Gynecomastia – “Man Boobs”

What is Gynecomastia “Man Boobs”?

Gynecomastia is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which there is a non-cancerous increase in the size of male breast tissue. Most adolescent boys, up to 70%, have some breast development during puberty. Newborn and adolescent males often experience temporary gynecomastia due to the influence of maternal hormones and hormonal changes during puberty, respectively.

Reasons to consider?

  • You want to reduce the size of your “woman-like breasts”.

Bed rest is recommended for the first day.  You will experience some pain for several days.  For the first few days following your surgery, you will wear surgical dressing which will be exchanged for a special compression garment.  This will be worn for about two weeks.  Most discomfort associated with breast surgery can be controlled with oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.  Antibiotics may also be prescribed.

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