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A Closer Look at Gynecomastia

Enlarged breasts are not a women-only concern. Men, too, can experience enlargement of breast tissue. Gynecomastia can cause untold embarrassment and discomfort and can strike at any age. Luckily, there is help for gynecomastia in West Palm Beach.

The specialist at L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can help you regain your confidence and self-esteem by bidding goodbye to those man boobs.

Am I A Good Candidate For Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

To help answer this question, it is best first to rule out a few things.  If your breast’s size is due to weight gain, your first course of action should be to lose weight and see if the condition will go away. Lifestyle choices including smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, also rule out the need for breast reduction surgery.

During the examination, your doctor will look for a firm, rubbery mass on the underside of your nipple. This mass usually measures less than two inches in diameter and is sensitive to pressure. Your doctor will first adopt conservative treatment methods, including the use of medication to help reduce your estrogen levels. You may also be put on a diet and exercise plan to help shed extra weight. If medications fail to shrink the fatty tissue, your doctor will elect to surgery.

How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Gynecomastia is categorized based on the severity of the presentation. Pseudogynecomastia is where your breast tissue has mild to moderate enlargement due to excess fats. Your doctor can treat this using VASERLipo alone. During treatment, your doctor will enhance skin tightening and reduce residual sagging of the skin in the area being treated using VASERLipo. At times, he may make a small periareolar incision to help remove hard breast tissue. If your breasts are significantly large and are sagging, your doctor will incorporate surgical procedures to help remove the excess skin tissue and reshape your chest to give you a more masculine appearance.

What To Expect From Gynecomastia Surgery?

Significant results can be manifested immediately after surgery.  You may experience bruising and swelling for up to one week after surgery. After healing, the results are long-lasting and, in most cases, permanent. Observe your diet since the results can be affected by future weight gain. Further, the use of exogenous steroids can negatively impact the results of your treatment.  

What Is Recovery Like After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Your recovery experience is significantly reliant on the treatment technique that was used. If your skin was not sagging and VASERLipo was used to get rid of the fatty tissue, you will have a short downtime. The use of conventional liposuction surgery will require a more extended recovery period. During your consultation, your doctor will let you know about the required technique, and what to expect when it comes to scarring, results, and recovery time.

Do not allow man boobs to make you avoid going to the beach. If your breasts have developed excess fatty tissue, contact your experienced doctor to learn more about gynecomastia.