Gynecomastia, a condition where men develop enlarged breasts, can be highly embarrassing in social situations. Some men with enlarged breasts may feel uncomfortable wearing tight-fitting shirts or limit their participation in activities they enjoy, such as sports, swimming, and even intimate relations, to avoid taking their shirts off in public.
However, there is no need to suffer in silence anymore. Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia surgery Dominican Republic can be treated in various ways by flattening and enhancing the chest contours.
In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may start causing the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be improved surgically, and excess skin can be reduced and removed.
The following characteristics identify gynecomastia:
● Excess localized fat
● Excess glandular tissue development
● Sometimes excess breast skin
● Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction
Cosmetic male breast reduction may be an excellent option for men with enlarged breasts who cannot treat their condition with medication or lifestyle modifications. Even though the situation often worsens during adolescence, Male Breast Reduction in the Dominican Republic usually resolves after puberty when hormonal fluctuations are more evenly distributed and well-balanced.
Before and after Gynecomastia
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Preparing for male breast reduction
Dr. Eduardo Mejia will examine your breasts during your initial consultation to determine the distribution of excess fat and glandular tissue in the chest area. He will also review your medical history to see if there are any underlying causes for your symptoms, such as hormonal imbalances or medical conditions. Specific tests may be advised to rule out specific requirements. Dr. Eduardo Mejia will thoroughly discuss your goals, expectations, potential risks, and the ideal way to prepare for your surgery. He will tell you what to expect before, during, and after your procedure and address any queries you may have.
What to expect after your male breast reduction surgery
Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions during your gynecomastia surgery recovery period. An elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily inserted beneath the skin to drain excess blood or fluid.
You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical area or in your general health condition, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
Don’t forget to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what to expect during your recovery period.