It is the excess of breast in the man is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, conditioned by heredity, illness or the use of certain medications.
The Gynecomastia can cause emotional distress and affect your self – esteem. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimate relationships simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
Localized excess fat, excessive development of glandular tissue, or a combination of both.
Gynecomastia can be present unilaterally (in one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
Surgery is a good option for you if:
Male breast reduction surgery is best performed in:
Non-smokers and non-drug users
Men with a positive attitude and specific goals in mind to improve gynecomastia symptoms
Breast reduction for men is a highly individualized procedure
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammoplasty, and it reduces the size of the breast, flattening and improving the contour of the breast.
Anesthetic options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.
Approach: In most cases, subcutaneous mastectomy can be performed, that is, partial removal of the gland without skin removal, through a small incision under the areola.
Sometimes there is an excess of skin and gland which forces to remove skin in addition to removing the excess gland.
There are also cases where excess breast is due to excess fat (these cases are technically called pseudogynecomastia) and can be treated by liposuction. There are several liposuction techniques: traditional liposuction, ultrasound, hydroliposuction and laser liposuction (the latter is the one that I consider most effective in most cases because it improves the retraction of the skin.).
Finally, quite often we use both techniques: gland excision and liposuction.
After surgery we apply dressings to the scars and a girdle to minimize swelling and improve skin adaptation.
A small tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood or fluid that may collect.
Stitches are usually removed in 7 days.
You can resume normal activity and exercise after a month.
It is important to avoid sudden movements and efforts during the first three weeks. It is not advisable to exercise until after the first month.
You must wear the compression girdle for a month.