Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
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Gynecomastia is a common condition in men which can result in terrible embarrassment, social trauma and teasing. Most men try to hide it with thick shirts, avoid public exposure and bare chest activities. Breast reduction is not often associated with men, but a condition which is actually becoming quite common. This condition has affected one or both breasts in about 40 to 60 percent of men. Certain drugs and medical conditions can contribute to male breast development; most cases do not have a set or known causes attached with it. Gynecomastia surgery can help men who are self-conscious about their own appearance. The whole procedure is designed in such a way to remove fat and/or glandular tissues from the breasts and in rare cases, the excess skin. It results in a flatter and a firm chest with a masculine body shape. It is bringing in your knowledge that all cosmetic surgery procedures, healing and final results are personalized.
Gynecomastia can be caused or exacerbated by a number of factors, including:
- Medications containing estrogen
- Anabolic steroid use
- Some prescription medications
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Herbal testosterone additives
This surgery can be performed on men of any age who are in good physical condition and emotional health. Men who have firm skin with adequate elasticity to adopt the body’s enhanced contours are considered the best candidates for male breast surgery. Male breast reduction surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under sedation. Many options such as ultrasonic liposuction and effective treatments, our surgeons can take the excessive fat or glandular tissues which are giving the breasts a larger appearance. Gynecomastia incisions are usually very small and can be made discreetly around the nipple.
Patient can go home several hours after the surgery and needs to have a proper care. A compression vest or chest wrapping is required to be worn for several weeks after the surgery in order to help reduce the swelling. Sutures are removed 5-7 after the surgery. Most patients usually resume their daily routines after about a week, giving ample time for the treated areas to heal up. In a small number of cases, there may be stable numbness in the chest area; however, this is rare. Our doctors will explain you with all the risks and benefits of male breast reduction during your initial consultation. Patients typically resume normal daily routines about two weeks after surgery.