As a highly experienced Toronto cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kasrai has performed numerous procedures for men suffering from gynecomastia. Overdeveloped breasts in men (a condition known as gynecomastia) are not uncommon, but they can make men very self conscious about exposing their chest or wearing tight-fitting clothing. Often, boys develop excess breast tissue during puberty; there is no underlying cause. In adults, gynecomastia can develop because of obesity, or the use of steroids or marijuana.
Male breast reduction removes excess fat and tissue from your breasts for a flatter, more contoured appearance.
Dr. Kasrai does not perform this surgery on men who are obese or who have not first attempted weight loss to correct the problem. If drug use is the cause of your excess breast tissue, Dr. Kasrai will instruct you to discontinue using steroids or marijuana to see if the tissue will diminish on its own.
When performing male breast reduction in Toronto, Dr. Kasrai makes a small incision under the nipple or in the underarm area, and removes excess glandular tissue and fat. The incisions are then covered with a dressing and wrapped to keep the skin in place.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis at the surgical facility in St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where Dr. Kasrai is the Chief of Plastic Surgery.
In the first few days after surgery, male breast reduction Toronto patients may feel some discomfort, but Dr. Kasrai will prescribe medication to help alleviate any pain. Initially, you'll be bruised and swollen you may not even notice much of a difference at first. It may take up to three months before the swelling goes down completely and you see the final results. We will give you an elastic binding garment to wear continuously for two to three weeks after your gynecomastia treatment procedure to help minimize swelling and speed healing.
You can get back to your regular activities after a week or so your stitches will come out in one to two weeks. Wait at least a month before doing any strenuous activities or heavy lifting, and avoid sun exposure for at least six months (sunlight can make your scars turn dark).
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, but having a qualified Toronto gynecomastia treatment specialist, such as Dr. Kasrai, perform the procedure ensures that complications are rare. However, occasional post-operative complications do occur. They can include:
There is a higher risk of these complications in patients who are smokers, are diabetic or have poor circulation. You can reduce your risks by following Dr. Kasrai's instructions, resuming activity after surgery, and by not smoking.
In addition to Dr. Kasrai's male breast reduction expertise, she is highly trained in many other breast surgery procedures. In fact, Dr. Kasrai is renowned as a highly accomplished Toronto breast augmentation, female breast reduction, breast lift and breast reconstruction surgeon.