Your Male Breast Reduction QuestionsAnswered! - New Jersey Gynecomastia - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Your Male Breast Reduction Questions
Answered! – New Jersey Gynecomastia

Are you one of those guys who find it uncomfortable when going topless due to larger-than-normal breasts? You are probably suffering from gynecomastia, a condition wherein overdeveloped breasts developed in men as a result of hormonal shifts, hereditary factors and drug-induced conditions. Dr. Larry Weinstein of the Weinstein Plastic Surgery offers one of the most effective solutions to treating gynecomastia with a New Jersey male breast reduction surgery. We answer your male breast reduction questions below.

How do I really know if it’s really gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is mainly characterized by the appearance of excess localized fat and glandular tissue in the chest region. It could occur in one or both of your breasts.

Does it occur often?
Breast enlargement in males approximately occurs in 40 to 60 percent of the entire male population, most of which are undocumented due to fear of being judged or ridiculed about it. Overweight and obese males are most likely to suffer from this condition.

How do I know if male breast reduction surgery is for me?
Initially, you should have the genuine desire to actually have your overly developed breasts removed. Your should also be excellent health condition, relatively normal weight and free from previous allergic reactions to medications. Most of all, your expectations should be relatively realistic. The most excellent outcomes of surgical breast reduction amongst non-smokers as smoking itself can prolong recovery periods.

What things do I need to prepare for pre-surgery?
You may be asked to undergo a series of exams and laboratory procedure pre-surgery. You should also avoid taking medications which could affect surgery outcomes such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements like ginseng.

What should I expect during recovery?
After the procedure, you will be instructed on how to take care of your surgical dressings, how to reduce infection on the surgical site and what signs to look for which could indicate post-operative infection.

Expect for a small, thin tube to be placed under your skin to help drain excess fluid or blood a few days following a male breast reduction surgery.

If you’re interested in finding out if male breast reduction is for you, set up an initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein today 908-879-2222!

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