Gynecomastia Surgery Post-Weight Loss
Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss involves the resection of excess skin to re-contour the chest. The goal is to create an aesthetic male chest with a natural look and well- positioned scars.
Men can lose weight in a variety of ways, from traditional diet and exercise to weight loss surgery. This type of surgery is called bariatric surgery, and it alters the gastrointestinal tract or reduces the amount of food one can eat. In either event, the result can be a drastic change in one’s lifestyle.
The unfortunate part of this process is the deflated skin that is left hanging from various parts of the body.
Gynecomastia in Overweight or Obese men
Weight Gain and its Effect on the Chest
Treatment Options for Gynecomastia after Weight Loss
Gynecomastia after weight loss
Skin removal and free nipple graft at 3 weeks post op
- A good time to have surgery is when you are comfortable with your weight. Ideally, when you reach a stable weight that you can maintain, that is the best time to have gynecomastia surgery.
- In general, male breast reduction surgery is incredibly safe and most patients have smooth recoveries. However, despite the greatest attention to safety on the part of the patient and the surgeon, complications can occur.
- Recovery is generally comfortable and straightforward. Pain is minimal, and pain medications are typically only used for a few days. You can drive in a few days and return to professional work in five to seven days. You can begin exercise again in three to four weeks.
- You can expect a flat, contoured male chest. You will have longer incisions than with the standard gynecomastia surgery, gland excision, or liposuction. These scars will improve over a year’s time, and some men even camouflage the scars with artistic tattoos.
- Gynecomastia surgery is a very safe procedure. In general, it is a small operation done under general anesthesia. Some cases are even performed under local anesthesia. Recovery is short and comfortable.
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