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Gynecomastia is a common disorder of the endocrine system. Its symptoms
include a non-cancerous increase in the size of male breast tissue, which
can often lead to psychological distress. It can be caused by weight gain,
hormonal imbalances, or taking certain medications. Most cases resolve
themselves in two years without treatment. However, for people whose conditions
never disappear, they may seek peace of mind by pursuing a surgical treatment
for the condition.
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Why Get Gynecomastia Treatment?
Most cases of gynecomastia are non-threatening. However, many men can find
the development of breast tissue distressing. Weight loss can sometimes
help reduce the appearance of male breasts for some men. However, for
others, excess glandular tissue can still be an issue. Some decide their
own mental health and well-being requires male breast reduction. After
the surgery, patients often say they feel an increase in self-confidence.
How Does It Work?
Gynecomastia surgery can be performed with excision, liposuction, or a
combination of both. The procedure takes relatively little time and is
carried out using local anesthesia. A small incision is made on each side
of the chest. Depending on your case, incisions may also be located along
the portion of the edge of the areola or in the armpit. Through these
cuts, your surgeon will remove excess fat and/or glandular tissue. He
or she will also sculpt a new chest contour that looks natural to your body.
More severe cases might require surgical tissue excision to achieve the
best results. Additionally, those who have stretched, sagging skin around
the breast area will usually require this approach. It is generally an
outpatient procedure using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
Recovery will take a week or two, during which you may feel soreness and
experience swelling. You may also be required to wear a compression garment
to minimize the swelling and help support healing. You won’t be
able to exercise vigorously for about 3 weeks, but many men can return
to work or school within a few days. Your surgeon will provide you with
specific details about your recovery.
Contact Our Experienced Surgeons Today
Sacramento Surgical Arts PC aims to provide each patient with the best
and most comfortable experience possible, which is why we treat people
with respect and compassion. Our experienced surgeons will customize treatment
to fit your unique goals. We offer our patients a private, on-site surgical
suite with anesthesia administered by certified specialists. For more
information about our practice, or to discuss your gynecomastia case with
us, give our
Sacramento cosmetic surgeons a call at (844) 673-9131. We look forward to working with you.