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What is Gynecomastia?Gynecomastia is referred to as the benign enlargement of the breast tissue in males. The cause can vart from the use of certain drugs or steroids, weight gain, a hereditary condition, or changes in hormone levels.
Gynecomastia may occur in one or both breasts, and it begins with a small nodularity under the areola. The breasts may enlarge unevenly and have a slight tenderness at the touch. Gynecomastia during puberty is not uncommon, and it usually resolves in a few months or years. In adults, gynecomastia may represent a cosmetic concern and surgery may be desired to remove the enlarged breast tissue. It is important to determine that the condition has been stable, or not growing and that it has not responded to medical management.
Gynecomastia surgery procedureGynecomastia surgery and realistic expectations must be addressed in the consultation. Results can be excellent in the right candidates for surgery, and the downtime is minimal. We perform a technique that can leave no scar in the areola or nipple area, thus preventing nipple inversion. Note: Results vary and are not guaranteed for all patients. All images and benefits for procedures provided by Skinsational presented on this site represent specific results for individual clients. By performing the fat and skin removal procedure under local anesthesia with the patient awake, we are able to ask the patient to raise his arms and to contract the chest during the procedure, which allows us to see the results with the patient in a normal position, so liposculpting can achieve excellent results. This is not possible to be done when patients are under general anesthesia or heavy sedation. Individual results may vary depending on a wide variety of factors that we will be happy to discuss during our consultation. It is important to have a postoperative examination and follow-up within days after the procedure, in order to address any issues. Complications of the procedure may include seromas, hematomas, lumpy tissue, asymmetry – all of which can usually be addressed in the postoperative period and corrected. We emphasize our post-liposuction total care treatment regimen to our patients, which optimizes the postoperative treatment, recovery, minimizes downtime, expedites recovery, and it definitely improves the ultimate outcome. It is complementary to our liposuction and liposculpture patients.
Gynecomastia surgery before and after
Gynecomastia FAQsMale breast reduction surgery is a common procedure. However, it requires certain preparations and comes with several risks. Before going into the operating room, it’s important to do sufficient research and schedule a consultation with your doctor.
Is gynecomastia surgery safe?Breast reduction gynecomastia surgery is generally a safe procedure. If your plastic surgeon and physician approve you as a candidate for the operation, the number of possible side effects and complications is minimal. By following the surgeon’s advice and preparing for the gynecomastia surgery carefully, you can ensure its safety and success. The safety of male breast reduction surgery also depends on the plastic surgeon you choose. It’s imperative to opt for experts with extensive experience in breast reduction operations.
What Are the Results of Gynecomastia Plastic Surgery?While excess breast tissue in gynecomastia patients can’t lead to serious health problems, it affects their self-confidence. The results of gynecomastia surgery include improved chest contour and absence of excess skin. Key results become visible immediately after the breast reduction procedure. Then as the swelling subsides, men feel confident about taking off their shirts. It can take another three to six months for the final results to appear. With time, only incision scars will remind of the operation. They can be taken care of with cosmetic surgery, depending on the patient’s wishes.
What Are The Risks Of Gynecomastia Surgery?Even though male breast reduction is a plastic surgery done under local anesthesia. It’s still surgery. It removes the excess fat to ensure improved chest contour.
- Allergic reactions
- Anesthesia risks
- Chest area asymmetry
- Breast shape irregularities
- Fatty tissue necrosis
- Slow healing process
- A possible need for another surgery
How Long Does Gynecomastia Surgery Take?Men who were approved for gynecomastia surgery need to prepare for it. A doctor will schedule a consultation and an ultrasound, run blood tests, check medical history, and much more. The preparation phase may take several days. Once a man is approved for male breast reduction surgery, the doctor schedules the surgery date. In the majority of cases, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The duration of the operation depends on the breast development stage. For some men, liposuction is all that needs to be done. For others, glandular tissue and excess skin need to be removed. The total time of the surgery can vary from one to two hours.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?Men who suffer from over development of glandular tissue are generally good candidates for this cosmetic surgery. However, some counter-indications need to be considered. Good candidates are:
- Men whose condition can’t be dealt with by other medical treatments
- Non smokers and non drug users
- Men without serious or life-threatening medical conditions
- Men older than 18
- Men who aren’t happy with their breast size
Can Gynecomastia Come Back After Surgery?As long as men care for their health after the surgery and maintain a healthy weight, gynecomastia shouldn’t come back. However, to make sure breast enlargement doesn’t occur again, it’s imperative to address the source of the problem, for example, low testosterone levels or the use of steroids. Gynecomastia keeps many men from feeling confident. This common plastic surgery can take care of the problem and improve your quality of life. Gynecomastia patients tend to be highly satisfied with surgery results. They regain self confidence and don’t feel self-conscious about taking off their shirts. If you’d like to learn more about being a candidate for male breast reduction gynecomastia surgery in Boston, contact us today. Our staff is always happy to schedule a consultation with Dr Karen M. Sztulman at a convenient time.
- At the Beginning i was very very nervous, but when i called the secretary told me Dr. Luciano will answer all my questions! Sure he did, when i get to the consult he is very professional answer every single question i have and went straight to what i needed! 5 days post-op feeling amazing. Thank you Dr.Luciano and staff for all your kindness!! And professionalism.
- Dr. Luciano and his staff are caring and on point! Both offices that I attended were very clean, and organized. Dr. Luciano definitely looks after his patients as he would a member of his own family. Which is really important to me! It's why I chose this office and why I would happily go back there again. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
- Dr Luciano was great! The procedure was very well explained in detail, I am now 4 weeks post op tummy tuck and lipo and feel wonderful ! The staff is super helpful and so friendly too. My tummy looks awesome now and I can’t wait for final results in a couple months . A+!!!