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Is Gynecomastia Surgery Risky?

By | Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a condition often caused by genetics or hormones. It involves the overgrowth of breast tissue and can leave many men without treatment options, depending on the root cause. At this point, surgery becomes the only treatment option with viable results. Before surgery, many men ask, “Is gynecomastia surgery risky?” There are risks with every surgery. However, gynecomastia carries few risks when performed on an ideal patient. Ideal patients are relatively healthy, have realistic expectations, and have no untreated, major health conditions. When performed under these conditions, while risks are still present, they are low. The overall risks of gynecomastia surgery include those seen with other procedures such as infection, reactions/side effects of anesthesia, unsatisfactory results, fluid collection, and prolonged bruising or swelling. Specific risks of gynecomastia can include recurrence of the condition and chest abnormalities. All of these risks are exceptionally rare when performed by a top plastic surgeon like Dr. Craig Jonov To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can reach online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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How To Know If You Have Gynecomastia

By | Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a condition where male breast tissue swells or overgrows. This usually occurs due to hormonal imbalances and there is not always a clear medical treatment. While the condition may go away without medical or surgical treatment, occasionally men are left with an overgrown chest. However, without examination by a medical professional, it can be difficult to tell if you have gynecomastia. How to know if you have gynecomastia? First off, your medical history can indicate whether you have a higher risk of developing gynecomastia. For example, certain medications can cause gynecomastia as well as medical conditions like hyperthyroidism and hypogonadism. Adequately treating these conditions, or switching medications may lead to improvement. Sometimes a small surgical procedure may be necessary to remove extra skin. Secondly, certain stages of life can make a man more susceptible to gynecomastia. In puberty, gynecomastia commonly occurs and later resolves. Additionally, men over 50 have a higher chance of having gynecomastia. These are eras in your life when hormones naturally fluctuate which can cause the condition temporarily.  Sometimes, however, gynecomastia may have no clear cause. It usually will not respond to diet or exercise and may persist even with weight loss. This is when gynecomastia surgery can remove this extra skin and tissue to correct the overgrowth. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online using our chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™
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What To Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery

By | Plastic Surgery Recovery, Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as a male breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery performed to treat gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition that causes development of male breasts. When there are no other underlying health problems, Dr. Jonov can perform a male breast reduction to remove excess skin and fat. Giving them the sleeker and sculpted chest they desire. 

Like any surgery, gynecomastia surgery has a recovery period. Typically, patients require at least a few days of risk and return to work within a week or so. Although, based on individualized factors, you may require more time off work to ensure a good and safe result. Some male breast reduction surgeries only require liposuction and these less invasive procedures can require less downtime. Dr. Jonov will ensure you understand the amount of time you need off work. 

As far as side effects go, you can expect to experience some localized pain, swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. Dr. Jonov will prescribe medications to manage these side effects and they should go away on their own. 

Your results should settle in over time. The final results following cosmetic surgery can take a few months to develop as skin settles and swelling goes down. You should see an immediate difference in the size of your chest after surgery.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.