Gynecomastia is a condition found in men that causes the growth and development of breasts. This can happen at any age and is primarily the result of an increased amount of estrogen developing within the body. The condition can also be heredity. For many men, gynecomastia is a condition that damages their self-confidence. In extreme cases, men will often limit physical activity and avoid intimate moments with their partner in order to hide their condition. Gynecomastia is cosmetic only and causes no serious health issues.
Gynecomastia surgery is a simple procedure with a quick recovery time and virtually no scarring. There are two main surgical techniques used depending on the severity of the Gynecomastia:
Liposuction: Liposuction involves inserting a small tube into each breast, loosening excess fatty tissue and sucking it out of the body via a vacuum. This surgery is common for men with excess fatty tissue in the breast alone.
Excision: Excision techniques tend to be used for advanced cases of gynecomastia. Excision involves the careful removal of excess skin and breast tissue and the re-alignment of the breast to fit the natural chest contour of a male.
Gynecomastia Surgery is a popular procedure and Toronto Surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin combines his years of experience with first-class facilities and a supportive team to ensure your surgery is a resounding success.
To begin the process of gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Daniel Martin will schedule an appointment in his Toronto office to meet with you and go over the details of the procedure. Dr. Martin is very thorough in each assessment and will examine your chest to measure the percentages of fatty tissue vs breast tissue. This will enable him to make a decision on whether liposuction or excision surgery is right for you. During this time, you are free to share any concerns as Dr. Martin guides you through the surgical process.
Is a Toronto Gynecomastia procedure a good fit for me?
Gynecomastia surgery is a relatively simple procedure and a can often be life changing for a man. Dr. Daniel Martin finds that many of his Toronto patients rediscover their self-confidence, giving them a new lease on life. If gynecomastia is affecting your confidence negatively, you’re likely a good candidate for this procedure. Call Dr. Martin at his Toronto office today to book a consultation.
Are my Toronto Gynecomastia expectations reasonable?
By preparing a set of questions before your initial consultation and communicating with Dr. Martin frequently, you minimize the risk of disappointment post-surgery. With the aid of modern technology, Dr. Martin will take photos of your chest which will enable him to calculate a percentage of fat, tissue or skin removal, resulting in a computer-generated image of what you could expect your chest to look like after surgery. This will help keep your expectations realistic.
How long does it take to recover?
Gynecomastia surgery is a relatively simple procedure with a short recovery time. Full rest at home is required for the first 3 days after the operation with limited waist, chest and arm movements. Swelling and bruising will begin to reduce after a week, usually completely subsiding after 2-3 weeks. Light aerobic activity (walking and jogging) can begin 2 weeks after surgery. After 4-5 weeks, the chest becomes fully functional.