Gynecomastia is a condition characterised by swollen breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Certain medical health conditions like hyperthyroidism, kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and obesity can also cause gynecomastia.
It is not a severe medical problem, and sometimes it goes on its own. But it can be difficult to cope with the condition, and if it persists, medication or surgery may help.
Major signs and symptoms of gynecomastia include swollen breast gland tissue, tenderness in breasts, breast pain, swelling, and nipple discharge in one or both breasts.
Book an appointment with a good doctor if you experience any of these signs and symptoms. Your doctor will take a note of your medical history and evaluate your current medical condition.
The doctor may also ask you to undergo a few tests to confirm the diagnosis. The doctor will recommend a course of treatment if you have gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia surgery is generally done to treat the condition.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery performed?
Gynecomastia surgery aims to remove glandular tissue and excess fat from a man’s breasts. People see dramatic improvements after surgery. There are many techniques used to perform the surgery. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon then makes an incision around the nipple to remove the glandular tissue.
Liposuction technique is used in cases where gynecomastia is majorly the result of excess fatty tissue. Excision techniques are used where excess skin or glandular breast tissue must be removed to correct gynecomastia.
Sometimes, both techniques are used to correct the condition.
Are you Qualified for the Procedure?
There are many factors that you need to evaluate before you undergo surgery. Make sure you consult an experienced surgeon to discuss expectations you have from the surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
A right candidate for the procedure is the one who is physically healthy and has a normal weight. Also, being a non-smoker is essential for surgery. If you smoke, the surgeon will ask you to quit it temporarily. You should also not have any medical conditions that may affect quick healing.
These factors will help you and your surgeon determines whether you are eligible for the procedure or not.
What can you expect after Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery takes about one to two hours. After the surgery, your doctor will ask you to wear a support garment around your chest, as it will support the new contour of your chest and also minimise swelling.
A small, thin tube may be placed under the skin to drain any excess fluid or blood. Your surgeon will give you proper instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains. The surgeon will also prescribe some medications to reduce the risk of infection and for quick healing.
Make sure to follow the instructions provided by the surgeon carefully. Don’t miss any follow-up session with your plastic surgeon.
If you experience shortness of breath or chest pain after surgery, seek medical attention immediately.
You can expect immediate results after surgery. Results after male breast reduction surgery are immediately visible. Though, the final results may take about three to six months to achieve. Over time, incision lines will fade, and swelling will resolve.
After gynecomastia surgery, most people are satisfied with the results. It also helps them boost their morale and walk with confidence.
Gynecomastia surgery must be performed by a highly professional surgeon. To get more details about the treatment of gynecomastia through surgical procedures, contact MedSpa.