Male Breast Reduction Phoenix
Gynecomastia excision, also known as a male breast reduction Scottsdale, removes the excessive breast and fatty tissue by the use of liposuction, traditional surgical excision, or a combination of the two. These techniques are performed under twilight or general anesthesia.
Often times, liposuction is the preferred method of gynecomastia excision by our board certified plastic surgeons at North Valley Plastic Surgery, when gynecomastia is caused by fatty tissue.
If gynecomastia is caused by the presence of excessive glandular tissues, the surgeon will use a combination of liposuction and traditional surgical excision.
There are many potential reasons for gynecomastia including: Klinefelters’ Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, tumors, genetic disorders, chronic liver disease, puberty, steroid abuse, obesity, castration, and aging.
The most common cause is simply persistent adolescent gynecomastia. All teenage males go through a period where their breast tissue swells. In most cases, this swelling resolves on its own. However, when this swelling fails to resolve on its own, surgery may be required.
Gynecomastia is often viewed as a cosmetic procedure; but, in certain instances it can be covered by one’s health insurance company. In occasional cases, the male breasts may be so enlarged that there is excessive skin. In those cases, a male patient might require formal breast reduction surgery, as in the case of a female with excessively large breasts who requires a reduction mammaplasty.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Gynecomastia, done by liposuction, has two small incisions that allows for the suction cannula to be inserted. The excessive fat is then vacuumed out of the body. The incision site is closed with sutures.
Gynecomastia, done by the traditional surgical excision, has an incision that can be around the areola or through the underarm. The excessive fatty tissue and skin will be removed. Sutures will be used to close the surgical sites. In most cases, a soft rubber drain is sutured into the underarm area on both sides.
Once in recovery, a compression vest will be applied, and should be worn at all times.
Glandular tissue must be cut out usually through a small incision near the areola
Fatty tissue can be removed by liposuction. A small, hollow tube is inserted through a tiny incision, leaving a nearly imperceptible scar.
Following surgery for gynecomastia, the patient has a more masculine chest contour.
What to Expect During the Recovery Period
Post-operatively, the chest will be swollen and bruised, and this can take several weeks to dissipate. Within two weeks, any nylon sutures will be removed.
The drain located in the underarm area will collect excess fluid from the wound. This helps to lower the risk of infection. Drain logs will be provided to keep a record of the output of fluid. Drains will be removed when the output meets the doctor’s specifications.
Restrictions for the next six weeks include but are not limited to: heavy lifting, pulling, or pushing.
The use of bath tubs, Jacuzzis, or anything that allows the body to submerge is not allowed, until clearance from the physician has been provided (usually three weeks after the surgery). Showering is allowed 24 hours after surgery. It is important to pat the operative areas dry and replace the dressings.
If you have any questions regarding male breast reduction Scottsdale, male breast reduction surgery Phoenix or Gynecomastia please contact one of our licensed providers at North Valley Plastic Surgery (480)991-6877.