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Gynecomastia is when men have breast and fat tissue in the breast area and is a more common condition than one might think. Men are often embarrassed by this condition but a gynecomastia correction (or male breast reduction) is available with very little down time.
Gynecomastia may be present from birth, or it could develop later in life as a result of disease, a metabolic disorder, or as a result of natural aging. The condition can be characterized by an excess of fatty tissue and/or development of glandular tissue localized in the breast area. Gynecomastia can also develop in only one, or in both breasts.
How is Gynecomastia Correction Surgery Performed?
If removal of breast tissue is required to correct the chest profile, limited incisions are used to remove the excess tissue, and some scarring will result. Often, liposuction is also used to remove fatty tissue and achieve a pleasing contour to the chest. Incision sites are usually around the areola and can typically be camouflaged in the natural contours of the chest.
What to Expect After the Surgery
You can expect some soreness and discomfort. Your chest may be wrapped in bandages for a day or so. Your activity should be limited during this time and make sure that weight-lifting restrictions are enforced. After the first week you can start to resume somewhat normal activities. Exercising and working out cannot be resumed for three to four weeks.
Occasionally insurance companies will cover this surgery. We encourage you to check with your insurance company, but when you come in to our office we also will check for you.