Surplus breast tissue in men is rarely a serious health risk, but for many, it can be the cause of embarrassment and low self-esteem. In some instances, the underlying cause (hormone imbalances, steroid use, diet, etc.) can be diagnosed and treated, however, more often than not the reason cannot be identified. Gynecomastia surgery addresses the existing tissue, restoring a flat, contoured chest.
Tissue removal techniques vary in detail and need to be tailored to the concerns of each patient. Procedures can range from simple excision of firm glandular tissue under the areola or liposuction of softer fatty tissue to more complex procedures involving removal of excess tissue plus sagging breast skin. During your consultation consultation with Dr. Grossman, you will discuss the areas of concern and your goals so that she can formulate an individualized plan for you.
Dr. Grossman understands that as distressing as enlarged breasts can be, the stigma of scars associated with treatment can be unwanted reminders of the procedure. As a pioneer scar removal specialist, Dr. Grossman works to avoid the formation of scar tissue. She utilizes only the most advanced techniques to allow minimally invasive tissue removal, accelerated skin contraction and skin removal. Surgery typically takes 1-2 hours depending on the complexity of tissue reduction. After the surgery, you’ll wear a compression garment under your shirt and will likely return to light exercise after a few weeks. Swelling and bruising is also common and should subside in a few weeks. Our medical team will advise you on when to return to normal activities and work.
Contact Grossman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Gynecomastia.