If you’re a man with excess breast tissue, you might be avoiding the type of activities that most people take for granted. Stepping out the door for a run, pulling on a favorite t-shirt, getting sun at the beach, or being close to others: men with gynecomastia often feel hesitation or anxiety about some of the best experiences in life.
Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center performs gynecomastia surgery for Riverside County patients who are ready to live life on their terms. This very common procedure permanently resolves the condition and has a short recovery time. As a result of surgery, you can expect to have a more sculpted chest, a flatter body contour, and more confidence in the way you look.
Understanding Gynecomastia and Gynecomastia Surgery
All males develop some amount of excess tissue when they go through puberty. Generally, this tissue goes away by the time men enter their late teens and twenties. For some people, however, the tissue stays around into late adulthood. Other factors can cause excess breast tissue to develop, including natural hormone changes and certain drugs, medications, and health conditions.
The gynecomastia surgery Renuance conducts for Riverside County patients is a relatively straightforward procedure. Your surgeon will:
- Make a small incision around the areola.
- Remove the excess tissue.
- Shape and suture the area.
The tissue that your surgeon removes will be gone permanently and should not come back even with weight gain. Signs of surgery should be well hidden after your recovery.
Exploring Gynecomastia Surgery with Renuance
Renuance provides Riverside County men with a private and professional setting to learn about surgical procedures. We understand that gynecomastia can be a difficult topic to discuss for some patients, and we make the experience as straightforward and discrete as possible.
You will start with a telephone consultation, during which we can give you information about how treatment works, what you can expect in our care, and the type of results that gynecomastia surgery can provide. This is a great way to explore the decision without commitment.
Next, you’ll visit with your Renuance surgeon to talk about the results you’d like to achieve. Many of our patients want to know exactly how much tissue gynecomastia surgery can remove, and a physical examination will help your surgeon set your expectations about the improvement you’ll get.
Renuance encourages you to take time during your consultation and to ask any questions you may have. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your decision. When you decide that you’re ready, you can schedule your procedure.
Your Experience with Gynecomastia Surgery
With any procedure, safety should be the highest priority of your caregiver. All of Renuance’s surgeries take place on-site in an AAAASF-certified suite. This designation shows that our practice is committed to the highest level of care. Riverside County patients also appreciate that all of their treatment takes place at one location, with staff that values their privacy and comfort.
Most men who will have gynecomastia surgery will receive general anesthesia so that they can sleep through the experience. During the procedure, your Renuance surgeon will:
- Remove excess tissue between the chest muscle and skin. This will give the chest a more masculine and muscular contour.
- Make incisions that should leave tiny scars as the only sign of surgery.
- Place drains to limit swelling if needed.
Generally, patients will come back to Renuance one day, one week, one month, and six months after gynecomastia surgery for follow-up visits. Surgical drains will be removed 24 hours after the procedure.
Most patients stop taking pain medication and return to office work within seven days. If you follow an exercise regimen, you can expect to get back to it after two weeks. By this point, you should be able to see the results of your procedure; your chest will have a firm and masculine contour, and you should feel free to enjoy any of the activities you might have been avoiding.
Excess breast tissue shouldn’t stop you from living life on your terms. Learn about gynecomastia surgery by scheduling an appointment with our Riverside County practice.