Gynecomastia FAQ

Below is a list of gynecomastia FAQs that New Jersey patients are often curious about. Knowing the answers to these questions is an excellent way to prepare yourself for your gynecomastia consultation at Ganchi Plastic Surgery.

Q: Will Gynecomastia Go Away Naturally?

A: In many cases, gynecomastia naturally goes away when males hit puberty. However, for some, the excess tissue persists into adulthood, giving the appearance of so-called “man boobs.” The specific cause of a patient’s gynecomastia can also influence whether or not it goes away naturally.

Q: Why Do I Have Gynecomastia?

A: Gynecomastia can come about due to a number of factors. It is often attributed to hormonal imbalances, steroid use, use of recreational drugs, obesity, or use of certain medications. Gynecomastia is largely due to the imbalance of the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen in men. Aging can also play a role in the development of the condition due to the natural decrease of testosterone levels.

Q: Can Exercise Make Man Boobs Go Away?

A: Fat deposits in the chest region can be effectively reduced with exercise, but glandular tissue and sagging skin will not respond to any form of diet or intense workout. Gynecomastia surgery is the most effective solution when it comes to removing these types of excess tissue.

Q: Is There Visible Scarring After Gynecomastia Surgery?

A: Incisions are carefully made along the natural contours of your chest to minimize visibility. The most common scar is hidden in the areola. Over time, the scars will fade until they are practically invisible.

Q: Can I Combine Other Procedures with Gynecomastia Surgery?

A: Some patients undergo gynecomastia surgery alongside another procedure to achieve the best outcome. Elective body-contouring procedures such as arm lifts, body lifts, liposuction and tummy tucks may be performed for improved symmetry and shape. The most common procedure performed in combination with gynecomastia surgery is lipsuction of the abdomen and love handles.

Q: What Type of Anesthesia Is Used During Male Breast Reduction?

A: In the majority of cases, a combination of sedation and local anesthesia is used. Depending on the complexity of your gynecomastia surgery, general anesthesia may be administered. This is to ensure there is no pain during the procedure for maximum patient comfort.

In cases of true gynecomastia, excision of glandular tissue and liposuction is necessary.This is done using sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia. In cases of pseudogynecomastia, there is no gland tissue. In these cases, liposuction along may be used to reduce the fat deposits on your chest. Local anesthesia may be used in smaller cases

Q: Am I Required to Wear Compression Garments After a Male Breast Reduction?

A: To hasten healing, you will be asked to wear compression garments for up to six weeks after your male breast reduction surgery. Compression garments help reduce the swelling for faster recovery and contour the skin for better results.

Q: What Is the Right Way to Sleep After Gynecomastia Surgery?

A: You are allowed to sleep on your back initially after surgery and later, on your side. To prevent putting too much pressure on the treated areas, you should avoid lying on your stomach.

Q: How Long Before I Can Exercise Again After Male Breast Reduction?

A: You may return to your light exercises four weeks after your gynecomastia surgery. Strenuous activities like heavy exercise and sports are not recommended until about six weeks after the surgery. Avoid direct chest exercises like pushups and bench press for six to eight weeks.

Q: When Can I See the Final Results of Gynecomastia Surgery?

A: Visible improvements can be observed right after your male breast reduction surgery. It may take several weeks to fully appreciate the final results of the procedure, since swelling and bruising will need time to resolve.

Q: Will Gynecomastia Grow Back After Surgery?

A: The results of breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia in New Jersey are long-lasting. However, there can be a chance of recurrence if you gain weight or continue using steroids. While the cheset will be more resistant to fatty deposits, maintaining your ideal weight is important in preventing fat deposits in the chest area. Hormone fluctuations can also affect the longevity of the results.

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Rebekah Guddemi
2021-11-30
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Ray
2021-11-03
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Mike
2021-11-03
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Fatima Ramadan
2021-08-09
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Amanda hernandez
2021-07-23
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Kelly Flynn
2021-07-12
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Meghan Burke
2021-06-28
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Colette Kowalski
2021-06-07
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Danielle Curry
2021-05-17
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