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John, aged 24, has always been sheepish and uncomfortable with the excessive size of his male breasts, for which he was scoffed and teased because his abnormally large breast stood out in his perfectly shaped physique. Compromising in clothing was also a major issue that John underwent as his breasts become prominent whenever he wore T-shirts or fitted shirts. With growing age, the problem of large breasts became unbearable and instilled the feeling of shame and hesitancy in his behavior affecting social and professional spheres of life.
John attempted to reduce and reshape his large breasts through excessive physical exercise at the local gym, but his efforts went down the drain as no substantial result was gained. John later came across a surgery called Gynecomastia surgery which reshaped the male breasts through surgical intervention and was effective with lifelong positive results. John researched Gynecomastia surgery, where he understood that the surgery was effortless, uncomplicated, and later decided to approach the best cosmetic surgeon for gynecomastia removal, and with the expert guidance, he opted to undergo the male breast reduction gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia is a physical condition among men in which male breasts grow abnormally large in size, due to reduced male hormones (testosterone) and excessive female hormones (estrogen). The reason for this is hormonal changes, heredity, aging, or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can occur at any age and the cosmetic surgery to remove the enlarged breast is called Gynecomastia surgery as it involves surgical intervention for the reduction, flattening, and enhancement of the chest contours of the male breast. It is also known as reduction mammaplasty.
Gynecomastia is characterized by: -
Excessive localized fat over the chest of men.
More than normal development of granular tissue.
Excess breast skin.
Gynecomastia can lead to emotional distress impairing the self-confidence of the male suffering from the condition.
How Gynecomastia surgery is performed?
Gynecomastia surgery can be performed through two separate cosmetic surgical interventions i.e Gynecomastia removal through Liposuction or Excision technique.
Step 1: -
Anesthesia: - For any surgical interventions in gynecomastia removal surgery, anesthetic medications are administered. Usually, there are two options available for Anesthesia, Intravenous Sedation, and General Anesthesia. The surgeon will guide as per the patient’s requirement.
Step 2: - Surgery.
The surgery can be either a Liposuction technique or an Excision Technique for the removal of Gynecomastia.
Liposuction technique: - This procedure is performed when gynecomastia is the result of excess fatty tissue. The excess fat is removed from the body through a cannula, a small hollow tube used for the removal of body fat. Several cuts are made in male breasts to insert a cannula, and it is moved back and forth to loosen up and suck out the excess fat through vacuum suction.
Liposuction surgeries are of different types, which Liposuction technique is the most suitable and best for the patient, is guided, advised, and performed by the cosmetic surgeon.
Excision Technique:- Excision technique is carried out when the areola has to be reduced and the nipple to be repositioned according to the male breast position. Excision technique is basically the removal of sagging skin left after removal of excess fat from the breasts. Skin loosens up after excess fat removal and hangs which appears awful. Incision patterns may vary and depend upon the patient, best advised by the surgeon.
Combination of Liposuction and Excision Techniques:- For removal of gynecomastia, both Liposuction and Excision surgery techniques can be used. When a patient has excess fat in the breast leading to stretching of the breast skin to an abnormal level, in such cases of gynecomastia surgery, both, liposuction and excision techniques are administered. First, through liposuction, the excess fat is removed from inside the male breast. Once the fat levels are under the desired range of breast, the skin remains enlarged due to natural elongation by the fat. This breast skin sags which is then corrected through the excision technique. Excessive skin is removed, nipples are relocated as per new male breast contour.
Recovery after Gynecomastia removal surgery
Recovery is one of the most important parts of any cosmetic surgery. During the recovery period, the patient must take care of all the precautions advised by the surgeon.
After the surgery, a patient is wrapped in bandages and support garments on the chest area. The support garment is used to minimize the swelling and support the new chest contour post-surgery. Even after the surgery, there can be minimal loss of blood or fluid which is administered through a small tube placed under the skin.
The recovery takes 2-3 weeks and strict precautions are to be followed with respect to medications, oral application of ointments, infections, and general health.
Gynecomastia surgery is a one-day procedure after which a patient, depending upon the condition is discharged. At home, the patient needs to follow the surgeon’s prescription and advice related to post-surgery instructions. In the majority of the cases, the result of gynecomastia removal is permanent, and as per the patient’s desire. But if the patient feels shortness of breath, unusual heartbeat, and chest pain, immediately consult your surgeon.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent and immediate. In the majority of cases, the result is as per the patient’s desire. The final result may take 5 -6 months to appear. The incision marks are permanent and chances of fading away are there with time.
FAQ’s to be asked before Gynecomastia surgery?
Why I need Gynecomastia removal surgery?
Which is the best surgeon who can perform this surgery?
How much time and cost is involved?
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