Gynecomastia is a common problem, affecting up to 40% of the male population. Although it doesn’t cause any health problems, many men prefer the look of a more contoured chest.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of breast tissues in the male chest. Contrary to popular assumption, gynecomastia doesn’t simply occur due to obesity or being overweight, though these can be factors. Gynecomastia can also happen due to other hormonal causes. Traditional methods of weight loss, such as exercise and diet, often do not greatly improve gynecomastia, and surgery can be a good option.
What is the recovery process
after gynecomastia surgery?
How you recover in the three months after your surgery determines the outcome for years to come. Dr. Vial will provide a list of step-by-step recovery guidelines after your surgery. After the gynecomastia surgery, your chest will be in an ace wrap to minimize swelling. You can shower 48 hours after surgery. You will wear a compression garment for 2 months following surgery. Most patients can resume normal activities and work after 2 weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activities, especially those that involve moving your arms, for 8 weeks.
Why choose Dr. Vial for your gynecomastia surgery?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in body contouring surgery. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.