Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in males, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. It is a very common problem and causes embarrassment preventing one from wearing the clothes he likes and even getting into a swimming pool.
Usually, enlarged breasts in males is not a serious problem. However, it may be tough to cope with as it can sometimes be painful and a cause for embarrassment for many. This can be reversed by liposuction.
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It could also be caused due to an impaired liver or the use of estrogen-containing medications. Anabolic steroids, marijuana or alcohol could also be the reason for gynecomastia.
Your surgeon will choose the most appropriate technique for your breast reduction based on your anatomy and the desired outcome. Options may include removal of the tissue under the breast, or suction lipectomy. For those with enlarged glandular tissue, all breast tissue directly under the nipples may need to be removed.
If you are considering getting your breast reduction done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure. Of course, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option in some cases.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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