What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is characterized by over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. Common in men
of any age, various factors might contribute to excess breast growth. Gynecomastia can lead to
emotional discomfort and profoundly impact a man’s self-esteem. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery,
also known as male breast reduction, can help address this issue and improve your confidence and
quality of life. Dr. Odinet understands the distress caused by gynecomastia and offers surgical solutions
to restore the masculine body contour and self-confidence in your appearance.
Causes of Gynecomastia
There are many reasons why gynecomastia occurs. It is essential to pinpoint the cause behind
the condition so that it is possible to ensure the most effective treatment. Gynecomastia may be a result
- Heredity, which means gynecomastia can run in some families
- Hormonal fluctuations (particularly affecting testosterone and estrogen levels)
- Some medications, especially androgens, anti-androgens and anabolic steroids
- Medical conditions such as liver and kidney failure, hyperthyroidism and hypogonadism
- Abuse of street drugs, marijuana or alcohol
By identifying the cause of gynecomastia we can not only provide a long-lasting result, but also ensure that underlying medical issues are appropriately addressed. Nonetheless, in some instances an underlying cause may be undiscoverable. In these situations, Dr. Odinet can create a treatment plan based on a physical examination and your explanation of symptoms.
Should You Consider Gynecomastia Surgery?
It can be difficult for men to be transparent about a concern as personal as gynecomastia.
However, with the treatment options today, this condition is getting more attention in the offices of
plastic surgeons across the globe. Dr. Odinet understands the delicate nature of this problem and will
make sure you are treated with professionalism and compassion throughout your experience.
During your private consultation, Dr. Odinet will perform a complete medical and physical exam.
This process gives him the information necessary to recommend the best treatment plan for you to
meet your expectations keeping in mind your skin quality, breast volume, and the potential causes of
Your Gynecomastia Surgery Experience
Dr. Odinet typically performs gynecomastia surgery at his AAAASF-accredited facility, using local
anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. It is important to have realistic expectations for the
outcome of the procedure. While gynecomastia surgery may reduce the size and appearance of
enlarged breast tissue, it may not be able to eliminate all breast tissue. Dr. Odinet will discuss the
potential risks and complications associated with the procedure as well as the expected outcomes, so
that you can make an informed decision about whether gynecomastia surgery is right for you.
After Gynecomastia Surgery
Recovery after gynecomastia surgery is relatively quick and comfortable. Most men are back to
driving within a day and resume work and other activities within a couple of days. Dr. Odinet will advise
that you refrain from heavy lifting and other vigorous exercises for approximately four to six weeks.
However, light workouts are encouraged soon after surgery to promote healthy blood flow and
accelerate the healing process.
When gynecomastia is treated correctly, the results can be both dramatic and long-lasting.
Many men find the outcome to be life changing as it restores their confidence in their appearance and
allows them to participate in a wider variety of activities once again. If you would like to learn more
about the benefits of gynecomastia surgery or find out if it is the right choice for you, contact Dr.
Odinet’s office today at 337-234-8648.