Plastic surgery is often thought of as something only women undergo, but this just isn’t so. After all, men want to look their best too! Gynecomastia surgery is becoming more and more popular, as a way to help men who have swollen and enlarged breasts. Read on to find out more about this procedure and if it might be right for you!
What is gynecomastia?
In gynecomastia, a man’s breasts may look saggy and stretched out. It can happen in men of all ages, and it may be seen in both breasts or just one. It can be a hereditary condition, but it can also be the result of obesity or even a medical treatment such as chemotherapy. It can be caused by certain drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, antibiotics, amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and anti-anxiety drugs. It can also be caused by excessive alcohol use. Hormone fluctuations are also a common cause of gynecomastia, which is why it is fairly common in adolescent boys (although it can also happen in older men for the same reason).
What happens during gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia is typically an outpatient procedure where general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is used. After small incisions are made, extra breast tissue and skin are removed. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat.
What happens after gynecomastia surgery?
After the surgery, you will be swollen and sore. You will be able to return to work and most normal activities after a few days. However, strenuous activity, such as working out, should be avoided for at least two weeks. You can resume upper body or chest workouts incrementally after about four weeks, unless your doctor advises you otherwise.
If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, it can make you lose self-confidence and make you feel self-conscious. It can keep you from enjoying hobbies you’ve enjoyed for years, such as swimming. And, it can even interfere with intimacy. However, gynecomastia surgery can help to restore your confidence and get you back into enjoying all aspects of your life. Call Miami Plastic Surgery® for a gynecomastia surgery consultation. Call (305) 595-2969 today!