Gynecomastia – the condition of over developed breasts in males, can occur in men of any age. It may be a hereditary problem or the result of hormonal changes, diseases or use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause a lot of emotional discomfort or self consciousness in adult men. The condition is characterized by:
- Excessive localized fat
- Excessive glandular tissue development
Gynecomastia may be present in one or both breasts of the impacted man but cosmetic surgery does have the right treatment for the problem. In Florida, always consult a board certified surgeon for your gynecomastia surgery. Dr. George Pope the well known cosmetic and revisionist surgeon of Florida has more than 20 years of experience in different plastic surgery procedures for men and women. You can consult him for any queries and can also discuss your expectations from the treatment.
Surgical correction of gynecomastia can be best performed on healthy individuals who do not have any life-threatening diseases or medical conditions that obstruct healing. Smoking must be stopped completely at least 2 weeks before the surgery. The use of blood thinning medicines such as aspirin must also be discontinued.
Gynecomastia is a reduction mammoplasty and is a permanent treatment for the problem. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Liposuction techniques are also used in cases where the primary cause of gynecomastia is obesity or excess fatty tissues.
Excision techniques are also used during the surgery if a glandular breast tissue or excess skin needs to be removed. Excision is also necessary in cases where the areola needs to be reduced or the nipple has to be repositioned for a more natural male contour.
After the surgery, the patient will feel some pain, discomfort and swelling or bruising will also persist for sometime. But the pain killers prescribed by your plastic surgeon will be enough to take care of this! Strenuous workouts must be avoided for a few days though the person can return to work after 7-10 days from the surgery. A flatter and more masculine chest is the direct result of the surgery.
Dr. George Pope is an expert on gynecomastia surgeries. He has performed many over his 22 years in Central Florida. No matter who you choose to perform your gynecomastia surgery, make sure that doctor is a board certified plastic surgeon.