Gynecomastia

realself-top100-doctor-2015Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man gets over-developed or enlarged breasts. This can happen to men at any age, and is usually the result of obesity, hormonal changes, heredity or using certain types of drugs. This condition can happen in one or both breasts. In a gynecomastia surgery, the breast size is reduced and the chest is flattened, allowing the contours of the chest to be enhanced.

If the patient suffers from a severe case of gynecomastia, the excess breast tissue’s weight may have caused the breasts to sag, therefore stretching the areola. If this has happened, the location and size of the areola can be improved surgically and any extra skin will be reduced.

Is this procedure an out-patient surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure and most patients will receive general or local anesthesia. After the procedure, patients should wear a compression vest and should avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks. After narcotic pain medication has been discontinued, patients will be able to return to work.

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