Gynecomastia treatment for men
Gynecomastia is an enlarged breast tissue in men that forms due to excessive fat tissue or mammary gland tissue, or a combination of both. It can be a result of a hormonal imbalance, hereditary diseases or the use of some medications (such as anabolic steroids). Often, the objective causes of gynecomastia are unclear.
Men who encounter this problem often experience the lack of confidence and discomfort in situations when they have to bare their chest in public. This type of surgery helps reducing the volume of the tissues constituting the breasts and thus achieving the desired chest contour, muscular appearance of the chest and firmness of the skin.
Depending on the type of gynecomastia (more expressive fat or glandular tissue), the surgical method is chosen individually. It can be fat removal or surgical removal of excess tissue, or a combination of these methods. The surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or with a local anesthetic combined with sedation. The surgery lasts approximately 2 hours. A cut is made in the nipple or in the places of natural wrinkles, thus providing an aesthetic view of the postoperative scarring. Following the surgery, patients are advised to spend 1 day at the hospital, in some rarer cases – 2 days. It is recommended to use a compression corset during the postoperative period. It is advised to wait for at least 3-4 weeks before resuming the usual physical activity.
Changes in the contour and shape of the chest become immediately visible following the surgery. Each patient’s healing during the postoperative period is unique; postoperative swelling may last for about a week. The final results become visible after 3-4 weeks and usually last for the rest of your life. If you are suffering from gynecomastia, this method can help you get the desired shape of your chest, highlight the muscles of the chest and gain more self-confidence.