There is some pain associated with the procedure that is comparable to muscle soreness; Any discomfort is controlled well by oral pain medication.
Typically, the results of the surgery last forever as long as you maintain a normal weight. If you gain weight the areas of liposuction may get larger but so will all other areas of your body; so it is a comparative improvement that will last.
Patients recover from the initial effects of the surgery within three days. There will, however, be swelling, discoloration, and restricted activity for at least two weeks. By the third week, patients can resume exercise. Temporary effects may include tightness, irregularities, numbness, and weakness of muscles.
I always tell my patients to try dieting first to see if the areas of fat disappear. If not, then come and visit me.
What is a Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia is a common condition where the male breast enlarges in puberty and does not decrease in size thereafter. To reduce the size of the breasts, Liposuction is the main cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the breasts in males. It helps body appearance by suctioning excess fat from localized areas. Each individual has different fat accumulations and in rare cases excess skin may also have to be surgically removed. Small tubes called cannulae are placed under the skin after a solution to stop bleeding and give anesthesia is injected. fat is suctioned through these tubes. A binder or garment is necessary for a few weeks after surgery to compress skin.
Surgery in Surgery center
Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a surgery center. The more areas of liposuction the more the time needed but typically it takes 2 hours.
You need to have someone stay with you the night after gynecomastia surgery and can usually resume normal activities except exercise in 2-5 days. The cost for a gynecomastia surgery includes the operating room fee and all of your follow-up visits.
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