty is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

This surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

THE PROCEDURE

 

    • Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures.

    • In cases where Gynecomasty is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.

    • The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

    • Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct Gynecomasty. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour.

    • Gynecomasty surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

RECOVERY TIME

 

During your ccc surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health and when to follow up with Dr. Luis Suarez.

It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Your Patient Coordinator will give you specific instructions on how to care for yoursel