Male Breast Reduction
Why Male Breast Reduction Surgery
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Causes of Male Breast Enlargement
Gynecomastia Surgery At La Transformatione
Gynaecomastia or male breast enlargement can be mild or severe. The breast which is enlarged consists of fat, the breast tissue, and the enlarged skin envelop. To treat the condition well, one needs to know each one of the parameters. It has been classified into grade 1 to grade 4. The grades are based on the size of the breasts and the laxity of the skin. Technicalities apart, the aim of these classifications is to understand how good the final outcome would be after the treatment and how and where the scar will be there after the gynecomastia surgery. Naturally, if the patient has a huge breast with large excess sagging skin, the patient will have bigger scar due to the removal of the excess skin. In contrast, patients with firm skin and not very big breasts may have a very minimal scarring.
The treatment is usually surgical unless the gynecomastia is due to some secondary cause like tumor of the testes or liver issues where the treatment of the primary cause may impact the breast enlargement also. Similarly losing weight or stoppage of offending medicines, if any, can lead to some reversal. Usually, liposuction is used to suck out the fat component of the breast and loses the dense breast tissue. The residual breast tissue is removed through a small peri-areolar incision at the junction of the areola to the normal skin. This cut is hardly visible in the long run. For larger breasts with loose skin, the techniques may be different including the techniques which are used for female breast reduction or at that time staged surgery is performed.
Sutures are removed after 7 to 10 days. The swelling lasts for about 6 to 8 weeks’ time. The final result is obvious by around 6 weeks after which gradual improvement takes over some months. Office work can be resumed in a couple of days. Aerobic exercises can be started after about 10 days but isometric exercises (weight training) are avoided until about 4 – 6 weeks. Pressure garments need to be worn for about a month or so. Massaging of the tissue is advised after a couple of weeks.
Usually the results of the male breast reduction surgery are very gratifying. Sometimes there may be bruising, pain and swelling which may last longer than usual. Blood clots or hematoma may happen rarely. Irregular contour of the reduced breast may happen which usually settles with time. At times, a minor secondary correction may be required. Other surgeries which are usually combined with Gynaecomastia correction surgery is liposuction of the tummy or lateral chest wall. Usually, liposuction of only the breast area will leave the fat on the side of the chest leaving a feeling of depression on the chest wall. This is best avoided by fully marking the surrounding area in the standing position for liposuction which means the upper adjacent abdomen and sides of the chest. This being, not an extensive surgery, it can be combined with other procedures as well.
Words of Wisdom
Male breast reduction surgery or Gynaecomastia correction surgery is a simple surgery with minimal scarring. Contrast to the older days before the use of Liposuction, there used to be a large scar along the chest wall. Such incisions are obsolete now except for exceptional cases. It is imperative thus, that the patient discusses in detail about the incision and the post-op scarring to avoid any disappointment post-operatively. On the part of the patient, it is equally important to know that there may be small irregularities which are likely to be minimized over a few months. Very rarely any additional secondary surgery may be required.
At La Transfromationé, we have helped plenty of patients usually young boys overcome their anxiety and complex due to enlarged breasts. Male Breast Reduction in Mumbai (Gynaecomastia Surgery in Mumbai) is gathering popularity.