Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure that is used to remove excess fat and tissue from the breast area in men. This condition, known as gynecomastia, can cause men to have breast tissue that is larger and more prominent than normal, which can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness.

The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure can take one to three hours, depending on the extent of the gynecomastia. During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in the breast area, and then use liposuction to remove any excess fat. In some cases, the surgeon may also need to remove excess glandular tissue through an incision in the nipple area.

After the surgery, the patient will typically need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. It is also important to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks following the surgery. The patient will also be given pain medication to manage any discomfort they may experience.

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but most men are able to return to work and normal activities within two to four weeks. It is important to note that some swelling and bruising may persist for several weeks after the surgery.

The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically permanent, as long as the patient maintains a healthy weight and lifestyle. However, in some cases, the condition may recur if the patient gains a significant amount of weight or begins taking certain medications that can cause gynecomastia.

Overall, gynecomastia surgery can provide significant relief for men who are self-conscious about their breast tissue, and can help them feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. However, as with any surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations and understand the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. It is also important to have an open and honest conversation with your surgeon about your goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have about the surgery.


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    346, Trompowsky Av. | 6th floor | Florianópolis, SC

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