Several of the males in my family and friends have gynecomastia (oversized male breasts). It is a common condition in men and can result be very embarrassing. They tried to hide it with shirts that had pockets or wearing a T-shirt over shirt combination. They evens would not go swimming or the beach, tried everything the could to get out of swimming class. There are times when men feel so self conscious that they will not be intimate. One of my patients that is 50 yrs old told me that he was so glad that he had the procedure done. He said “ I can’t believe I dealt with this all of my life and the solution was so easy. WOW.
It is quite common in men and may affect one or both breasts. Some drugs and medical problems can cause gynecomastia, but there is no known cause for most cases.
Fortunately for men with gynecomastia there are procedures that can remove the fat. This is done with liposuction and removal of the breast gland. This leaves the chest flat and is very attractive.
After the procedure is done there is no need to hide your body and you can enjoy the beach, pool and being intimate.
Q. How long after the Gynecomastia surgery will you be able to see the results?
A. Results will be seen right after the Gynecomastia surgery. You will have swelling afterwards and it will take time for the swelling to go down.
Q. How long is the recovery period for Gynecomastia surgery?
A. The recovery time is 6-8 weeks.
Q. What are the side effects of having Gynecomastia surgery?
A. Infection and bleeding and also hematoma and seroma (which is a collection of serum that requires drainage) are the main risks for Gynecomastia surgery.
Q. How much does Gynecomastia surgery cost?
A. The cost for Gynecomastia surgery ranges between $3,500-$5000.
Q. How long does the Gynecomastia surgery result last?
A. As long as you do not gain weight after the Gynecomastia surgery the results should be permanent.
Q. How long before I can exercise after Gynecomastia surgery?
A. I instruct my patients not to exercise for 6 weeks.
Q. Do I have to wear a special garment after Gynecomastia surgery?
A. I instruct my patients to wear a compression garment that I give them for 6 weeks after the Gynecomasia surgery.