Gynecomastia is the medical terminology for what most of the people refer to as the male breast. The goal of male chest operation is to reduce & minimize the enlarged and female-like breasts in men. This is accomplished by removing the excess fatty tissue using liposuction & if necessary, removing excess glandular tissue.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is not necessarily related to being overweight with extra fat around the mammaries, although that can be the cause. It is actually a condition that is often the result of hormonal imbalances. Yet there are various other causes as well. These include the use & abuse of steroids, chronic liver disease, the growth of tumors in the tissue, syndromes such as Gilbert's & Klinefelter, castration and various other genetic disorders.
Gynecomastia can also result as a side effect of many medications, especially drugs that either increase estrogen or reduce testosterone levels in the body. Things such as tricylyc antidepressants, marijuana, alcohol, & heroin have been known to cause this condition in some males as well. If the problem stems from the use of medicine or drug abuse or obesity, changes in medication or other lifestyle alterations may be the solution, but in all other situations, plastic surgery is the only way to correct the problem.
How is the surgery done?
There is chest fat removal surgery to correct & reduce this anomaly. There are two popular methods used for moob reduction in male, and these should be discussed accordingly by the patient with his gynecomastia surgeon. Both procedures are dependent on the size of the individual's male breast since there are factors that affect each technique or method that may differ. The two methods basically use liposuction to remove the excess fats, which are usually the culprit of the male chest size. The difference with the male breast reduction surgery that is used for larger sized chests is that an additional incision is made around the areola to remove any excess glandular tissues that may be present there.
Does surgery treat obesity?
In the cases of obesity, gynecomastia surgeons recommend a more comprehensive weight loss approach due to the possibility of some reversal of the results. In some patients whose problem area happens to be their chests, who have been failed in losing the fat in the chest area regardless of diet & exercise, gynecomastia procedure may be effective even in the long-term.
Who is a good candidate for male chest operation?
Healthy males with no allergies to anaesthesia and want to correct their chest enlargement are the good candidates. Gynecomastia is generally caused by hormonal imbalance, heredity or by a formerly used medicine.
What is the recovery procedure for this surgery?
Patients return home the same day as surgery the takes place and are placed in a surgical support garment to immobilize and protect the area. This procedure results in a week-long recovery and patients are required to spend resting. Though most of the activities can be resumed after a week, but, exercises or any other strenuous endeavors will need to be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks.
What are the risks and/or complications of the surgery?
In breast reduction surgery operation, most of the patients will experience the potential side effects, including temporary bruising, numbness, swelling, soreness, & burning sensations. Moreover, there are some other associated risks with gynecomastia procedure that include the risk of infection, injury to the skin, fluid accumulation, & rippling or sagginess of the skin. In some cases, the patients will experience some changes in the skin pigmentation. It is also important to avoid the exposure to sun if this should occur as changes may become permanent.
For most of the patients, the recovery time will allow a return to work in approximately 3-7 days. Those involved in sports and other physical activities will be able to resume their activities in approximately 2-3 weeks. The visibility of the post-operative swelling & bruising will diminish in approx. 3-6 months.
Are Results Long-Lasting?
Gynecomastia patients have their glands & ducts, which are removed during the gynecomastia surgery and eliminate the issue which causes enlargement. In men who sought gynecomastia surgery to rid themselves of remnants of fat deposits from the area, later weight gain may reverse the results of the surgery. This is why the majority of gynecomastia surgeons require men to maintain a steady weight for a particular period of time before deeming them good candidates for the process.
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