Dallas Gynecomastia Surgery: Explained
Enlarged male breast tissue (Gynecomastia) may be the result of a variety of medical situations, such as endocrine disorders, metabolic dysfunction, various medications, or may occur due to a natural decline in testosterone production. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Regardless of the cause, it can be disconcerting to the patient, and may even have negative psychological effects on self-image or relationships. In the Dallas area, Dr. Teotia can help you find the solution with gynecomastia corrective surgery.
Gynecomastia is most common in three age populations: newborns, adolescents, and men older than 50 years old. While the condition is more likely to resolve without medical intervention in younger patients, men over 50 frequently lack other options, and are good candidates for surgical intervention. Other factors that make a male patient a good candidate for this procedure include:
- Abstaining from tobacco or illegal drug use
- Stabilized breast growth (breast tissue isn’t increasing)
- Lack of success with other forms of treatment
- Good general health
- Relatively normal weight and BMI
- Dissatisfaction/unhappiness with the appearance of their breasts
During your consultation, Dr. Teotia will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Generally, surgical treatment of Gynecomastia may include removal of excess tissue just below the skin, which may be achieved utilizing liposuction, laser treatment or both. Liposuction involves using a cannula (thin hollow tube) with controlled movements to loosen excess fatty tissue, which is then removed via vacuum suction.
Laser technology can also be used to destroy small amounts of tissue, as well as to reshape and tighten unwanted fat and skin in the chest area. Laser treatment also helps to sculpt this region into a smooth, tight, toned, and contoured “typical” male chest. Another technique, excision (direct surgical incisions) may also be employed, especially if a reduction or relocation of the nipple is warranted or the tissue to be removed is excessively dense (which may be the result of using certain medications).
During the recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support you as you heal. You may require a post-surgical drain, which is a small tube just under the skin used to remove excess fluid to promote healing at the site. You may also be prescribed medication to avoid infection and/or to provide pain relief.
Complications from Gynecomastia surgery, though rare, may include temporary bruising, infection, breast asymmetry, changes in sensation in the breast, numbness of the areola or nipple, inflammation, and scarring. Typically, patients feel ready to return to work within one week of surgery, and a gradual return to more strenuous activities usually commences after about two weeks. Final results following surgery are generally achieved within three to six months, and in most cases are permanent.
If you are interested in a reduction of excessive male breast tissue (Gynecomastia) or any other cosmetic procedures, please contact our office today. Life does not improve by chance; life improves with change.
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- $500 off Liposuction of 2 or more areas
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