Gynecomastia is the medical term for the overdevelopment of male breast tissue. This condition impacts an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. An excess of breast tissue in men can be the result of hormonal imbalance, obesity, a side effect of some medications, or heredity. It may affect one or both of a man’s breasts. This condition can be fully resolved with a customized male breast reduction surgery.
Treatment for Male Breasts in Houston: Gynecomastia Surgery
Candidates for breast reduction are men who are living with large or sagging breasts that make them feel physically and emotionally uncomfortable. This condition can be treated with surgery geared to create a sculpted, masculine appearance to the upper chest. It may involve both liposuction and the surgical removal of excess glandular tissue or only liposuction in some cases.
Male Breast Reduction What is the Surgery Like?
Male breast reduction is performed with intravenous sedation on an outpatient basis and typically takes from one to three hours. Male breast reduction is performed using liposuction or surgery, or a combination, based on the cause of the excess of breast tissue in the individual.
How Long Does it Take to Recover?
After undergoing male breast reduction surgery, it is normal to expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Any discomfort dissipates after a few days, and your comfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication. To help reduce swelling, the compression garment will be worn for about two weeks and at night for several additional weeks.
The swelling or any skin discoloration partially subside in one to two weeks, at which time the stitches are removed. You will be free to return to work in about a week and can perform light aerobic exercise, but you must avoid strenuous physical activities for four to six weeks.
The results of gynecomastia surgery last a lifetime as long as you maintain a stable weight. When the excess of breast tissue was caused by drug use, work with your doctor to find an alternative or take the step to stop taking recreational substances that can trigger the condition.
A Masculine Chest with the Help of Banerji Plastic Surgery in Houston
Dr. Banerji is a next-generation, young, board-certified plastic surgeon with a rapidly expanding reputation for excellence. He understands the concerns of male patients and works closely with each patient in planning the surgical procedure. His meticulous surgical techniques produce results geared to bring every male patient he treats real-world relief and the freedom to go shirtless at the beach, pool, or in intimate moments, with confidence. He is discreet, honest, and a master of the various surgical techniques for a superior result, and his support team provides an outstanding level of support throughout the process.