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For many men the thought of having plastic surgery is not a positive one. Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that treats excessive male breast tissue by removing the tissue and surrounding fat. For many men this is a source of embarrassment. The concept of going shirtless during the summer is not an option for men who are affected negatively by gynecomastia. Dr. Seify explains to his male patients that for some patients gynecomastia is a genetic issue. For other patients, lifestyle choices including steroids or other drugs could have contributed to the appearance of excessive male breast tissue. Whatever the reason, for many men especially as they age, the breast tissue has become a focal point in their wardrobe selection. The winter months are one of the most popular times for men to consider gynecomastia surgery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and most patients are able to return to work in as few as three days. Dr. Seify will instruct patients to wear a compression vest following surgery. This vest helps to re-drape the skin after the tissue and that has been removed. Most patients find the surgery to have only mild to moderate discomfort. The  compression vest is worn following surgery. It is virtually undetectable underneath a shirt or sweater. Most patients will heal completely within 3 to 4 weeks following surgery. Scheduling surgery during the winter months ensures that the incisions, although well hidden, will be healed. Dr. Seify encourages men who have trouble with the appearance of large male breast to consider gynecomastia surgery and schedule a consultation.