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Gynecomastia

Correct over-large male breasts and feel good going shirtless with gynecomastia surgery!

Gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery involves the surgical correction of enlarged or over-developed male breasts. This condition is basically present from birth. It becomes prominent when the boys start developing manhood in teen age. The factors that add fuel to the fire are smoking, alcohol, medicines like antiepileptics, and some tuberculosis drugs.

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This ailment causes emotional discomfort and decreases self-confidence as it affects one's look. This condition is characterized by the presence of excess localized fat or glandular tissue development or both. The condition can affect one breast (unilaterally) or both breasts (bilaterally).

Lasercosmesis provides an effective and safe male breast reduction surgery to correct overdeveloped breasts in males. The most advanced techniques are used to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue and help restore a firmer, flatter, and masculine male chest contours.
This condition is also very common among older males over 50 years of age.

GYNECOMASTIA PROBLEMS IN YOUNGER MALES

As young boys attain puberty, they start developing deep voices, growing mustaches, and beards. In this time period of body growth, there are surges of hormones in the body. Actually, both men and women have traces of each other's hormones apart from their own! Sometimes, the female hormones' effect on the male’s bodies can cause unwanted breast tissue growth.

Now this condition can really be upsetting. At that emotionally vulnerable age, some affected boys become so much conscious because of their prominent breasts. They start avoiding going to gyms, swimming pools, athletics, and other social activities. Shame and fear of ridicule, worries about masculinity can drive some boys into becoming shy and introverted. Academic performance may also suffer. Parents may worry whether it is safe to get the boy operated and delay the treatment, leading to the needless prolongation of misery!

The gynecomastia that appears during puberty, in most cases, generally goes away after a few years. In case if the pubertal gynecomastia doesn’t disappear, the surgery is recommended to correct gynecomastia.


Why choose Lasercosmesis for Gynecomastia?

  • Power lipo contouring of the chest wall. You can really build your body.
  • Option of high definition contouring.
  • Minimal scarring.
  • Usually tubeless (no drains).
  • Natural results.

Gynecomastia

BENEFITS

  • Safe and natural results.
  • Increased self-confidence.
  • More masculine figure.
  • Provide relief from back pain.
  • Makes physical activities easier.

PROCEDURE OF GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size, flattening, and enhancing the chest contours. In severe gynecomastia, the excess weight on the breast tissue causes the breasts to sag and also stretches the areola. In such cases, the areola position and size are also surgically improved, and excess skin can also be removed.

In the first step, the markings are made, and then anesthesia is administered. Then according to the severity of the breast condition, either liposuction or surgical removal treatment is performed.

Liposuction is performed when the gynecomastia is primarily caused as a result of excess fatty tissues. This requires the insertion of a cannula at the target area through small incisions.

The cannula is moved in a controlled back and forth motion. This helps to loosen the excess fat. The melted fat is then removed from the target area by vacuum suction. We use a PAL (US FDA approved power lipo machine) for liposuction for bloodless and fast liposuction. If the glandular tissues are the cause of gynecomastia, then the excision technique is recommended. In this surgery, the glandular breast tissues or excess skin are removed. Sometimes areola is also reduced, and the nipple is also repositioned to provide more natural male contours. Most of the time, both liposuction and excision are performed if both fat and glandular tissues cause gynecomastia. The scars are concealed within natural contours, and they fade away with time.

GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY RESULTS

If qualified plastic surgeons perform the surgery, the operation is very satisfying in terms of good results. In fact, some fat taken from the tummy can be injected into the muscle to give bulk and enhance shape! This is called high definition contouring. It is, of course, better to develop muscles by workout. The whole problem is solved permanently, restoring not only the normal manly shape to the body but also your confidence and composure!

CONSULTATION PERIOD

  • The surgeon discusses with the patient about their expectations and desired outcomes with the procedure. Those who desire high definition chest contouring can opt for it.
  • The surgeon also assesses the patient's medical consultation, drug allergies, previous surgeries, genetic history, and current use of medications, vitamins, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
  • The detailed measurement of the breast shape and size and skin quality and nipples placement is also done.
  • Photographs are taken for medical records.

PREPARATION FOR SURGERY

Prior to the surgery, the patient is asked to:

  • Adjust the current medications, if any.
  • Stop smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid the consumption of blood thinning and anti-inflammatory drugs as it can increase the risk of bleeding.

IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY

  • Males who are physically healthy with relatively normal weight.
  • Have realistic expectations with the treatment.
  • Males in whom breast development has stabilized.
  • Males bothered because of enlarged breasts.
  • Healthy individuals not suffering from a life-threatening illness.
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users.

MEDICAL TESTS BEFORE GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY

An ultrasound scan is required to find out the extent of breast tissue enlargement and fat deposit present. This helps the surgeon to plan the operation accurately. Plus, of course, routine blood tests and chest x-ray are done before any operation as a precautionary checkup to confirm that one is fit to undergo surgery.

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FAQs Gynecomastia

Is surgery the only way to treat gynecomastia?

Yes! Sometimes, if the enlargement is very minimal, it may subside by itself at 18 years of age. Weight loss will help by reducing the fat tissue around the breast. Occasionally, some medicines are responsible for the enlargement of breast tissue in men. These can be identified and stopped if possible by your doctor. Usually, however, surgery is the only way out.

Will the gynecomastia surgery leave a scar?

Nothing to worry about! Nowadays, surgery is performed in such a way that hardly any scar is seen. There are two parts to the breast enlargement. The fat tissue is removed by liposuction -which is done via tiny cuts in the skin. The breast tissue is removed through incision taken around the areola's lower pole (the dark pigmented region around the nipple). Only a small disc of breast tissue under the nipple is left intact for normal looks. Gone are the old days when long cuts were made under the breast to perform this surgery, leaving prominent scars!

Is the operation painful?

Not particularly so! The operation itself is, of course, performed under general anesthesia. Afterward, for a couple of days, suitable painkillers are used as required. Good supportive dressings control the pain. After surgery, the first day may be slightly uncomfortable, and painkillers will be useful, but over the next 4-5 days, the discomfort should gradually go on reducing.

What are the complications I need to think about before undergoing the procedure?

After surgery, there will be swelling as well as bruising in the chest. This is normal, and to be expected, they will gradually disappear. Infection can theoretically be a complication, but it is so rare it's not to be worried about at all. In any case, a protective antibiotic is given to you before the operation to prevent this. Rarely there can be an accumulation of blood or yellowish liquid under the skin called hematoma and seroma. To avoid it in the first place, the doctor may choose to put plastic tubes called drains for a couple of days and then remove them. If the condition still develops, then aspirations twice or thrice, followed by tight compression dressing, usually solve the issue. Contour deformities, loose skin, irregularities may sometimes occur. Nipple sensation may alter temporarily. Nipple loss is an extremely rare possibility, mentioned only to complete the list. Your doctor will find suitable solutions for the complications and stand by you.

What are the precautions that need to be followed before and after gynecomastia surgery?

The patient is advised to wear a tight-fitting vest to wear for the next 4-6 weeks. This will control the swelling and bruising and will give a proper final shape to the chest. One should avoid heavy weight lifting and strenuous exertion for 6 weeks after surgery. Avoid stressful shoulder movements in particular, including riding a bike for 6 weeks. Generally, in less than a week's time, one can resume back with their work comfortably. One must also eat a healthy and nutritious diet, massage the treated areas as advised by the surgeon, the patient must sleep straight, and they must also maintain the right body posture. Please follow your surgeon's advice sincerely!

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