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Definition of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is defined as the excessive development of the breast (massive gland) in men.

May be:
• idiopathic (no apparent cause, the most common),
• medicinal (after taking medication), or
• hormonal.

Of course, gynecomastia is often combined with lipodystrophy of the area (deposition of fat in the breast area – pseudo-gynecomastia).

In teenagers, it occurs in a large percentage, but recedes with the end of adolescence.

Correction of Gynecomastia in Men

Gynecomastia in men is corrected by liposuction of the breast area, or by partial removal of the mass gland and liposuction.

Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
The gynecomastia surgery procedure is simple.

On the morning of the operation, the interested person enters the clinic fasting and, after the predetermined pre-operative check-up, the surgery is performed.

Anesthesia is local with intoxication or general.
The incision is in the shape of a semicircle around the nipple, and when combined with liposuction, two very small incisions (2 – 3 mm) are added to each breast.
The same afternoon, the patient can leave the clinic with the appropriate instructions, and wearing a compression bandage in the chest area.
Analgesics are given on a systemic basis or for pain, according to each case.
Sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days.

Recovery – Gynecomastia Results Recovery is short, without special precautions.
The return to everyday life is allowed after about 5 days with the necessary instructions: avoiding exercise or heavy manual work for 3 weeks.
The results are permanent.

Additional Information – Gynecomastia FAQs

What incisions – scars does gynecomastia correction surgery leave?
Usually when there is no excess skin (rarely we do), the incision is limited to the lower semicircle of the boundary that separates the nipple-areola complex from the skin of the breast.
If we perform liposuction at the same time, then we may have 2 other very small incisions (no more than 2 to 3 millimeters in length) in each breast.
In severe gynecomastia, the incision is more circular (around the nipple), and may be extended to a vertical incision that starts at the nipple and extends to the bottom of the breast.

What should the person concerned pay attention to after the gynecomastia surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery, the person concerned must wear a compression corset on the chest for 2 to 3 weeks.
The corset helps with internal healing.

Should hormonal control precede gynecomastia surgery?
Hormonal testing is required to rule out an active hormonal problem.

Side effects – Complications after Gynecomastia
Possible side effects – complications of gynecomastia correction are inflammation, misshapen scar, bleeding. They are rare and easily treated.

Gynecomastia results
The results of gynecomastia correction are permanent.

Cost – Price of Gynecomastia Surgery
The cost depends on the surgical technique and anesthesia.