Gynecomastia is the medical term used to describe the abnormal swelling or enlargement of male breast tissue. A permanent solution to this problem is an invasive surgery that removes the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from the male breasts and, in most cases, reduces the size of the nipples.
Benefits of This Procedure
Gynecomastia is a condition that affects over one in four men to varying degrees. Generally, those affected by this condition are embarrassed and self-conscious about the appearance of their chests. Here at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs, we believe it’s time to put an end to the preconceived notions and clichés involving men who use plastic surgery to improve their appearance. They should be allowed the same privileges and opportunities as women when it comes to feeling good about their bodies and to increasing their self-esteem.
To maximize the success of your breast reduction surgery, avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatories two weeks before your operation and one week after. Arrive for your procedure in comfortable clothing and avoid wearing any jewellery. You need to disclose any allergies, medications and smoking habits to your surgeon prior to surgery. It’s worth mentioning that slower recovery times and higher instances of complications are more common in smokers.
Male breast reduction surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia and typically lasts about two hours. Your plastic surgeon will make small incisions along the edge of the areola and then remove the excess fat or glandular tissue to give your chest a more natural and sculpted look.
Following your surgery, you’ll be required to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to minimize swelling and bruising, and to speed up healing. Usually, patients can return to work in as little as two to four weeks after the operation. As the months go by, your scars will progressively fade, becoming less and less apparent over time—for some, they’ll even become virtually unnoticeable. In order to allow the scarred area to properly heal, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for six months.
All cosmetic surgeries have potential risks and complications. Those associated with a breast reduction procedure are:
Take the First Step Towards Feeling Better About Yourself
Are you embarrassed about taking your shirt off at the beach or in the locker room? The staff at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs in Montreal can help. Our experienced surgeons are able to treat gynecomastia using the latest male breast reduction techniques at our modern and welcoming clinic. Contact us today to know more about this procedure or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.