Gynecomastia is the condition in which breast tissue develops in men. It is common and in mostly all cases, isn’t harmful. There are numerous causes to gynecomastia such as hormonal changes the body goes through, weight fluctuations, certain prescription medications and some performance enhancing drugs like steroids.
For some men, having enlarged breasts can cause major anxiety. It can also be uncomfortable for them to wear certain shirts due to sensitivity and it may be painful to do certain physical activities. Some men may avoid sexual activities altogether as this condition often takes a drastic toll on self-confidence. The emotional and physical tax gynecomastia weighs on a person can be enough to want to take care of the problem permanently.
Male breast reduction surgery will re-contour your chest, making it flatter and more masculine. Fatty and glandular tissue is removed, restoring your chest to your preferred male appearance. An incision is made on the lower half of the area where the nipple lies. Usually liposuction is also performed on the chest wall to remove excess fat. Do not worry, you will receive anesthesia before your surgery to ensure you are comfortable during the operation.
Generally, male breast reduction procedures take between one and two hours. Most patients are allowed to return home directly following the surgery. As is the case following most operations, you will need to rest for a few days before resuming your everyday activities. You will notice some swelling and bruising but these are normal symptoms of a male breast reduction and will go away as your body begins to heal. You will have to wear a compression garment for a short time to keep the area safe and help with the swelling. Within a week, you can return to work.
Due to the popularity of male breast reduction surgery, the majority of plastic surgery clinics in North America offer this option. For more information please contact our clinic. Dr. Kesarwani will be happy to help you understand the procedure and see if it is right for you.
There’s no reason for you to feel ashamed of taking of your shirt! Gynecomastia affects a large percentage of the population and with a male breast reduction, you can have the masculine chest you deserve.