What is Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is a condition characterized by the enlargement or overdevelopment of male breasts. Gynaecomastia surgery is a procedure designed to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin from the breasts, resulting in a flatter and more masculine chest. This condition can occur due to hormonal changes, heredity, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions, and can affect one or both breasts.
There are various techniques used by plastic surgeons to address gynecomastia. In many cases, there is firm breast tissue beneath the areola that requires excision and biopsy, as well as excess fatty tissue around the chest, which can be effectively removed using techniques like VASER Liposuction or conventional liposuction.
Who Benefits from Gynaecomastia Surgery?
Gynaecomastia surgery is suitable for individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Adult men who reached puberty in which the body has finished growing and hormonal changes have stabilized.
- Adult men who feel self-conscious about excess breast tissue
- Candidates with a stable weight and a body mass index (BMI) between 19 and 25 to optimize safety and achieve the best results.
Frequently asked questions
Gynecomastia surgery can effectively reduce the appearance of enlarged breast tissue in males, providing long-term results. However, it’s important to note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help prevent the recurrence of gynecomastia in the future.
The visibility of scars after gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on factors such as the surgical technique used, individual healing characteristics, and the skill of the surgeon. However, a skilled surgeon will strive to minimize scarring and make incisions in inconspicuous areas, such as along the natural creases of the chest, to help reduce their visibility over time.
The timing for returning to the gym after gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and your individual healing progress. In general, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks to allow for proper healing. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s specific instructions and gradually resume physical activities as advised to ensure a smooth recovery.
The amount of time you may need to take off work after gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the nature of your job. Typically, most individuals plan for about one to two weeks off work to allow for proper healing and initial recovery. However, it is essential to discuss this with your surgeon, as they can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific circumstances.
To prepare for gynecomastia surgery, follow these steps: 1. Consult with a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in gynecomastia to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history. 2. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding any pre-operative tests, medication adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and arranging for someone to assist you on the day of the procedure.
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