Gynecomastia

Overview

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the best contours. Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the resut of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the beasts to sag and stretch the areola. In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically imporved and excess skin may be reduced.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia may be general or intravenous sedation in combination with local anesthesia in the area being treated.

Surgery Duration

The surgical procedure takes place over an average period of 90 minutes. If necessary, this period may be extended. However, the surgical procedure time should not be confused with the amount of time the patient will be in the operating room. That amount of time will also include the administering of anesthesia and postoperative recovery.

Hospitalization Period

Under normal circumstances, the hospitalization period is approximately 1 day.

Postoperative Care

Strenuous activity, exercise and lifting of objects over 5 lbs should be avoided for a month. After 30 days, a patient may return to normal activities.

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