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Answering Your Most Common Gynecomastia Questions

May 27, 2020

Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is one of the procedures that Dr. Cruise is best known for. This procedure is chosen by men who have enlarged breast tissue, which may be the result of any number of factors including hormonal imbalance or dramatic weight loss. Before you choose to move forward with gynecomastia surgery, it’s important to be informed about the procedure. Here are some answers to your most commonly asked gynecomastia questions.

Is male breast reduction surgery safe?

Male breast reduction surgery is generally safe. Like all surgeries, there are some potential risks involved, which is why it’s important to thoroughly disclose any health concerns you have with your surgeon prior to the procedure and to follow any instructions carefully. Some risks include infection, reactions to tape or sutures, bleeding, or changes in sensation to the treatment area; most complications can be avoided with proper and thorough care.

Is gynecomastia surgery painful?

Male breast reduction is performed under local or general anesthesia. However, you can expect some soreness and discomfort during the healing process. This can be treated with either prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications, and compression garments can help keep you comfortable as well.

How long does it take to recover from male breast reduction?

In general, gynecomastia surgery patients can expect to take about a week or two to rest and recover before they return to work and other everyday activities. It’s important to also wait for further healing to take place before returning to more strenuous activity, such as exercise routines. Dr. Cruise will help monitor your healing during follow-up appointments.

How long does gynecomastia surgery take?

The length of time for a gynecomastia surgery varies slightly depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed, the type of anesthesia used, and the technique that Dr. Cruise uses. Overall, most procedures take about two hours to complete.

Does gynecomastia grow back after surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery permanently removes excess tissue. However, the problem may reoccur depending on the cause of your gynecomastia. Excessive weight gain or continued steroid use, for example, may cause gynecomastia to reappear after the surgery.

Who is the best gynecomastia surgeon?

The best gynecomastia surgeon is one who is experienced, board-certified, and reputable. Dr. Cruise is well known for gynecomastia surgery and has developed specialized surgical techniques for six different types of gynecomastia. This unique approach allows him to tailor the surgery for the best results for each patient.

In addition, Dr. Cruise is a fully trained and board certified plastic surgeon. He has performed cosmetic surgery for over fifteen years and has extensive training in general surgery, hand surgery, microvascular surgery, and plastic surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and find out if the procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruise. If you’re local to the Newport Beach, CA area, you can schedule an appointment by calling our office at (949) 446-1421 or filling out our online form. Dr. Cruise also offers virtual consultations for out-of-town patients or those who would like to fast-track their consultation by sending in photos.

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Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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