Contemplating a Gynecomastia Surgery
A Gynecomastia surgery, more commonly known as a Male Breast Reduction is preformed on male patients to reduce the current size, shape and volume of the breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. This procedure also involves reshaping the breasts and reducing the overall size of the breasts and occasionally the areolas. A good candidate for this procedure has one or more of the following concerns:
- Dissatisfaction with the size and shape of breasts in proportion to the rest of the body
- Breast size changes very little or not at all with weight loss
- Breasts sit in a low position and areolas point downward.
Preparing for the Procedure
During your consultation with Dr. Anton and throughout the pre-operative process, you will discuss your preference, expectations and what is realistic based on your pre-operative breast size and quality of skin. This is a personal and individualized process for each patient.
About the Procedure
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take between 2 to 4 hours depending on how much breast tissue and skin needs to be removed. All incisions are internal; there are no external sutures. The incisions are made around the Areola area.
What to Expect After Surgery
Most patients wake from surgery feeling groggy, tired and just wanting to rest. You will be wrapped in a compression bandage and some mild to moderate pain is to be expected, however, it is usually alleviated by prescribed pain medication. Overall, patients feel their surgery was less painful than anticipated and are able to discontinue their pain medication after 4 to 5 days.