What Gynecomastia Surgery Can Achieve
Improved Chest ContourGynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia are characterized by large breasts caused by fat accumulation and/or excess breast tissue in the chest. Gynecomastia surgery can remove excess fat to reduce the size of the chest. This reduction of fat can restore more masculine contours to the upper body.
Pain ReductionMany men report pain or discomfort in the chest from this condition. This pain can be aggravated by tight or stiff clothes such as a uniform. Reduction of the fibrous breast tissue can reduce this pain.
Increased ConfidenceAs a male, excess breast tissue can be a significant source of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Men may avoid activities where their chest is exposed. Sports and even intimate encounters may be avoided because of the embarrassment of enlarged breasts. With gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Boll will restore a more masculine chest, leaving men feeling more confident in their appearance.
RecoveryRecovery time will vary based on the severity of the condition and the required procedure. Common side effects after gynecomastia surgery include swelling, bruising, and some discomfort and pain. These are all temporary and should resolve soon after the procedure. Dr. Boll will provide a compression garment to be worn after surgery to minimize the risk of complications and promote healing. She will also provide aftercare instructions that should be followed closely.
Immediately after surgery, it is advised that you rest and not perform strenuous activities. Most patients return to work within a week or two. More strenuous activities (such as exercise) should be avoided until cleared by Dr. Boll.
ScarsEvery effort is made to make incision sites hidden so that the resulting scar is as unnoticeable as possible. In certain instances, noticeable scarring may result but will fade over time. The ability of a scar to fade depends on factors such as the body’s ability to heal itself.
CostSurgical costs vary depending on factors specific to your procedure. During your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Boll will provide a clear estimate of the costs related to your surgery. Additionally, there are financing and prepayment options available.
PainPain is a typical side effect of gynecomastia surgery. The intensity of your pain will depend on the specific conditions addressed in your procedure. Dr. Boll will provide you with ways to minimize your discomfort. If you feel that your pain is disproportionate to your procedure, please contact us immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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