Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man has excess breast tissue or develops breasts. While almost all males are born with some breast tissue that goes away during childhood, some boys enter puberty and the breast tissue develops because of higher than typical estrogen levels. Both breasts or just one breast can be affected; for teenage boys, the resulting self-esteem issues can be difficult to manage. Gynecomastia can also recur during middle age.
How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?
Your gynecomastia can be diagnosed by your physician. But whether it’s gynecomastia or simply excess fat that you have been unable to lose during your weight loss effort, a male breast reduction procedure can help. During your consultation, we will examine your chest area and create a plan to achieve the look you desire. We will review your medical history with you to determine whether or not the breast tissue growth you are experiencing is as a result of a medication that is interfering in your hormone levels, such as steroids.
How Is Gynecomastia Treated?
At 22 Plastic Surgery, we treat male breast reduction procedures using an ultrasound assisted liposuction procedure. Only a small incision is required, and during the procedure, the areola can also be reduced along with the removal of excess tissue. The result is a more masculine appearance in the chest area.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure. If you follow post-surgery protocols and avoid lifting for the time specified by your physician, your recovery will be fairly straightforward. You will require at least two weeks before resuming light activities and roughly four weeks for a full recovery.
At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training to restore a naturally youthful look that lasts. If you want to learn more about our services and how it can help to improve your overall appearance, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.