Men with enlarged breasts (gynecomastia) often feel self-conscious and embarrassed, so they take great steps to hide their ‘male boobs.’ As a result, many of them are now choosing to undergo male breast reduction surgery to achieve a well-defined chest. Male breast reduction is a simple, effective procedure to enhance the appearance of your chest, but what is the recovery time for male breast reduction.
Gynecomastia is common in young men, because the onset of puberty results in a hormonal surge that sometimes causes the male breast tissue to grow. It very often affects only one breast, and usually goes away on its own. However, in a small number of cases gynecomastia persists into adulthood. The condition has also been linked to other causes such as genetics, weight gain, and certain medications.
Male breast reduction surgery
Male breast reduction surgery is usually done to correct gynecomastia. Surgery typically involves the surgical removal of breast tissue. However there are times when there is also a lot of fat present and liposuction is done at the same time. The incision for surgery is usually made around the areolar, which is the dark circle around the nipple.
Recovery time for male breast reduction
Recovery after breast reduction surgery typically takes 2 to 3 days. However, this may vary depending on the type of procedure performed. Patients can usually resume light exercise after about 2 weeks, and more strenuous exercise can be re-started after 4 to 6 weeks.
If you live in or around northern California, contact Dr. Rudy Coscia for more information on male breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Coscia has offices in Sacramento(916-929-1833), and Roseville (916-773-5559.
Call today to schedule a consultation.