What Is Gynecomastia and How Can Surgery Help?

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: March 31, 2024

gynecomastiaGynecomastia is a condition where an increased amount of breast gland tissues grow in men and boys. This condition can make some males feel uncomfortable. Thankfully, there is an effective way to treat this condition that can help you feel better. Here is what you should know. 

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia typically stems from hormonal changes. Those changes can be natural, or they might be tied to a medical condition. Reactions to specific drugs may also induce excess tissue growth. In other cases, the condition is entirely hereditary. It can also stem solely from obesity. Regardless of the root cause, enlarged breasts can cause psychological distress as well as physical discomfort. Surgery is one of the best ways to reduce the size of the breasts. 

What Does Surgery Look Like?

Gynecomastia surgery is performed to remove some breast tissue to flatten your chest and improve the aesthetic. Since the surgery physically removes some of the breast mass in the process, it can alleviate symptoms related to excess breast weight.

Surgery is typically performed in an outpatient setting, ensuring you are able to go home the same day of surgery. It is important to have a friend or a loved one with you after surgery to assist you early on during your recovery.

Recovery tends to be mild. You may experience some soreness or discomfort for a few days, and you do need to follow the doctor’s instructions for recovery. Most people recover from their surgery in 4-6 weeks. However, the specific time of your recovery may be different. 

Direct Benefits

Gynecomastia surgery directly reduces the size of breasts. Remember that the procedure can cause swelling, so you may see full results once you heal. Surgery not only helps flatten your chest, but it can also make you feel more confident, look better, reduce stress on breast tissue, and reduce discomfort related to gynecomastia.

Contact South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, LLC Today

If you would like to discuss how gynecomastia surgery can help you, or if you have questions about the procedure, our team at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, LLC can help. Call our office in Jenks, OK, today at 918-518-5144 to schedule an appointment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel can help you achieve the best possible results through trusted and effective surgical solutions.