Male breast reduction or gynecomastia treatment in an established NYC plastic surgery can address the problem of male breast tissue overgrowth effectively. This minimally invasive procedure to remove unwanted fatty tissue is performed using advanced liposuction techniques, and helps patients achieve a manly chest and appearance. One of the questions that patients ask their plastic surgeon at the consultation is how soon they can expect to see noticeable results after the surgery.
The actual time when desired final results would be visible would vary based on individual considerations and the technique used. However, typically, the initial improvement is seen within 3 weeks after the procedure and the final results could take about 4 to 6 months. A noticeable difference can be seen in most areas except very fibrous areas in the initial weeks.
Patients may experience numbness, tingling, burning, “crawling”, or other peculiar sensations around the surgical area during the recovery phase. These symptoms will go away. However, some people may be prone to keloids or abnormal scars which can become prominent.
Bruising and swelling are normal after gynecomastia treatment. Bruising will usually subside in 3-4 weeks, but, in some cases, can be present for up to 6 weeks. Most of the swelling will also disappear within the first 3-4 weeks, but may take 6-9 weeks to resolve completely. Also, don’t be surprised if the area feels lumpy or irregular for some time. You will be asked to wear a compression garment to reduce the swelling and to help with skin retraction.
When performed using advanced techniques, male breast reduction surgery will result in effective fat reduction and significant skin contraction. Skilled surgeons will also improve the appearance and position of the areolas. Following the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully is crucial to maximize your results.