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Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in men. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is the correction of breast tissue that is over-developed. Causes of gynecomastia include hormone imbalance, hypothyroidism, liver disease, aging, and the use of certain medications. Whatever the cause, gynecomastia can have an unfortunate negative impact on the physical and emotional lives of the men who suffer from it.
Men with gynecomastia will exhibit some combination of these symptoms. You may benefit from this procedure if you have excess tissue in one or both breasts that makes you uncomfortable or self-conscious.
After your surgery, bandages will be placed over your incisions and you may be fitted with a surgical drain to remove excess fluids. If there is a drain placed, it will be removed in a day or two. You will be given support garments to protect your chest while the healing takes place. You will be prescribed medication that will ensure proper healing and prevent infection. Occasionally check your incisions for any redness, oozing, or inflammation. Any signs of infection or irregular healing should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Like any surgical procedure, breast reduction in men has some risk of complications. Risk factors include bleeding, infection, and lack of breast symmetry after surgery. There is also a risk of adverse reactions to anesthesia or medications prescribed after surgery. Your doctor will provide you with full details of these risks during your consultation. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor any questions you have about the procedure.
A good candidate for gynecomastia surgery will exhibit these characteristics:
Since the recovery and healing process is different for each individual, you should ask your doctor these questions to make sure you are well-informed about your healing process.
From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.
60 E. Delaware Place, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
60 E. Delaware Place, 15th Floor, Chicago IL 60611
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