Many men may choose to undergo gynecomastia surgery to treat a condition that causes abnormally enlarged breasts. This tends to happen due to hormonal imbalances and is different from enlarged breasts caused by being overweight. Gynecomastia is the best way to treat this problem and can provide long-lasting results.
The whole purpose of this surgery is to provide breast reduction for men. Some men see a reduction in testosterone and an increase in estrogen production. This imbalance can cause excess breast tissue to grow, leading to gynecomastia. While it doesn’t necessarily cause you any physical harm, enlarged breasts can be embarrassing and affect a man’s mental health. It can stop you from wearing certain clothes or enjoying different things in life. Gynecomastia surgery will remove excess fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, flattening out your chest and making it look more masculine.
Gynecomastia surgery can follow different procedures depending on the candidate. It all begins with a consultation, where Dr. Phillips or Dr. Sozer will assess you. Your chest area will be examined to see which techniques will work the best.
From here, what typically happens is an incision is made on your breasts. Through this incision, any excess fat or glandular tissue can be removed from the area, creating a flatter chest. The incision is that sutured, and you will have to undergo the recovery process. Sometimes, liposuction is used alongside gynecomastia surgery to remove the fatty tissue from your breasts.
What can you expect from the gynecomastia recovery period? In truth, the exact recovery time can vary. It all comes down to the techniques used, the extent of your gynecomastia, and your overall physical condition. Physically fit and healthy candidates tend to recover faster, purely because their body allows it.
Still, a good rule of thumb is to wait 1-3 weeks before returning to non-strenuous activities. This is because the site needs time to heal, and any swelling has to go down. You will be given a special garment to be worn after your surgery, and we advise you to keep this on for at least 3 weeks after. It’s designed to compress the site, speeding up the recovery process. After around 3 or so weeks, most candidates can return to their normal activities – including sports and mild exercise. The doctors at El Paso Plastic Surgery strongly advise to avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight for at least 6 months. This will stop the scars from darkening and ensures they fade away as quickly as possible.
Male breast reduction is aimed at healthy men that don’t have any weight issues. If your breasts are enlarged because you’re overweight, you need to follow a strict exercise regime to deal with this problem. Those of you that suffer from gynecomastia and have enlarged breasts will be the ideal candidates for this procedure. It’s not aimed at boys going through puberty, as enlarged breasts are common during this period and will usually go away on their own. For this reason, you will be best-suited for male breast reduction if you’re had enlarged breasts for some time, and they haven’t shown signs of going away.
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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!!