Why Have Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia is excessive swelling or growth of men's chests, resulting in a feminine appearance. It is not a disease - some men just have more breast tissue or chest fat than others. Although the issue frequently resolves itself as one grows into adulthood, it may make men self-conscious and uncomfortable.
Dr. Salas appreciates how distressing this condition can be, and recognizes how much resolving it can boost self-esteem. It is one of his most popular procedures for men, and gynecomastia is estimated to affect nearly half of men over their lifetime.
A natural looking result is extremely important for this surgery, and Dr. Salas focuses on this in particular.
This surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. Depending on the patients needs the reconstruction will either be done simply by using liposuction or by a combination of that and removing excess skin. A small incision is generally placed on the underside of the breast to provide the best cosmetic outcome.
Preparation & Recovery
Each patient will be given specific and tailored instructions regarding preparation for surgery.
Those who smoke run a greater risk of chest infection and the healing wounds in smokers may be slower. For patients who smoke it is advisable to cut down for a week before surgery and to stop smoking completely for three days immediately before the operation. Assumption of Aspirin or blood thinning medication should be avoided for two weeks before surgery as it can reduce natural blood clotting after the operation.
Postoperative discomfort is relatively minor as the breast is a skin organ.