Persistent gynecomastia (man boobs) that does not resolve spontaneously or following medical treatment causes significant personal and social concerns for many men. You may feel inhibited or embarrassed by the effect on your physical appearance, creating anxiety around social interaction. Lack of knowledge by the general public can create unwanted suppositions. Gynecomastia may also cause physical discomfort. If you are experiencing physical or psychological discomfort as a result of unresolved gynecomastia, surgery may be the recommended solution for you.
If you have been diagnosed with gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia and the condition has not responded to gynecomastia medical treatments, surgery is likely to be a consideration. Knowing what to expect can be extremely helpful in the decision making process.
On the surgery date, you will go to a surgery center or hospital, provide identification, register, and be admitted to the facility. Next, you will get changed into an appropriate gown for surgery and be evaluated by the surgical staff for any health issues prior to surgery.
As a general rule, you will have a chest bandage, or dressing, and a compressive garment after surgery is completed. If a drain for fluids is required, your physician will remove it a few days after your surgery. You may also have stitches that need removal after surgery.
Surgical revisions may be needed after surgery in order to correct surgical complications, such as asymmetries, scarring problems, hematomas, seromas, or other issues that may occur following surgery.