Sometimes, men may develop excess breast tissue giving a womanly look. It is an extreme condition that may embarrass them making them hesitant to remove their shirt at beach. Many may try to hide their body with layers of clothes. In medical terms, this condition is known as gynecomastia. A person suffering from such large breast tissues may undergo breast reduction surgery. In Los Angeles male breast reduction is a surgical option often employed to correct over-developed and enlarged breasts in men.
The condition may develop in any age and s possibly caused by hormonal changes, heredity conditions, diseases or using certain drugs. Often, its characteristics are
- Excess localized fat.
- Excess glandular tissue development.
- A combination of both the symptoms mentioned above.
- The condition may be present in either one breast or both the breasts.
During an initial consultation, the surgeon may evaluate the patient whether he is suitable for the procedure or not. The procedure may be suitable for someone who
- Are physically healthy and have normal weight.
- Have realistic expectations.
- Have stabilized breast development.
- Cannot go for alternative medical treatment.
- Do not have life-threatening illness or medical conditions impairing the healing process.
- Are non-smokers and don’t take drugs.
On the day of the surgery, the gynecomastia surgeon Los Angeles administers anesthesia to patient either intravenously or general anesthesia. As the condition mostly causes formation of excess fat tissue, it may require performing liposuction. During liposuction, several incisions are made in which a thin hollow tube called cannula is inserted and moved back and forth to loosen the excess fat that is then removed using a vacuum suction. Excision may also be performed to remove excess skin and is used in cases where it is necessary to reposition nipples. As the procedure involves making incisions, the surgeon may try to conceal them within natural contours though there may be some visibility.
Soon after surgery, the surgeon may apply dressings or bandages and use elastic bandage or support garment that may help to minimize the swelling. Besides, a small thin tube may be placed for a temporary period so as to drain excess blood or collecting fluid. For the recovery period, the surgeon may give special instructions regarding the care of the area, medications that are to be either applied or taken orally. Moreover, the patient is asked to report for a follow-up surgery during which the stitches may be removed and the body evaluated for how it’s responding to the procedure.