Male Breast Surgery – Gynecomastia



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Overview

Male breast surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery, reduces breast size, flattens and enhances the chest contour. There are various techniques used and the treatment that best fits your needs and expectations can be further discussed with your surgeon during your consultation.

Benefits

  • Removes excess tissue to restore a more natural chest contour
  • Increases self-confidence and self-acceptance

Candidates

Patients considering male breast surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations. Patients who smoke, have high blood pressure that is not under control, have blood disorders or take blood thinners, such as Aspirin, Coumadin or Plavix, may experience higher risk of healing problems.

Recovery

Most patients tolerate the procedure well and are able to go home the same day. Medications for pain and nausea to be taken by mouth are routinely prescribed with an occasional short course of antibiotics. Some bruising and swelling are expected but improve over several days. Using extra pillows while you sleep will help reduce swelling. Strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects should be avoided for few weeks. An elastic dressing needs to be used on the chest to help healing, for several weeks after surgery.

All patients considering elective surgery should abstain from smoking, including secondhand smoke and avoid any nicotine containing products, both before and after surgery. Dr. Ziakas strongly advises all his patients to quit smoking for good. The sutures used in male breast surgery are absorbable and dissolve over time. Drains, if used at the time of surgery, are removed in the office during your follow up appointment. All patients are advised to use a good quality sunscreen when outdoors (minimum SPF 30) to minimize the hazardous effects of sun radiation on the incisions and the rest of the skin. The majority of patients are able to return to their routine activities in about a month.

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