Gynecomastia: What to Expect

Gynecomastia: What to Expect

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Dr. Susan MacLennan

Gynecomastia is a common condition that causes an enlargement of glandular breast tissue in boys and men. No matter your age, gynecomastia can take a negative toll on your self-confidence. While some patients’ gynecomastia may go away on its own, sometimes it does not. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, we offer Gynecomastia surgery to help treat this condition for a boost in confidence and overall better quality of life.

Ideal Candidates

The first step towards gynecomastia surgery is to determine if you are a good candidate. If you are a male who is unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, have difficulty finding the right clothes to hide your chest, or avoid removing your shirt at the beach and pool, this procedure may have a positive impact on your overall life.

However, individuals who are obese, have certain prior medical conditions or psychological issues, use certain street drugs such as marijuana, or take any medications that may cause gynecomastia may not be ideal candidates for this procedure. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. MacLennan.

What to Expect During your Consultation

During your gynecomastia consultation, you will meet with Dr. MacLennan at her Burlington office. There, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, your aesthetic goals, and any question that you may have regarding the procedure. Remember that there are no “wrong” questions and that it is important for you to feel at ease and confident with your decision to undergo surgery.

What About Downtime?

Because gynecomastia surgery is invasive, there will be some downtime required to heal. Most men will be required to wear a compression garment for four weeks after surgery to reduce swelling and support their new chest contours. Overall, be sure to follow Dr. MacLennan’s post-op instructions for the best results.

If you are living with the effects of gynecomastia and wish to boost your confidence, gynecomastia surgery may be able to help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.