Male Breast Reduction in South Korea

Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure used for removing glandular breast tissue or excess skin to correct gynecomastia and give a flatter, firmer and more masculine appearance. Male Breast Reduction is sometimes done in combination with Liposuction.

Symptoms to undergo male breast reduction

If you are someone in good health but feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest or you avoid certain activities because you are conscious to show your chest then Male Breast Reduction can be a solution for you. Currently, it is the only technique that has been consistently effective to give long-term results, if not permanent, for the treatment of Gynecomastia.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Male Breast Reduction

  • Your current medical status
  • Established and certified health service, clinic or facility
  • Experience and expertise of the Cosmetic Surgeon
  • The Cost Of Additional Procedures & Post-op Care
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About the Male Breast Reduction

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:

  • Use of certain medications
  • Unspecified reasons
  • Genetics

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.

How is Male Breast Reduction performed?

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.

Male Breast Reduction Through Liposuction

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:

  • Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia is administered prior to the procedure.
  • An incision on either side of the chest is made. The exact location of the incision depends on the targeted areas from where the fat must be removed.
  • The excess fat or glandular tissue is removed through the incision.
  • While removing the fat from the targeted areas, the surgeon sculpts the chest to give it a new look and contour.
  • A drainage is applied for a few days.
  • The incision is closed with the help of sutures and stitches.

Male Breast Reduction Through Tissue Excision

Patients with stretched and sagging skin around the breasts are mostly required to undergo this procedure. The following steps are performed:

  • Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia is administered.
  • Incisions are made on either side of the chest, depending on the target areas.
  • A greater amount of glandular tissue or skin is removed from the incisions as compared to the liposuction approach.
  • A drainage is applied.
  • The incisions are closed with the help of sutures and stitches.

Recovery from Male Breast Reduction

  • As the anaesthetic effect starts to wear off, you may start experiencing pain.
  •  Your surgeon is likely to prescribe you a few medications to manage pain during the first few days.
  • The drainage tubes can be removed immediately after the procedure or left as if for a day or two.
  • Any signs of inflammation or redness should be immediately reported as it may indicate an infection.
  • Placement of ice packs will provide pain relief to you after the surgery.
  • You may be given chest binding wear to maintain pressure on the chest, to prevent fluid accumulation in the breast cavity.
  • You may return to work after one week of the surgery.
  • You can back to exercising gradually or as advised by the surgeon.
  • You should take sponge baths till the incision would heal, to prevent the occurrence of infection.
  • You should keep the arms elevated to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the breast cavity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of South Korea / Why should opt for South Korea as a destination for your medical treatment?
South Korea is recognized for its strict rules and regulations which have kept the country in strict discipline. As an upside, the country has well-maintained regulations for every process and impressive medical healthcare facilities which have garnered thousands of visitors from across the world. The reason for opting for hospitals in South Korea is the astounding treatment options available at a very cost-effective price range, which is undoubtedly more affordable than most of the developed countries across the world. Besides the well-planned infrastructure, the treatment in South Korea and the alternatives offered are tempting enough. Apart from that, the country also flaunts high success rates and has thus been able to cure some of the most complex diseases in the world.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in South Korea? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. YUHS Severance Hospital + Gangnam Severance Hospital is a JCI certified hospital in South Korea.
Are the doctors/surgeons in South Korea of the best quality?
The doctors and surgeons providing treatments in South Korea are globally recognized for their service in the medical field. Furnished with degrees from reputed universities and decades of training and experience, the doctors have earned high success rates throughout their professional careers. The doctors have to undergo rigorous training to keep up with the strict protocol and measures of hospitals in South Korea. Hence, quality is maintained.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in South Korea?
The Korean embassy follows a strict protocol for obtaining a visa for traveling to the country. The necessary documents (photocopies and original) have been listed on their official website and should be strictly adhered to. The candidate also has to produce necessary papers stating the medical cause and referral certificate signed by the registered medical practitioner. Although these need to be taken care of by the candidate, the rest of the procedures and further visa assistance is managed by the sponsors in most cases. A Medical Dependent Visa is granted to those who are accompanying a patient traveling to Sount Korea for medical treatment on a Medical Visa. This visa can be given to a close relative/family member or a friend of the patient. Please note that relevant letters/documents explaining details of the treatment, signed and stamped by the concerned hospitals/doctors, a declaration from the patient or an immediate family member is also required confirming the escort travel along with the patient.
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Which are the best cities in South Korea for medical treatment?
Treatment in South Korea is affordable. Seoul is the capital of South Korea and one of the main cities for healthcare. Seoul and Daegu have some of the best hospitals in South Korea. Busan, Incheon, and Ulsan also have developing healthcare facilities.

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