When a man’s breast becomes enlarged like a woman’s, we call this gynecomastia. Gynecomastia may be caused by the accumulation of fat or the development of alveolar tissue due to the imbalance of hormones(estrogen and androgen in blood serum), and patients may have breasts like a woman’s breasts or rarely some may develop only one breast. Treatment is essential for those patients since gynecomastia brings mental stress and affects personal relations and social life. The cause of gynecomastia should first be found for appropriate treatment, and the first thing to look at is whether the patient has a disorder in the endocrine system. Breast enlargement in adolescence is considered normal (more than 90% disappears within 3 years from the onset) and generally disappears before the age of 20. If a man has gynecomastia without any disorder in the endocrine system, then he needs surgery, and the surgical methods differ on the degree of the development of alveolar tissue.
Features & Benefits
Improved Physical Appearance
Male gynecomastia surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue and sometimes fat, resulting in a flatter and more masculine chest contour. This can enhance the overall physical appearance and body image, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable in their own bodies.
Gynecomastia can lead to self-esteem issues and decreased self-confidence, especially in situations where individuals are hesitant to remove their shirts or engage in activities that expose their chest. Male breast reduction surgery can help alleviate these concerns and allow individuals to feel more confident in social and intimate settings.
Enlarged breast tissue can cause physical discomfort, pain, and sensitivity in the chest area. Gynecomastia surgery can alleviate these discomforts by removing the excess tissue, allowing individuals to move, exercise, and participate in activities without the same level of discomfort.
Gynecomastia can lead to psychological distress and body dysmorphia, where individuals have a distorted perception of their own bodies. Male breast reduction surgery can provide psychological relief by addressing the physical cause of these concerns, helping individuals feel more at ease with their bodies and reducing anxiety related to their appearance.
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Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. It can occur due to hormonal imbalances, genetics, obesity, certain medications, or other underlying medical conditions.
Male gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size and improving the appearance of enlarged male breasts. It involves removing excess breast tissue and, in some cases, excess skin to create a flatter and more masculine chest contour.
Good candidates for male gynecomastia surgery are men who have persistent and bothersome breast enlargement that does not respond to lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or hormone therapy. It is important to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health.
Male gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep throughout the procedure. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may be used.
After male gynecomastia surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort in the chest area. A compression garment may need to be worn to minimize swelling and support the healing process. Most individuals can return to work and light activities within a week or two, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.
Like any surgical procedure, male gynecomastia surgery carries some risks and potential complications. These can include infection, bleeding, asymmetry, changes in nipple sensation, scarring, and contour irregularities. It is important to discuss these potential risks with your surgeon and follow their pre- and post-operative instructions to minimize complications.
The results of male gynecomastia surgery are generally permanent, as long as a healthy weight is maintained. However, significant weight gain or the use of certain medications can potentially cause a recurrence of the condition.
Male gynecomastia surgery typically involves making incisions around the areola or in discreet locations on the chest. The surgeon will make every effort to minimize visible scarring by placing the incisions strategically and using techniques that allow for proper wound healing. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable. However, individual healing and scarring can vary, and some patients may have more noticeable scars. It’s important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions and discuss scar management options with them to optimize the healing process.
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