Male breast reduction

The term gynecomastia comes from the Greek “gyne” which means “breasts as in women.”

Gynecomastia is a benign increase in male breast resulting from hypertrophy or increased glandular breast parenchyma and accumulation deposit of subcutaneous fat. Gynecomastia can sometimes manifest secretion of small amounts of milk or a similar discharge.

Statistically, one of three men who are younger than 40 years suffers from some degree of gynecomastia, and above the age of fifty almost half of men have enlarged male breasts.

Gynecomastia can be caused by excess fat or glandular tissue or a combination of both types of tissue.

Gynecomastia cannot be prevented but it can be corrected by corrective procedures such as breast reduction for men, liposuction or mastectomy.

However, it is very important in the diagnosis of gynecomastia to make an examination by a specialist endocrinologist in order to avoid another serious cause of proliferation of breast tissue.

While losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breasts for some men, often times there is excess glandular tissue as well, causingeven very lean patients to notice enlarged breasts.

Currently, male breast reduction is the only consistently effective treatment for gynecomastia that has long lasting, if not permanent, results.

Following this surgery, patients commonly say they feel comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years, and report an enhanced sense of self-confidence.

If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, male breast reduction is an option to consider.

With the help of a qualified cosmetic surgeon, the procedure offers dramatic, near immediate improvements with minimal scarring.

Male breast reduction surgery takes around two hours. After surgery, you will get strong painkillers intravenously.

Patients sensitive to painkillers may have nausea and it is necessary to notify the nurse immediately when you wake up from the anesthesia.

An incision is made in the periphery of the areola and glandular tissue is surgically removed.

When it comes to larger volume glands, fat and excess skin sometimes the incision around the areola is not enough an expansion of incision beyond the borders of the periareolar region of right, left, both sides or down are required.

Less complex cases with a preponderance of fat tissue can be completely corrected by liposuction which is mostly the first choice for the treatment of gynecomastia.

The first week after the surgery it is necessary to avoid intense physical activity.

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