Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
Gynecomastia is a health problem found in male adolescents or in adult men which occurs as enlarged male breasts. This condition can result from a hormone imbalance or from being overweight, which can increase levels of oestrogen and cause breast tissue growth.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations carefully before you decide to proceed. Dr Joffily will explain the results you can expect after male breast reduction surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
If your gynaecomastia consists primarily of excessive fatty tissue, the surgeon will likely use liposuction to remove the excess fat. A small incision, less than a half-inch in length, is made around the edge of the areola (the dark skin that surrounds the nipple). The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour.
The surgeon will remove some of the breast tissue and the skin. He will usually place small tubes (drains) in the cuts to help the wounds to heal, then will close the cuts with dissolvable stitches, leaving the drains in place. In the end of the operation, your breasts will be bind up in supporting bandages for up to 10 days.
The surgery gives permanent firm sculpted and toned look in the upper torso, creating a healthier, slimmer profile that looks more masculine and muscular. You can forget about sagging breasts and feel confident about yourself again.
The procedure lasts approximately an hour and is conducted in a personalized manner. The surgeon will make sure it is customized to suit your preferences.
You can get desired results after about 6 months, although visible signs of improvement are seen after the first month.
After an operation you should avoid lifting heavy things or exercise intensively overall recovery takes about two- tree weeks. The bandages can be removed after a few days and you should be able to return to work after the first week. For the first three weeks after the operation, don’t lift anything heavy or do heavy manual work. Most men resume normal activities within two to three weeks.
Any pain or numbness usually settles after a few weeks. You will be given advice and support before and after the Gynaecomstia surgery to minimise any possible complications.