For many men, gynecomastia, or the abnormal growth of male breast tissue caused by genetics, being overweight, or other factors, can deeply hurt feelings of self-worth and confidence. But the condition is easily treated with a straightforward, outpatient procedure. Male breast reduction surgery by Vancouver surgeon Dr. H. Ukani has helped many men from throughout British Columbia regain their feelings of masculinity and find satisfaction with toned, proportionate physiques.
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Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery in Vancouver are adult men who are generally healthy and able to maintain steady weights. Although the procedure may be performed on adolescents, it is sometimes better to wait because breast tissue may continue to develop, potentially requiring additional surgery in the future.
Potential patients should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery, as well as a thorough understanding of the recuperation process and procedure. During the consultation, Dr. Ukani discusses the procedure at length with each patient, evaluating the patient's motivations and ultimate goals. He works with each patient to develop a sound treatment plan that creates natural-looking, discreet results.
With his extensive training and ongoing experience, Dr. H. Ukani is known throughout Vancouver for creating stunning results through advanced surgical techniques. Learn more about Dr. Ukani's professional credentials and practice philosophy.
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Ukani thoroughly explains the specifics of your procedure to ensure that you stay fully informed throughout the entire process. If your excess breast tissue is caused primarily by fat, liposuction may be a sufficient treatment. Liposuction patients receive local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Dr. Ukani uses a series of small incisions and a thin tube, called a cannula, to loosen and suction out excess fat.
In the case of true gynecomastia, in which enlarged glandular tissue and excess skin are present, surgical excision may be required. Dr. Ukani conceals most incisions within the natural contours of the body, and the resulting scars are generally faint and discreet. Surgical excision removes the mammary glands, ensuring that the breasts do not continue to develop. Depending on the patient's anatomy, Dr. Ukani may also remove excess skin and reshape the areola for a smooth, natural-looking chest contour.
The specifics of your recovery depend on the nature of your surgery. Prior to the operation at the False Creek Surgical Center, Dr. Ukani spends plenty of time explaining what you can expect so that you're well prepared for the recuperation process.
In general, patients can expect to take about a week off from work. During this time, you'll be advised to stay off your feet and avoid any heavy lifting, as it may alter your healing and results. More strenuous activity, including working out, can typically be resumed after several weeks. Some bruising and swelling are normal, and discomfort can be managed with prescription medication.
The results of male breast reduction surgery can be maintained for life by closely following Dr. Ukani's postoperative instructions and living a healthy lifestyle.