Enlarged Male Breast Tissue (Gynecomastia)
What is giecomastia?
It is the development of breasts in men and can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, some drugs or alcohol, obesity. Because a significant percentage of adolescents have a temporary form of gynecomastia, it is recommended to operate only on adults.
What does surgery require?
Aesthetic intervention is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia associated with sedation. It involves liposuction when the patient has an excess development of adipose tissue or surgical excision when there is a development of breast glandular tissue (through an incision at the lower edge of the mammary areola). The two processes can be combined. In the case of very large breasts, breast reduction procedures with larger scars are needed.
What does postoperative recovery entail?
Postoperative recovery is rapid, pain is minimal, rarely requires treatment, breast skin and areola will be "numb" for several months. The operated area will be slightly swollen, may have small bruises. It is necessary to wear a compressive dressing (with elastic band or vest type) for at least 7 days.