Gynecomastia is the development and enlargement of breasts in men. While both men and women are born with a certain amount of breast tissue, this tissue is normally very minimal in males. Unfortunately, there are times when young men may suddenly develop enlarged breasts. If this has happened to you, liposuction may be able to help.
There are various treatment methods involving liposuction that are effective at reducing male breasts. While traditional methods require general anesthesia, many newer procedures only require local anesthesia. By completely numbing the targeted area, you can now undergo liposuction while awake. Most patients experience little to no discomfort.
Your recovery timeline from liposuction will depend on the chosen treatment method. Procedures that require general anesthesia usually involve a six-week recovery period. Those that involve a local anesthesia should only require a few days of downtime.
While most gynecomastia cases can be successfully treated using liposuction, there are a few instances where further surgery may be required. Additionally, it is generally recommended that obese patients lose weight before any liposuction procedure.
Consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine what breast reduction options are right for you. We’re happy to help anytime. Call us today!