Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 1 hour to 3 hours
- General Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 3 to 5 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
WHY GYNECOMASTIA RESECTION?
Gynecomastia, or male breast, usually affects the teenagers and elderly men. It also has a higher incidence in the obese population. It often is a source of psychiatric stress and social embarrassment. People with this condition often feel embarrassed to go to the beach, hot spring, the locker room, or any places where they have to take their shirt off. They also dislike the full breasted look when they put on T shirts during the summer time. In severe cases, they have the same problems as ladies with large breasts such as shoulder and neck pain, rashes under the breast fold.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Most gynecomastia can be taken care of by a combination of liposuction and direct excision. The scar is usually well hidden and nearly invisible after it is completely healed. In larger breasted men, similar techniques to female breast reduction will be needed to completely reduce the breast size. Surgery is usually well tolerated and people are usually satisfied with their results.
BD, 27, Male, Leather Shop Owner, Indian, New York, USA
B is a 27 year old male who recently lost a lot of weight from diet and exercises alone. Even though he had improvement in terms of his body contour he constantly felt embarrassed about his enlarged breasts. He avoids all swimming pools, sauna, beach, locker rooms, or anywhere he needs to take his shirt off. He even wears extra clothing in the summer trying to disguise his breast contour. After surgery his breast improved tremendously in terms of size and he no longer feels self conscious all the time. Notice no visible scar is seen with this technique.