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 removingexcess fat and sometimes skin. This surgery alleviates the appearance of gynecomastia.
During your consultation, either Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips 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.
*Individual Results May Vary
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:
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.
I had breast augmentation done in November, it’s been 3 months, and I am loving the results. Dr. Sozer did an amazing job and the staff was very friendly.
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!