Some men develop enlargement of the breast tissue due to various factors. It may happen due to puberty and typically resolves overtime, in most cases. Sometimes hormone imbalance and medications in the mature adult also leads to gynecomastia or male breast enlargement.
Also, if you notice any irregularity with your genitalia, this could also be a possible reason and as a result it’s important to see a doctor for an examination.
Most patients with Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement can benefit from liposuction and a small incision to get rid of any glandular tissue beneath the nipple. In severe cases where the skin has been stretched, additional incisions are needed to create a flat chest.
Patients are advised to stop taking certain medications as they may increase bleeding. Some of these include aspirin, Plavix, NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen, Advil, Alleve, etc.). Patients must also stop using herbal supplements such as Vitamin E. It is also essential for patients to be healthy and have controlled blood pressure.
We do everything possible to help you recover as quickly as possible. During the recovery process, you must keep yourself well hydrated and nourished since nutrition is essential to healing.
You will have to put on a compression garments for 3-4 weeks after the operation. Generally, drains are not used after surgery and all the sutures are dissolvable.