GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY FOR MEN | OFFICE PROCEDURE
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlargement of male breast tissue. It is often a great source of shame and embarrassment for men. The numbers of men seeking out surgery for gynecomastia have continued to increase over the years. Dr. Tajkarimi is a Total Definer Surgeon. He can perform gynecomastia reduction procedure under local anesthesia and nitrous analgesia safely and effectively.
Dr. Tajkarimi’s technique to remove the breast tissues usually involves advanced vaser and microaire liposuction of the excess fat, with or withtout need for surgical removal of the excess glandular breast tissue through an incision in the margin of the nipple-areolar complex and/or skin excision (in very large male breasts). Dr. Tajkarimi will perform proper physical exam of your breasts to confirm gynecomastia and rule out the suspicion for male breast cancer.
RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY
In patients who only need liposuction to correct their enlarged male breasts, return to exercise and work is typically less than one week. For patients who need surgical removal of the excess breast tissue, it can take between two to four weeks to heal enough to tolerate routine activities. In my practice, my patients are able to go back to work after surgery at 7-10 days. They are able to get back to the gym for cardio at 2 weeks and weightlifting at 4 weeks barring complications from surgery.
GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY COMPLICATIONS
In general, surgery for gynecomastia is incredibly safe and most patients have smooth recoveries. Despite the greatest attention to safety on the part of the patient and surgeon, complications can occur. Common complications include bruising, bleeding, fluid collections, contour irregularities, loss of nipple skin, visible scarring, numbness of the nipples, inverted nipples, loose breast skin and asymmetries. Attention to meticulous surgical technique and pre/peri/postoperative management is essential to good outcomes.