What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is defined as the enlargement of the male breast, which is often due to a hormone imbalance, genetics, lifestyle, and/or the use of certain medications and drugs. Whereas the underlying condition is typically benign, patients often report the symptoms to be both uncomfortable and upsetting. This very common condition in men is not necessarily associated with a specific age group and can affect men of all ages.
Correction of this concern is most often addressed surgically during a gynecomastia procedure. This procedure often requires the use of liposuction and surgical excision, but candidates need to be evaluated in person to determine the most appropriate surgical plan customized for their specific case. Generally speaking, a gynecomastia procedure is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthesia administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Most procedures will begin with the performance of liposuction of the chest to address any excess subcutaneous fat deposits, followed by surgical excision of any glandular breast tissue that may still be present. This process restores a flatter, firmer, and more masculine contour to the chest.
Gynecomastia Surgery- What to Expect
Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure that can often be performed in the office-based surgical facilities of Blaine Plastic Surgery. Post-surgery, patients can expect mild soreness and swelling, the majority of which subsides over the course of about a week. With that said, final results will take several months to be visible, but patients will notice a flatter and more contoured chest immediately after surgery.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery are:
- Men who are bothered by the look and feel of their chest
- Men who are physically healthy and at a stable and maintainable weight
- Men whose breast development has stabilized
- Men who will be straightforward about their current and/or past medical, medication, and drug history
In considering one’s total body aesthetic, patients undergoing gynecomastia surgery will commonly opt to incorporate liposuction of additional body areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and back to accompany their new physique. Treatment areas can be very small or quite large. Excess fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, and arms can be easily removed while you undergo your gynecomastia procedure, adding no additional downtime or recovery.
Gynecomastia Surgery with Dr. Christine Blaine
Looking and feeling your best helps you to be your best in all aspects of your life. Dr. Blaine can help remove your gynecomastia concerns so you can face the world with confidence. Don’t spend any more time worrying about your condition – contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.