Gynecomastia is a condition in males that results in enlarged breasts due to hormonal imbalance. It occurs in more than 50% of men. Male breast reduction surgery is an approved and the best effective treatment to get rid of overdeveloped breasts. It is a plastic surgery that involves liposuction and removal of glandular tissue to eliminate excess fat and restore the masculine chest.
Gynaecomastia is treated with plastic surgery that involves liposuction or tissue excision.
In liposuction, the plastic surgeon fills the tissue with fluid. The surgeon inserts the cannula through a small cut and moves it back and forth to loosen the fat. Ultimately, it extracts this fat by suction. Finally, the surgeon would sculpt the new chest contour similar to the natural breasts.
Surgical removal is for severe cases of gynecomastia. Surgical tissue removal is the only option if the candidate has reduced areola or needs the nipple reposition. Tissue excision removes a more significant amount of glandular tissue than liposuction. The procedure involves various cutting patterns that depend on the particular conditions of the patients.
After a breast reduction surgery patient may experience sore, swollen, and reddish breasts for few weeks that the medications prescribed by the surgeon can handle. The patient needs to wear elasticated compression garments until the stitches dissolve. Precautions must be observed until fully returning to the normal routine activities. Stretching, exercising, and heavy lifting should be avoided. It takes about six months to recover and restore the ideal chest fully. Scar marks would diminish over a few months.