Do you want a flatter, more masculine chest? Gynecomastia affects at least 30% of men during their lifetime, as reported in a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This condition, commonly known as “man boobs”, involves enlargement of male breast tissue. Gynecomastia surgery is performed to restore flatter, more masculine contours to the chest.
Can I expect loss of sensation after gynecomastia surgery?
Some men experience temporary loss of sensation in the treatment area after gynecomastia surgical procedures. In most cases, sensation gradually returns and is fully restored in a few weeks or months.
How should I sleep after gynecomastia surgery?
For at least the first three days of your recovery, be sure to sleep and rest on your back at a 45-degree angle. Continue to sleep this way until you feel comfortable sleeping as you would normally.
What causes gynecomastia?
Enlarged breasts in men is a condition triggered by a decrease in testosterone levels compared with estrogen levels. Several factors can contribute to upsetting the natural hormone balance, including:
- Hormonal changes during puberty
- Lower testosterone levels with aging
- Tumors of the testes, adrenal glands, or pituitary gland
- Hyperthyroidism (the thyroid produces too much thyroxine)
- Kidney failure
- Cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure
- Certain medications (anti-anxiety meds, antibiotics, heart medications, and more)
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Street drugs (amphetamines, heroin, marijuana, and methadone)
How soon can I expect to see results after gynecomastia surgery?
Results will be evident immediately after the procedure. You will see a trimmer, flatter chest profile. As post-surgical swelling subsides, your results will continue to improve. Final results should appear in a few months after surgery.
Will my results last for long?
Results are long-lasting with gynecomastia surgery. To help retain them, maintain a stable weight, and avoid using any medication or substance known to affect testosterone levels.