The primary concern regarding gynecomastia surgery is often the longevity of the results. Patients want to know whether or not gynecomastia surgery will provide them with permanent relief from gynecomastia symptoms, most often referred to as man boobs. Fortunately, the results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent, and below, we’ll tell you exactly why.
The Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
Unlike most body contouring procedures, which target stubborn fat, gynecomastia surgery is actually removing tissue. When fat cells are removed, fat can easily reaccumulate if a patient doesn’t maintain healthy lifestyle habits. But tissue that is removed will not grow back. The appearance of man boobs is caused by fatty tissue in the chest, not the presence of fat cells. So, when this tissue is removed via gynecomastia surgery, it permanently removes it from the body and provides a long-lasting sculpted appearance. To see some of the results that we have helped other patients achieve, be sure to explore our gynecomastia before and after gallery.
After Your Gynecomastia Surgery
Keep in mind that the results from your gynecomastia surgery will largely be reliant on how you handle your recovery period and your lifestyle following treatment. While gynecomastia can permanently eliminate man boobs, it cannot prevent the accumulation of fat in the chest and surrounding areas. You need to be aware that future weight gain may cause fat accumulation in the chest where gynecomastia once affected you. Fortunately, as this is just fat-related weight gain, it can be more easily eliminated with diet and exercise when necessary.
Do I Need Gynecomastia Surgery?
The first step in determining if you need gynecomastia surgery is determining whether your symptoms are actually gynecomastia-related. If so, you’ve probably noticed that your chest remains unchanged despite diet and exercise habits. If you merely have stubborn fat in the chest, there may be other treatment options, including non-surgical ones, that will be more suitable than gynecomastia surgery. In cases where the appearance of man boobs is a result of gynecomastia and the buildup of fatty tissue in the chest, gynecomastia surgery is often the best course of treatment to produce the desired chest contours.
If you would like to discuss the gynecomastia procedure with Dr. Morrissey, contact us today to schedule your consultation at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.