Gynecomastia means enlarged male breasts, this condition often has an important psychological impact. It is often caused by a hormonal imbalance and can be uni or bilateral; generally, it is a benign condition however it can become malignant.
This surgical procedure is designed to reduce the fullness in the male chest and breast area resulting in a flatter more masculine shape. The process usually involves liposuction and/or removal of excess glandular tissue for a permanent, more masculine appearance that looks naturally balanced and proportioned. After a very fast recovery, with little or no pain, a main should feel less anxious about his appearance and should be more comfortable wearing close-fitting T-shirts and gym wear.
There three types of gynecomastia
- Pure gynecomastia is an increase in the volume of the breast tissue gland. A little intra-areolar incision is placed in the inferior hemisphere which allows removal of the breast tissue gland. The wound is closed with medical glue and a bandage is wrapped around the thorax for one week to prevent internal bleeding.
- Pseudogynecomastia is an increase in the volume of fat tissue. In this case, a liposculpture is indicated. Through a very small areolar incision, a liquid (KLEIN solution) is injected to make the fat cells more soluble. After that, the excess fat cells are removed with a small aspirating tube. The wound is closed with medical glue and a bandage is wrapped around the thorax for one week.
- Mixed gynecomastia is an increase in the volume of the breast tissue gland and fat tissue. In this case, the breast tissue gland is removed and through the same incision, a liposculpture is performed. The wound is closed the same way as in the other cases and the patient needs to wear a bandage around the thorax for one week.
This aesthetic surgery is performed in our clinic under sedation, the patient will sleep throughout the procedure but is not intubated, thus preventing the possible risks associated with general anaesthesia. The procedure takes approximately one hour, after which the patient stays in his room to rest for another hour prior to leaving the clinic.
When you leave the clinic, you will receive painkillers in case you experience any pain. After a massive resection, a drain is placed for 24 hours to remove excess blood en liquids. The patient needs to wear a bandage around the thorax for two weeks to reduce the swelling. Ice applications are recommended for a couple of days. A check-up is planned after two weeks and after three months.
Before & After