Many men suffer with large, over-developed breasts. This is a condition known as gynecomastia, and there are several reasons why this condition develops in men. Genetics play a big role, but the condition can also arise due to obesity, steroid use, marijuana use, metabolic disorders, or certain medications.
Men of all ages and stages in their life can experience gynecomastia. In many cases, the excess tissue fails to respond to diet or exercise. This can cause obvious embarrassment and insecurity.
There is a solution though! Breast reduction for men, or gynecomastia surgery, is a unique procedure where Dr. Craig surgically removes any excess breast or fatty tissue from your chest. The results are a firmer, more toned chest, and most importantly, improved confidence!
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. In cases where the over-developed breast is due to an abnormal growth of fatty tissue, liposuction may be utilized. In most cases, however, the excess breast tissue is due to abnormal growth of fibrous glandular tissue and is only remedied by direct excision. The incision will be made precisely along the areolar border of the nipple, and the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin are then removed. Temporary surgical drains are routinely used when tissue is directly excised.
If surgical drains are used during your procedure they are usually removed after the first week. Dr. Craig will likely recommend that you wear an elastic pressure garment for three weeks after surgery to minimize fluid accumulation and to promote proper healing.
You will be able to return to work and resume normal daily activities within a few days of surgery. You will be able to return to the gym after two weeks, but advised to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting until about three weeks. Any pain and discomfort can be alleviated with medication prescribed by Dr. Craig.
Would you like to learn more about treating gynecomastia? Simply complete the form in the top left corner or call 662-377-6290.