Gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue, is extremely common among men. While many feel self-conscious about this condition, it is highly treatable with the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Gynecomastia surgery in Virginia Beach is an excellent option for improving your condition long-term and achieving a flatter, more defined chest. This male surgical procedure poses few risks and requires only a relatively minor recovery period. Call our office today to see if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in males. While all men have glandular tissue, the breasts are overdeveloped in those with gynecomastia. The excess of breast tissue is thought to be caused by hormonal imbalances, which may be a result of medications, genetics, or several other factors.
Enlarged breast tissue from gynecomastia could result in stretched areolas and breast sagging. Additionally, men with severe cases of gynecomastia may even experience back pain. Many people experience discomfort and frustration with this condition, especially if they see little improvement with changes to diet and exercise.
If you are living with gynecomastia, you can seek surgical treatment. Undergoing gynecomastia surgery could significantly improve your confidence and comfort. Our skilled cosmetic surgeons could further explain the benefits of gynecomastia surgery during a private consultation.
Gynecomastia Surgery and Recovery
The procedure for gynecomastia surgery is relatively quick and is not highly invasive. First, we will make incisions around the predetermined treatment areas to allow for the removal of excess tissue. Then, our surgeons remove extra skin and fat and reposition your remaining tissue into a normal position on the chest.
Typically, patients take one to two days of recovery time before returning to work and other daily activities. Any high-impact activities that raise blood pressure, such as cardio and lower-body exercise, are safe to resume after two weeks of recovery. You should always follow the advice of your surgeon after undergoing gynecomastia surgery to ensure that recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
Emotional and Physical Benefits of Surgery
The primary physical benefit of gynecomastia surgery is reducing breast tissue resulting in a natural-looking and flatter chest. For many, this procedure balances body proportions and allows individuals to achieve their ideal physique.
For patients with stretched areolas, the operation reduces the area and repositions the nipple to enhance the chest further. Those who undergo gynecomastia surgery generally report improved confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life after their operations.
Discuss Gynecomastia Surgery with an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon in Virginia Beach
If your enlarged breast tissue has become bothersome or painful, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery. With a relatively short recovery period, this procedure could have significant emotional and physical benefits.
The cosmetic surgeons at Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery are dedicated to taking care of you through every step of the consultation, surgery, and recovery process. Call our office today to set up a one-on-one consultation to determine if gynecomastia surgery is right for you.