Gynecomastia Surgery Can Help Men Eliminate Unwanted Breast Tissue

If you are a man who suffers from gynecomastia, you understand the physical and mental impact that often accompanies the condition. Large male breasts can make it difficult to feel confident in your body. For some patients, gynecomastia develops from an early age, meaning they have endured years of struggling with unwanted male breasts. Dr. Roham is passionate about helping patients look and feel like the best version of themselves, which is why male breast reduction is available to patients with gynecomastia. Learn more about the procedure below.

Why Does Gynecomastia Occur?

Gynecomastia can occur as early as childhood, but men can develop the condition as well. In teenage boys, gynecomastia is likely the result of hormonal changes that occur during early and middle puberty. While the condition often resolves itself, many still experience the effects of gynecomastia well after puberty. When gynecomastia develops in adulthood, it may be due to certain medical conditions, including living problems, an overactive thyroid, or other issues with the hormone levels in the body. In addition, using certain substances, such as alcohol and steroids, can contribute to enlarged breast tissue in men.

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia surgery, otherwise known as a male breast reduction, eliminates unwanted breast tissue and crafts a more masculine chest appearance. The outpatient procedure can be completed using one of two main approaches, and Dr. Roham will select the best option for your specific needs. Many gynecomastia patients benefit from only having liposuction performed on the treatment area, which effectively removes fat from the breasts. This technique involves carefully made incisions that are placed at the treatment area, through which an instrument called a cannula is inserted. This instrument is attached to a suction device, allowing for the safe and fast removal of breast tissue. In some cases, enlarged breast tissue causes stretched skin, which requires surgical removal to achieve the desired result. After surgery, patients can expect swelling, which can be managed with a special compression garment. Patients often take a week off from work to recover, but many feel ready to jump back into their normal routines after a few days.

What Results Can I Expect After Surgery?

After gynecomastia surgery, patients can expect a smooth, flat, and masculine chest contour. What also follows for many patients is a boost in confidence and the ability to wear fitted clothing without feeling embarrassed about the appearance of their chest.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Roham

A consultation with Dr. Roham can help you determine if gynecomastia surgery would be beneficial to you. Call our office today to arrange your appointment.

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