If you have a condition called gynecomastia, then you are probably wondering if you are a candidate for surgery. The best way to describe gynecomastia is a condition that causes overdeveloped male breasts. It can occur at virtually any age, and nobody will argue that it can be a very unsightly condition to live with. A few of the major causes of the condition are obesity, heredity, and hormonal changes. It might even develop because of using certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can greatly reduce a man’s self-confidence, and it can cause severe emotional discomfort. In fact, some men have such a severe case of the condition that they avoid many physical activities and intimacy altogether. A few of the most notable characteristics of gynecomastia are excess breast skin, excess glandular tissue development, and localized excess fat. It can affect one or both male breasts.
Am I A Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?
In the majority of cases, gynecomastia is not caused by a serious medical issue. The truth is that the cause of the condition is rarely discovered. Before considering surgery, it might be a good idea to consult with your primary care physician to rule out any underlying medical condition as the cause of your gynecomastia.
There are several reasons why you might want to consider this procedure. If your body has the characteristics associated with gynecomastia, and you do not drink excessively or use drugs like marijuana or steroids, then you should consider the procedure.
If you have the condition, and you are not significantly overweight, gynecomastia surgery could be a good fit. You might also want to consider undergoing the procedure if dieting and exercise do not seem to remedy the issue.
An ideal candidate for the procedure will have great skin elasticity and experiences physical discomfort caused by gynecomastia. If you are unhappy with the appearance and size of your male breasts, it might be time to consider the procedure.
The Pros and Cons of Gynecomastia Surgery
A major benefit of undergoing the procedure is that the results can make you feel comfortable showing your chest around others. The results can make you happy with the appearance of the contours of your chest, both clothed and unclothed. Most patients gain significantly more social confidence after undergoing the procedure, and the results are permanent.
Some of the cons are potential scarring and disappointment with the results. It is also possible that weight gain post-surgery will counteract the positive results achieved through the surgery.
How Does Gynecomastia Surgery Work?
The core of the surgery consists of excision and liposuction techniques. These techniques are used to remove excess tissue and fat, and they are important for sculpting and contouring the breasts.
Excision techniques are used when glandular breast tissue needs to be removed. However, in some cases, nothing more than liposuction and trimming are needed to correct the problem.
Risks Associated the Gynecomastia Surgery
There are some risks associated with the procedure. You might suffer an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. There is also a risk of bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, changes in skin sensation, hematoma or scarring.
If you have any questions or concerns about gynecomastia, Dr. Wendell Perry will be able to assist you. Dr. Perry will be able to help you figure out if surgery is right for you and possibly suggest other options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.