Facts You Didn’t Know About Gynecomastia Surgery

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Women aren’t the only ones that have insecurities they want to correct with plastic surgery. Men also suffer from the same self-confidence issues as women. More and more men are turning to plastic surgeons to help find solutions from wrinkles to stubborn fat. A big insecurity for men is enlarged breasts, also known as Gynecomastia. Enlarged breasts are common amongst men and are typically a result of genes, hormonal changes, obesity, or a side effect of certain medications or drugs. Thankfully, Gynecomastia can be treated with plastic surgery, helping men boost their self-confidence. Below are a few facts to know about Gynecomastia and male breast surgery.

1.Characterizations of Gynecomastia

There are different characterizations for Gynecomastia which include, excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development, excess breast skin, and presence either unilaterally or bilaterally. Men with these symptoms may suffer from emotional discomfort, therefore, impairing their self-confidence, causing them to avoid physical activities and/or intimacy to hide this condition.

2. Recovery involves surgical garments

Male breast reduction surgery is a surgery after all. So, it’s essential to take care during post-op. This includes wearing the recommended bandages and garments to ensure optimal results. Wearing your post-op accessories is necessary to reduce swelling and support the new chest contouring. In some instances, a drain may be required to avoid the pooling of blood and fluids under the skin.

3. Results are normally permanent

Some cosmetic procedures may require a touch-up over time, and Gynecomastia surgery results usually are permanent. However, like with most other plastic surgeries and because any fat is being removed through Liposuction, weight gain can affect the results. There is also a chance that medications will cause male breasts to increase in size again.