For some men, gynecomastia can be a highly noticeable issue that can prevent them from feeling comfortable with the appearance of their bodies. Male breast reduction, also referred to as gynecomastia surgery, is a safe and effective option for restoring the flat and masculine appearance of the chest. If you are interested in undergoing the procedure, here are 5 things you should know before your male breast reduction.

The Problem May Not be Gynecomastia

While gynecomastia is the most common cause of male breast enlargement, there are other causes. Some men may be suffering from pseudo-gynecomastia. With gynecomastia, the male breast become enlarged as a result of swollen excess glandular tissue in the breasts. With pseudo-gynecomastia, the primary cause is excess fat accumulation. Both issues can be treated through surgery.

You May Need to Stop Some Medications Prior To Surgery

With most surgical procedures, it is important that you stop taking certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding. This is to both prevent issues during the actual procedure and to avoid potential complications that may occur during the recovery process.

Plan to Take Some Time Off to Recover

The recovery process following male breast reduction can take some time. If only liposuction is performed to remove excess fat, patients may be able to resume their normal activities after a week or so. If excess glandular tissue is removed, patients will need to recover for around three to four weeks.

Choose an Experienced Surgeon

If you are in need of male breast reduction, make sure you choose a skilled and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure. Precision and a strong grasp of the required techniques will both ensure that your results look as good as possible and reduce the chance of experiencing complications.

At Chennai Plastic Surgery, we have helped numerous men regain comfort with the appearance of their bodies by providing them with excellent results from their male breast reduction. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.