What is Gynecomastia?

Male chest contouring is a surgical procedure to correct enlarged male breasts.
Men’s enlarged breasts can be caused by two factors.
The first is pseudo-gynecomastia, which is the result of excess fat accumulation in the breast area.
The second factor, is a condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breasts of a male are enlarged due to swelling of the breast tissue. It can affect both sides or just the nipples or even the entire pectoral area. While it does not usually cause any medical problems, it can cause body-image issues and interfere with a man’s quality of life.

Key Facts

  • Type of anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Procedure duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Length of stay: same day procedure
  • Discomfort level: Mild to moderate, controlled with pain medications
  • What to expect: Swelling up to 6 weeks that could take up to 3 months to resolve completely
  • Duration time till the final result: 3 months
  • Sustainability of results: Usually lasting, unless substantial weight gain occurs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Male Breast Reduction Suitable for Me?
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What to Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery?
How Long Does Scarring Stay After Gynecomastia Surgery?
Can Gynecomastia Grow Back After Surgery?
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