What is gynecomastic correction operation in men?
Gynecomastia is a medical term that means breast enlargement in male people. In most cases, there is no known cause, and although it is rarely spoken about it, it is a fairly common condition. For men who put price on their appearance, the procedure of breast reduction can be helpful. The procedure removes breast tissue and in extreme cases, excess skin.
The procedure of breast reduction in male people improves the appearance of those who have augmentated breasts, called and gynecomastia. Dr. Harceaga understands this problem faced by many adolescent men and boys who feel insecure due to the fact that they have augmented breasts or nipples. This procedure is carried out to provide a number of improvements, including:
- Reduction of augmentated breasts
- Reshaping, fluffy nipples, enlarged
- Balancing the size of uneven breasts or nipples
- Improve the appearance of augmentated breasts, leave after massive weight loss
- Increased confidence in both dressed and empty bust
- The costs of correcting gynecomastic surgery in men
The costs of breast simetriation operation depend on the operative technique used and concomitant procedures. The cost varies between 800 eur-3000 EUR. These costs include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist and hospitalization as well as all the medications and materials necessary for the operation and during hospitalization.
How can I help the operation to be a success?
How to do gynecomastic correction surgery in men?
The chest consists of two main components, glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty (soft) tissue. The ratio between the glandular and fatty tissue differs from the individual to the individual, and in the case of gynecomastia there may be an excess of both. If there is predominantly an enlargement of the fatty tissue aired in the breast, liposuction is the right treatment. This involves the aspiration of a part of the tissue through a small tube inserted through a 3-4mm incision (see Liposuction sheet for more details). If excess glandular tissue is the main cause of chest augmentation, it may need to be excised (cut) with a scalpel. This will leave a scar, usually around the edge of the nipple. This excision can be performed as single intervention or together with liposuction. Major decreases that involve the elimination of a significant amount of tissue and skin, may require larger incisions that will result in more evident scars.
What do I expect after the operation?
Following the surgical intervention the chest is swollen and with bruising for a period of time and can be difficult to assess the full effect of the operation. To help reduce the swelling, patients are often instructed to wear an elastic pressure coat for one or two weeks. It is recommended to refrain from physical exercise for about three weeks and generally it takes about six weeks before completely returning to the daily activities.
Recovery is quite short for this surgical intervention. In most cases, people return to work in just a few days. Full recovery can take up to one month or more, but you’ll be able to resume many of your normal activities during this period.
How long does the operation take, hospitalization is required?
Most operations for Gynecomastia lasts about 90 minutes to be completed and carried out under general anesthesia, or in some cases under local anesthesia with sedation. No overnight hospitalization is required. Usually no drainage tubes are required.
Risks and side effects associated with the operation.
- The potential complications of surgical intervention are relatively rare. These include inadequate removal of breast tissue, uneven chest contour and decreased sensitivity to the nipple. If excision has been performed, instead of liposuction, a blood clot may occur which may need to be drained to a second operation.
Recovery and some tips for a good recovery.