Plastic Surgery in Conroe: Male Breast Reduction Questions and Answers
For patients in Conroe, male breast reduction surgery offers a transformative opportunity. However, men exploring the procedure often have a lot of questions.
Through Myers Plastic Surgery, Dr. Wesley Myers supports patients with a variety of high-quality procedures, including male breast reduction, facelift procedures, and Conroe laser tattoo removal. Below, he responds to common questions from men considering the surgery.
I’m in my 30s / 40s / 50s / 60s. Is my condition normal?
Gynecomastia—the enlargement or overdevelopment of breasts in men—is most common in young men and is usually the result of excess fat in glandular tissue.
However, Dr. Myers treats patients of many different ages in Conroe. Male breast reduction patients often have lived with the condition for years only to decide they are ready to change the way their body looks later in life. For other men, changes in hormones or behavior can lead to drooping, oversized breasts. Dr. Myers takes extensive medical precautions to determine whether patients are good candidates for the procedure.
Will I have a scar?
With a male breast reduction, Dr. Myers creates incisions to suction out excess fat and / or to excise unwanted breast tissue. He takes the time to place incisions along the natural contours of the body.
Some incisions must be located in more visible areas and scarring may occur. Dr. Myers can discuss these issues as part of your initial appointment.
What will I need to do during recovery?
After your procedure, Dr. Myers will apply surgical dressings to the incisions. He may also place a temporary drainage tube to remove excess blood or fluid.
Dr. Myers and his staff will instruct you about caring for the surgical site and about medication you may need to take to assist in healing. He will meet with you in regularly-scheduled appointments following surgery to support your recovery.
For about one month, you will also wear a compression garment. This is a form-fitting body shirt made from comfortable nylon and spandex. It reinforces the surgical area and typically remains invisible under your clothes. After the first month, you will wear the compression garment only in the evenings for about one more month.
How much recovery time will the procedure require?
Every male breast reduction and Conroe patient is different. The amount of material that Dr. Myers excises or liposuctions, the pain tolerance of the patient, and the rate of healing may all play a role.
Typically, Dr. Myers tells patients that they should expect to be away from work for about one week. This period may be longer depending on how labor-intensive the job is.
How long will my results last?
Patients can expect their results to last for years. There are some important factors to consider, however:
- Conroe patients should follow Dr. Myers’ instructions following male breast reduction to promote a healthy recovery.
- If gynecomastia is the result of using certain prescriptions or drugs, patients may need to stop taking these or be at risk of further changes.
- Patients susceptible to extreme fluctuations in their weight may have concerns in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about male breast reduction, call (936) 539-8115 to schedule an appointment with Myers Plastic Surgery.