Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) in Chattanooga
Oversized male breasts, otherwise known as Gynecomastia, is a condition that can create serious self esteem issues. Because of sheer embarrassment,Gynecomastia causes many men to withdraw from social interaction. If you are tired of avoiding any activity that involves taking off your shirt, you may want to consider a male breast reduction.
In mild cases, liposuction alone can correct Gynecomastia. But if the skin elasticity is of poor quality, an excision (surgical skin removal) must be performed in addition to liposuction.
Gynecomastia is often a result of excessive alcohol, anabolic steroid or marijuana use. Therefore, quitting any of these substances may save you from having to undergo a surgery. The best candidates for male breast reduction are physically and mentally healthy men. This procedure is not to be executed as a means of weight loss and overweight men are discouraged from engaging in this procedure.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Within 1 to 2 weeks, male breast reduction patients can return to work and normal activity. However, your cosmetic surgeon may advise you to refrain from strenuous activities for 3 to 6 weeks following your breast reduction.
Risks associated with this procedure include swelling, bleeding, infection, skin damage and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. In addition, permanent scarring, pigment change and asymmetry are all possible effects of a male breast reduction.
It is important to clearly express your expectations and concerns with your surgeon in your initial consult. We will address these issues with honesty and care. Stop carrying the emotional burden of embarrassment. Call or email us today to schedule a private consultation with our board certified surgeons!
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