Gynecomastia or overdeveloped male breast is a common condition affecting many men at some point in time in their life. This state can be the outcome of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, alcohol abuse or use of certain drugs. Overdevelopment of breast places men in an awkward position and makes it difficult for them to engage in specific activities like going to the gym, lying in the pool, etc. In such cases, a breast reduction surgery is advised.
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure performed to reduce the breast size in men, flattening them and enhancing the chest contours to give a more sculpted and masculine chest. The method for treating gynecomastia performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The conventional approach to male breast reduction includes making small, semicircular incision around the areola, that is the darker skin present around the nipple. With the help of this incision, fat and breast tissue is removed. Through these incisions, the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat and glandular tissue, at the same time sculpting a new chest contour that looks natural to the body and makes the patient feel comfortable.
The most suitable candidate for male breast reduction well balanced and should be healthy. For being the best candidate, a person should
A realistic expectation
Healthy individuals not suffering from any life-threatening illness or medical condition that can impair healing
Non-smokers and non-drug users
Physically fit men and of relatively normal weight
Breast development has stabilized
Male breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure conducted as a part of treatment for gynecomastia or enlarged breast in men. During this cosmetic procedure, overgrown breast tissue from underneath the skin id removed.
The skin of the breast and nipple is kept intact to maintain the natural looks of the breast. This procedure gives a firmer, flatter, and masculine contour of the breast in males. Male breast reduction can be conducted in males of any age, including teenagers and young males.
Gynecomastia may affect certain makes because of several reasons. Some of the reasons include the following:
Gynecomastia removal is best suitable for patients who are self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. Even though it is a benign breast tissue enlargement, the feminine appearance that results may be embarrassing. The enlarged breast tissue, located at the areola of the nipple is soft, mobile, and compressible on palpation.
There are two approaches to conduct breast removal in males. It can be done either through liposuction or tissue excision. Both the procedures are conducted on an outpatient basis and rarely require a hospitalization stay.
Liposuction is performed if you are obese and have excessive fat tissue underneath the skin. A cannula fixed to the vacuum pump is inserted through the incision and suctioning is conducted to remove the subcutaneous fat. The following steps are performed:
Patients with stretched and sagging skin around the breasts are mostly required to undergo this procedure. The following steps are performed:
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