Gynecomastia is the condition in which men suffer from enlarged breast tissue. The condition reportedly affects 40 to 60 percent of men. Often times this is caused by hormonal changes or obesity. It can be a major problem for men to deal with. Gynecomastia leads to emotional distress, social embarrassment, and low self-esteem.
There are several treatment options for gynecomastia available today. If your condition has made you self-conscious, Dr. Wallach offers gynecomastia treatment that will not only help restore your appearance but also your self-confidence.
Consultation for gynecomastia surgery
It is important that you choose a board-certified and well-experienced surgeon for your gynecomastia surgery. The cost of the surgery will be worth the comfort and optimal results you will get from the procedure.
Dr. Wallach has extensive experience with gynecomastia and has helped thousands of men restore a masculine chest. You will no longer have to hide under loose clothes anymore or feel embarrassed about the appearance of your chest area.
When you consult Dr. Wallach for your gynecomastia surgery, he will evaluate your chest, body, and skin quality. He will discuss your lifestyle, specific requirements, and the surgical options you have. You will get the results you desire with his expertise and surgical skills.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the development of excessive glandular tissue or fat in the chest area. It can also be a combination of both excessive tissue and fat. The condition can affect one or both breasts. The procedure helps restore a firmer and flatter chest.
Before getting the gynecomastia surgery, it is important that the surgeon checks to confirm if there is an underlying medical reason for the condition. Some of the causes of the surgery include hereditary conditions, hormonal changes, disease, or side effects of some drugs.
The gynecomastia surgery – what to expect and recovery
Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis and under general anesthesia. Depending on the severity of your condition, there are different methods that can be used for your surgery.
Dr. Wallach can use liposuction for the removal of excess fatty tissue. It may take about 2 hours for your gynecomastia surgery and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. For some time after your surgery, you will have to wear a special compression garment that will keep the swelling down and support your new chest contours.
Your recovery from the procedure will depend on the kind of procedure performed. The downtime of the procedure is only about a week, a major benefit is your results are permanent. However, you will have to be careful about gaining weight in the future which could cause excessive fat deposit in the chest area again.
Swelling and bruising from the procedure is normal. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment until you recover. This helps to reduce the swelling and helps your skin to adhere to the new shape. Dr. Wallach will prescribe medication to relieve any discomfort or pain that you may experience for the first few days after the surgery.
You should avoid any exercise or strenuous activity until your incisions are healed and your muscles have completely recovered. After your surgery is complete, Dr. Wallach will perform an evaluation and advise you on when to return to your normal activities and work.