Gynecomastia, or excessive breast tissue, is a relatively common issue for men. This condition can cause embarrassment and stress, impeding upon one’s ability to enjoy their life. Fortunately, we have options for men in the Washington, D.C. area who are suffering from this condition.
How Does Gynecomastia Treatment Work?
A male breast reduction procedure works to remove excess tissue, reconstruct the contours of the chest, and ultimately restore confidence right away. Depending on the individual case of each patient, male breast reduction treatment can involve liposuction, surgery, or a combination of both. If the breast is filled with mostly fatty tissue, Dr. Banks will primarily use liposuction. On the other hand, if the breast consists of glandular tissue, surgery might be in order. Nipples can also be resized or adjusted as desired.
What Can I Expect?
Discomfort and swelling are quite common after the procedure, though this can be managed with prescription medication, if necessary. Due to the changes in the chest, it is recommended that patients wear a pressure garment for up to two weeks to reduce swelling and maintain shape.
Patients can return to work within a few days after the procedure. While it is recommended to stay mobile, it would be wise to abstain from any strenuous activity for a few weeks while the site heals.
Is Gynecomastia Treatment Right for Me?
Gynecomastia surgery is ideal for patients who maintain a stable body weight and have fairly elastic skin. It is recommended that anyone who is obese or overweight make every effort to lose weight with a diet and exercise plan before pursuing the procedure. Surgery is not a substitute for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes, male breast tissue can grow as a result of using certain steroids, drugs, or medications. Be sure to communicate with your surgeon if this could be the case for you, as it may mean you are not a suitable candidate for surgery.
Schedule a Gynecomastia Consultation Today
To find out if gynecomastia surgery is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery serves the Columbia, MD and Washington, D.C. areas.