What is it?
This is a particular problem of abnormal breast tissue growth in genetic males who identify with a male gender (cis males). A variety of incision types can be utilized depending upon the amount of extra skin and fat. Liposuction is included as well to help contour and create a more masculine chest. A very impactful surgery for the appropriate patient.
Am I a candidate?
A thorough work up by your referring primary care doctor is necessary prior to your consult. Generally, the gynecomastia must be present for at least a year and all other causative factors must be ruled out. Dr. Hartmann will assess for candidacy and then decide the optimal surgical technique.
Before & Afters
What is recovery like?
Recovery following gynecomastia is approximately 2 weeks without exertional activity and then return to gym activities at 6 weeks (including lifting weights). You will possibly have a drain on each side for 1-2 weeks. All stitches dissolve under the skin. You will have a compression vest to wear 24/7 for the first 2 weeks and then you may wear only during the day for the next 4 weeks. You will have to sleep on your back for 6 weeks as well. Scarring will fade over the first year
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