What Is Gynecomastia?
The aging process impacts men differently from women. Some men may overdevelop tissue in the chest, causing enlarged breasts to appear. In some cases, improved diet and exercise do not have a positive impact on the appearance of gynecomastia. It may be the result of hormone changes, hereditary issues, some types of medications, metabolic disorders, tumors, or other causes. Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue and reduces the chest to a flattering physique. Gynecomastia can produce breast tenderness and interfere with daily activities, such as participating in sports.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Surgery
There are several benefits to male breast reduction for gynecomastia treatment. Restoring a masculine physique can make you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance. You may be able to participate in more athletic activities, increasing your physical fitness and self-esteem further.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Gynecomastia?
The ideal candidate for a gynecomastia procedure is a male patient in good overall health. Gynecomastia treatments may be appropriate for young men in cases that have not resolved after adolescence. Those who smoke may be good candidates but will have to stop smoking prior to the procedure and during the recovery period.
What Do I Need To Do Before Gynecomastia Surgery?
Prior to your gynecomastia treatment, Dr. Zamora will provide you with instructions to follow to prepare. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise, as well as any dietary restrictions. If you are on any medication, let the doctor know so that he can instruct you to stop taking any which may interfere with the treatment.
During your consultation, be sure to ask Dr. Zamora any questions you have. He will be happy to discuss the treatment, the recovery period, and your financial obligations.
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Gynecomastia Surgery?
Each procedure is performed under anesthesia. The doctor will determine the type of anesthesia used for your treatment. Some patients require only local anesthesia, while others require general anesthesia. If the gynecomastia is the result of fatty tissue alone, liposuction may be appropriate. In some cases, a combination of liposuction and excision of excess tissue will produce the desired results. Any incisions will be small and well-hidden along the contours of the body. Plan to bring someone with you to help drive you home. You should also expect to rest after the procedure.
How Long Does It Take To Perform Gynecomastia Surgery?
The typical procedure takes two to three hours. This will vary by patient. Procedures that are more complicated may take longer. Dr. Zamora will advise you on the timing of your procedure prior to the appointment.
What To Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Expect a short recovery period after your procedure. You should be able to walk right away after your procedure, and you may need to take a few days off from work to rest. Dr. Zamora will tell you how quickly you can resume strenuous activities, which may be up to a month after your treatment. Patients may need to wear a compression vest for up to six weeks to see optimal results.
Once your body has adapted to its new shape, expect to feel more confident at the pool or beach. You may even feel more comfortable participating in sports and other strenuous activities. You may also desire to wear clothes that are cut closer to the body, showcasing a more stylish appearance.
When Will I See The Results?
Some results will be immediate. The body will need time to adjust after the treatment. You can expect increased improvement over time. It may be six to eight weeks before the healing process is complete and the results are fully visible.
How Long Will The Results Of Gynecomastia Surgery Last?
The results from your male breast reduction procedure may last for many years. A healthy diet and exercise regimen will help your body to maintain its new shape. Dr. Zamora will instruct you about how frequently you should follow up after the procedure.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Daytona Beach?
The cost for male breast reduction for gynecomastia treatment will vary depending on the exact treatment required. Insurance may not cover the treatment. Prior to your appointment, our dedicated staff will ensure you understand all of the financial information.
Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities in Florida.