What is Gynecomastia?
Causes of Gynecomastia
Symptoms of Gynecomastia
As long as breast development is complete, plastic surgery can be used to treat gynecomastia that is not caused by disease or medication. Treatment choices include liposuction or surgery, or a combination of the two; which technique is chosen depends on the amount and type of tissue in the breasts.
If the breasts consist mostly of fatty tissue, liposuction can be used to suction out fat through incisions made in the nipples or underarm areas. For breasts with an excessive amount of glandular tissue, excision surgery, which requires cutting away excess fat, skin and tissue, can be performed. This requires a larger incision than is used with liposuction.
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery
All surgical procedures come with risks, while uncommon, gynecomastia surgery risks include:
- Breast asymmetry
- Possibility of revision surgery
During your consultation, Dr. Olack will discuss all the possible risks associated with his surgery.