What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which a hormonal imbalance causes enlarged breast tissue in males. This condition can affect males of all ages, and can negatively impact many sufferer’s self-confidence. Gynecomastia surgery in Round Rock can help to correct this issue for a better quality of life.
What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is done to eliminate excess breast tissues in males for a flatter, more masculine chest contour. There are different techniques that can be used during gynecomastia surgery, including excision, liposuction, and a combination of the two.
Liposuction is used when excess fatty tissue is the main cause of enlarged breasts, while excision is used when glandular breast tissue is the main cause. In instances where gynecomastia is caused by both fatty and glandular tissue, a combination of techniques can be used.
Following gynecomastia surgery, patients will need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the new chest contour. Rest is imperative to recovery, though 15-minute intervals of walking are encouraged to stimulate blood flow in the legs. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about three weeks post-op. Most patients can return to work about a week after surgery, depending on the nature of the job.
Who is a Candidate?
Males with are living with excess breast tissue can often benefit from gynecomastia surgery. The first step in your gynecomastia surgery journey is to have a medical exam with your doctor to ensure your gynecomastia is not the result of any underlying medical conditions. If it is not, a consultation with Dr. Erella can be made to discuss your surgery options.