Gynecomastia is a problem that can be solved with cosmetic surgery. But many men are not aware of the male breast reduction and they don’t feel confident in sharing the problem with the doctor. Here we have listed some questions which are frequently asked regarding the surgery.
- What is male boob reduction surgery?
It is one of the most effective methods of treatment for the enlarged male breasts. During the surgery, excess fat and tissues are removed to provide the patient with more firm and masculine chest.
- Can surgery be performed on any candidate?
If you are stable both physically and mentally then you can get the surgery. But if you are overweight then it is not the right choice for you.
- What is the reason?
The primary reason for this condition is hormones. This condition is more common and it starts at puberty because at this time the hormonal level is changing very quickly. For the male, testosterone hormone develops male characteristics. If the level is extremely low or high it can develop this condition. Other than this, if you are taking certain medications or drugs such as anabolic steroids, alcohol, or marijuana and other health-related conditions such as cancer, liver, and thyroid can also contribute to this issue.
- How it is performed?
During the surgery, an incision is made by your surgeon either on the edge of the areola (nipple) or underarm area. Then the excess tissue and fat are removed from the sides and bottom of the chest. If the tissue is more significant then large incisions are required. The surgery is either performed alone or with lipoplasty.
- How long does it take to complete the surgery?
The whole procedure will take around 1 to 2 hours, the rest depends on the amount of excess fat and skin to be removed. The surgery is performed by giving the patient local anesthesia.
- Is the surgery painful?
This depends on how well you can tolerate the pain. Usually, surgery is not painful. After the surgery, some patients might have to take the painkiller for 2 or 3 days.
- Is there any type of risk involved?
Although chances are very rare some complications that can occur is the infection, bleeding, swelling, temporary numbness, and bruising.
- Is there any non-surgical way to treat the issue?
Though research is going on to find the best and effective way. But right now there is no better way to treat the problem.