Gynecomastia literally means “women-like breasts.” Gynecomastia is overly developed breast tissue in males. Though it is medically benign, Gynecomastia can cause significant psychological discomfort. Men with Gynecomastia may be viewed or view themselves as not completely masculine. In an attempt to disguise their shame or embarrassment, they sometimes attempt to hide this condition by avoiding exercise, swimming, and other activities. Gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise programs.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat.
- Excess glandular tissue development.
- Sometimes excess breast skin.
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).
What is Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.In severe cases of Gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.
Gynecomastia surgery (Male Chest Reduction / Male Breast Reduction) is a day care surgery.During the procedure liposuction is done for front and sides of the chest and after that excess gland is removed through lower peri areloar incision. Patient can resume his routine activities from next day. One can appreciate the chest contour immediately after the surgery. He need to wear chest pressure garments for 2-3 weeks. Its permanent solution men can wear fit clothes and socially presentable.
Preparations for Gynecomastia surgery
In preparing for Gynecomastia surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation.
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.