A common condition that affects anywhere from 40% to 60% of men, gynecomastia can leave many men feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Gynecomastia surgery can be an excellent option for men with the condition, but you may ask, how do you know if you are a candidate?
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that involves removing excess fat and sometimes skin. This surgery alleviates the appearance of gynecomastia.
During your consultation, either Dr. Sozer will examine your chest to determine the most discrete incision placement. Your surgeon will remove the excess fat and any skin that also contributes to gynecomastia through these incisions. Your surgeon may use liposuction to remove the fat through the incisions if there is primarily fat to remove.
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
While the recovery period can vary, generally, patients can return to strenuous activities such as exercise and lifting after three weeks. Having a healthy lifestyle and body weight can help you heal faster. After your surgery, you will be given a special compression garment to wear to promote the best healing.
Our El Paso Cosmetic Surgery doctors recommend avoiding direct sun exposure on the scars for six months because scars can darken from the sun.
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
You may be a good candidate for gynecomastia for the following reasons:
- Your gynecomastia is resistant to other treatments
- You are a man who leads a healthy lifestyle
- You are not too overweight for surgery
- A non-smoker
- A man with realistic expectations about surgery
- Your breasts are no longer growing
- You are bothered by how large your breasts are
Gynecomastia surgery is ideal for those who have a stabilized weight. If you are too overweight for surgery, we recommend diet and exercise.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
There are several benefits of gynecomastia surgery. With gynecomastia surgery, you can enjoy a better sense of self, a more masculine figure, and the ability to enjoy physical activities again without feeling like everyone is staring at your chest.
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