Gynecomastia is the enlargement or over-development of breast tissue in men, and while it is usually a benign condition, it can be uncomfortable and lead to dissatisfaction with your personal appearance and lack of self-confidence.
This condition usually begins during puberty but it can also occur when a man loses a lot of weight. If you suffer from Gynecomastia, you should check with your doctor to see that the is no underlying medical reason for this. If there is not, a breast reduction procedure could be the ideal solution for you.
Dr. Georgopoulos has extensive experience in dealing with gynecomastia over many years, and the techniques he uses at the Geoplasty Center are at the forefront of modern procedures dealing with this problem.
Gynecomastia can occur for a variety of reasons and present itself in many ways, so each case is individual and is treated as such.
The breast reduction procedure is performed under anesthesia, and whether this is local or general will depend on the extent of the surgery to be carried out.
The goal of the surgery is to remove excess fat from the chest. In some cases, this may be carried out using liposuction alone, in which a small incision is made and excess fat is removed using a very small, hollow tube.
In other cases breast tissue may need to be removed as well as excess skin. This may also involve the nipple being repositioned to give a natural-looking outcome. In these cases, Dr. Georgopoulos will use the incisions to examine the underlying tissue structure and shape it to create the desired contour. He will also stretch the skin to tighten and smoothen it.
Every effort is made to minimize scarring, and this can usually be done using the natural folds of the chest area.
After the Breast Reduction
After surgery, you will immediately notice the improve to your body shape, and this will improve further in the days ahead as the swelling decreases. The doctor may insert small drains at the surgery sites to remove excess fluid, and these will be removed after a day or two.
There is likely to be some pain that can last for a week or two. Dr. Georgopoulos will prescribe medication to alleviate the discomfort. You may also be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and help with the healing process.
You will not be able to partake in strenuous activity for about two weeks after the procedure. The staff at the Geoplasty Center will work on an aftercare program specific to your needs and you should follow this closely. You should also stay in contact with us in the weeks after surgery.
As with all surgical procedures, there is the rare but possible chance of side effects such as infection. You will be advised on how to avoid this and other negative effects. Pain, swelling and bruising are all perfectly normal and will lessen in the days after surgery.
Gynecomastia at the Geoplasty Center
Dr. Georgopoulos is an acknowledged expert regarding Gynecomastia, having studied in this area internationally and practiced on the procedure for over a decade. The Geoplasty Center boasts the best in modern facilities and qualified staff, and they will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you.
If you are considering having a breast reduction procedure, making an appointment for consultation at the Geoplasty Center should be the first step you take.