Approximately half of all men have breasts that are enlarged, a condition known as gynecomastia. In some cases the cause is heredity or hormonal activity within the body, while anabolic steroid use can also create this unwanted side effect.
Because 50 percent of the breast is composed of fat, Dr. Rosenblum is sometimes able to reduce its size predominantly through liposuction alone. However, it is commonly necessary to remove excess glandular tissue as well. Dr. Rosenblum accomplishes this using a periareolar incision which leaves behind a scar that is generally undetectable.
In a gynecomastia procedure, Dr. Rosenblum uses a small, specialized cannula to remove excess fat from the chest area through liposuction. Any excess glandular tissue that is present will be removed using a periareolar incision.
The procedure can be accomplished in approximately one hour, and most men can return to work 3 to 4 days later, though heavy exercise should be postponed for 2 to 3 weeks. Dr. Rosenblum performs surgical procedures at his AAAASF certified surgical facility in Virginia Beach.
Following your procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling. Most bruising and swelling dimininishes within two weeks. Most patients can return to work in 3-4 days and resume exercise in 2-3 weeks or when Dr. Rosenblum advises.