How Does Gynecomastia Surgery Work?
The details of your gynecomastia surgery depend on your condition. If you have a significant amount of breast tissue, your LPS surgeon will make an incision around the areola to remove it. Excessive deposits of fat are removed with liposuction. If you have a large amount of excess skin, your surgeon may use larger incisions to tighten and firm your chest area. In many cases, you will have minimally visible scars after the procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery want to address excessively large male breasts. We recommend gynecomastia surgery if you:
- Feel self-conscious because of your breasts
- Avoid wearing fitted tops
- Stay away from certain activities like swimming
- Find that your gynecomastia affects your social or other relationships
For most healthy adults, there is no reason to suffer from gynecomastia if you are ready to get rid of it. Ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery have enlarged breasts despite an overall healthy lifestyle. You may not be a good candidate for surgery if you have health problems that would affect your healing. If you smoke, you will need to quit four weeks before your surgery.