Gynecomastia (the overgrowth of male breast tissue) often affects bodybuilders. The hormones and anabolic steroids they commonly take can cause breast tissue to grow. Despite their being in excellent physical and nutritional shape, hormonal changes and imbalances can give bodybuilders overdeveloped breasts.
What is the Surgery Like?
Dr. Jacobs will perform your gynecomastia surgery on an out-patient basis in our operating room suite in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to your procedure, you and Dr. Jacobs will go over your unique case, the details of your surgery and what results to expect. In most cases, you will be under safe “twilight sleep” anesthesia. However, if your gynecomastia is small and localized right under the nipple, local anesthesia may be an option as well. The procedure itself usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes, after which you will experience some soreness. This is easily treated with painkillers.