Gynecomastia is overgrowth of breast tissue in men. This condition may occur as a result of a medical condition or as a side effect of certain medications and health supplements. Frequently, gynecomastia can also occur without a clear reason. Gynecomastia surgery is aimed at removing this excess breast tissue and restoring a normal, more masculine chest contour.
Depending on the extent of breast tissue overgrowth, surgical treatment of gynecomastia may involve direct surgical removal through a small incision beneath the nipple, liposuction or a combination of both of these procedures. This procedure is most often performed as an outpatient, meaning you will likely go home the same day. The surgery results in minimal discomfort. You may be asked to avoid contact sports or strenuous exertion for the first couple of weeks after your procedure. You may also need to wear a compression vest under your clothing in the first weeks after surgery to help limit bruising and swelling.
The risks of gynecomastia surgery are minimal, and the end results are generally very good. If you would like to discuss how gynecomastia surgery can help you achieve a more masculine chest contour, contact Dr. Gage today to arrange an office consultation at (314) 251-4530.