Men can accumulate unusual amounts of fat and glandular tissue in their breasts in a condition known as gynecomastia.
While the exact causes of gynecomastia are unknown, the condition can be a source of embarrassment. Gynecomastia surgery is the solution. Male breast reduction usually involves a combination of surgery and/or liposuction. As with most surgeries, each case is somewhat unique. If more fat is behind the breast enlargement, then liposuction alone may suffice. If there is excessive glandular tissue, then excision surgery to remove the tissue and any excess skin may be the best option. Sometimes a combination of both procedures is the best solution.
It is important that the potential gynecomastia surgery patient has tried diet and exercise first, but still has enlarged breasts.
Men who have enlarged breasts that seem to persist despite exercise and alternative treatments can reap the most benefits from gynecomastia surgery.
If liposuction is the chosen approach, several small incisions are made in the targeted areas
During gynecomastia surgery Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato then inserts a cannula and manipulates it in a controlled motion to break down, and then suction out, the fat. In an excision technique, excess skin and glandular tissue in the breasts are removed to achieve the desired chest contour. The nipples may be moved and the areolas reduced, as well.
Your incisions will be covered with bandages or dressings.
Dallas gynecomastia surgery patients will have to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to help the skin adapt to its new contours. A drainage tube may be temporarily placed in the incisions to prevent excess fluid and blood from collecting in the area.
Risks involved with gynecomastia surgery include anesthetic risks, bleeding, blood clots, breast contour irregularities, unfavorable scarring, persistent pain, infection, and poor wound healing.
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