Men who have enlarged breasts aren’t necessarily in bad shape. This type of body issue can arise due to a hormonal imbalance, a reaction to a medication, and several other factors. When exercise does not have any effect, it’s time to consider surgery for gynecomastia correction. Here are a few things you should understand about your condition, the procedure itself, and what to expect after the surgery in Miami.
Understanding the Condition
Gynecomastia comes about due to the enlargement of the glandular tissue that forms each breast. For most males, the breast tissue remains small enough to keep the chest flat. Any enlargement comes about because of exercise that increases the mass of muscle. With gynecomastia, it’s the glandular tissue that increases in size, not muscles.
It’s important to understand that enlarged breasts due to being overweight does not constitute gynecomastia. Undertaking a diet and exercise program would help take off the excess pounds and also reduce the fat found under the breasts. Gynecomastia occurs when a hormonal imbalance is present, including imbalances that may occur due to taking some type of medication.
Knowing why your breasts are enlarged is the first step in deciding what to do next. If it’s not because of excess weight, there’s a good chance that you’re a candidate for a gynecomastia correction.
The Procedure Itself
The composition of your enlarged breasts will determine what happens next. If the primary issue is a buildup of fat tissue, liposuction is the method of choice. There may be a need to remove glandular tissue. This would require surgical excision to allow for the safe removal of this tissue.
What It’s Like After the Procedure
Expect some soreness and swelling in the days after the gynecomastia correction in Miami. There will also be some bruising. You’ll wear bandages and a compression garment for about a week. At that point, you should be sufficiently healed to begin resuming your normal activities at a pace approved by our surgeon.
You will receive a prescription for something to help with inflammation and any pain you may feel. Use the medication according to the instructions only.
During your recovery, lifting more than a small amount is out of the question. Exercise should be limited to walks and anything that does not place stress on the upper body. Our surgeon will tell you when it’s possible to resume a full workout.
Once the healing is complete, your chest will have what’s considered normal proportions. If you’ve avoided certain venues or activities because they required taking off your shirt, enjoying those places and activities will be easy now.
Remember that a gynecomastia correction is not right for every case. You can arrange for a full examination at WellnessPlus Medical Center in Pembroke Pines or Miami Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!