Some men develop an overabundance of flesh or breast tissue in the chest, or have excess fat, that creates the appearance of enlarged breasts. This condition, called gynecomastia, can cause extreme embarrassment, social inhibition and self-consciousness for boys and men who suffer from it.
Millions of North American men are affected by gynecomastia, and many are choosing to undergo breast reduction to achieve a flatter, more masculine-looking chest. Last year, the number of male breast reduction surgeries – known as gynecomastia surgery – increased in the U.S. by 22 percent.
Gynecomastia surgery reduces enlarged male breasts through the removal of excess glandular tissue, often with liposuction.
Gynecomastia in Costa Rica is a smart alternative to high-priced cosmetic surgeries in North America that are normally not covered by insurance. Gynecomastia surgery in Costa Rica is a safe, effective and affordable cosmetic body surgery performed by highly-skilled surgeons.
How is Gynecomastia surgery done?
Gynecomastia surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia. Depending on the patient, the volume of the breasts can be reduced with liposuction (for excess fat), or by removing all breast tissue directly under the nipple. In both instances, a small elliptical incision is made on the lower half of the nipple area (areola). The procedure takes about one to two hours.
What is recovery like after Gynecomastia surgery in Costa Rica?
After surgery, you can expect to be bandaged, wearing a compression garment, and you may have a surgical drain. The first three postoperative days are critical in your recovery. You must rest completely. You may have pain, redness or swelling, which can be effectively treated with medications that your doctor can prescribe for you.
Your recovery time after surgery for gynecomastia depends on how severe your condition is and what was performed for you. The average patient usually returns to work after a week.
Benefits of Gynecomastia surgery
- Have a flatter, firmer and more masculine-looking chest
- Improve your overall body proportions
- Increase your social confidence
- Remove your shirt in public to swim, participate in sports or go to the beach without embarrassment
Gynecomastia surgery in Costa Rica
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