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Gynecomastia, often referred to as “man boobs,” is characterized by excess fat, glandular tissue, and sometimes skin on the male chest. The condition affects 40 to 60 percent of men, although most never seek help for the condition. It can occur at any age. Causes include obesity, hormonal changes, use of certain drugs and as a result of genetics. Gynecomastia can lower self-confidence and interfere with intimacy. The solution is simple, male breast reduction surgery at Envision Cosmetic Surgery in Salt Lake.
How is gynecomastia treated?
Though multiple options exist, Dr. Dunkley found through experience that removing excess fatty tissue through liposuction followed by direct excision of the remaining glandular tissue gives best results. Liposuction alone results in a firm nodule under the nipple. Direct excision ensures smooth results without lumps or bumps. A vest providing compression is worn after the surgery.
Who are good candidates for gynecomastia surgery?
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men in good overall health who are bothered by their large breasts. Weight fluctuations can worsen gynecomastia. A stable weight and realistic expectations are helpful. Patients should be past adolescence to avoid the need for another surgery in the future. If drugs or prescription medications caused gynecomastia, these should be stopped to prevent reoccurence.
What can I expect after gynecomastia surgery?
During your recovery, you will, have dressings and bandages on your incisions. A tight elastic vest will be worn to minimize swelling and support the new contour of the chest. Dr. Dunkley will see you the day after surgery for your first follow-up appointment. Results will be readily obvious even then. You will be the most sore the first three days. You feel better rapidly after that.
Are results from gynecomastia surgery permanent?
Yes, results are typically permanent. Not every fat cell is removed, but enough are to make a long lasting change. If gynecomastia resulted from weight gain or taking certain medications, remedy these problems.
What can I expect from the results of gynecomastia surgery?
Surgery results are immediately visible and will improve the first two to four months. The incision is located on the border of the areola. The barely visible from the beginning, it will fade even more over time. Most patients return to work day four or five after surgery. Patients say it feels good to take off one’s shirt with confidence.