Commonly known as male breast reduction, gynecomastia is a medical term describing the condition of boobs in men. The main goal of this surgery is to reduce the size of breast in men who feel embarrassed because of overly large breasts. Reduction methods for male breasts include removing excessive glandular tissue, liposuction or combination of both excision and liposuction. The procedure is decided upon after proper examination of the patient.
You are the right candidate for this surgical procedure if you have abnormal or excessive amount of fatty tissues deposited on your chest and you feel uncomfortable with its appearance. In addition, you should be more than 18 years of age, emotionally stable, physically healthy, have realistic expectations from the procedure. If yes then you can consider male breast reduction surgery to overcome the problem of man- boobs.
The male breast surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon makes a small incision which is circular or elliptical in shape, on the lower half of the nipple part complex. It is through this incision that excessive tissues and fat deposits are sucked out. In some cases where the tissue is glandular and not fatty, the breast tissue is removed too.
As far as results of the surgery are considered, most men are pleased and satisfied with the results. The fact that the results of the man boobs surgery are permanent, you can be assured to have more masculine looking, flat and firmer chest for the rest of your life. In order to ensure that the results of the surgery are long lasting and effective, adhere to the instructions given by the cosmetic surgeon.
If you have breasts larger than your body framework or if you have symptoms like pain in the neck, upper back or shoulders or if there are skin rashes and infections due to heavy breast in the bra areas then you are a good candidate for breast reduction.
The surgery takes anywhere between 3to 4 hours and is normally done under general anaesthesia where you are put to sleep for the duration of the surgery.
Yes, you need to undergo a few blood tests and sometimes a mammogram too. You should follow pre-operative instructions given by your doctor regarding need to stop a few drugs like aspirin etc.
You get a shapely breast and also relief from your neck and shoulder pains after removing the excess weight off your chest.
There is a small chance of skin discolouration , lessening of sensation in nipples and also loss of some breast tissue, but these are more in smokers
Yes there are various different techniques depending on the size of breast
Yes, once the breast size is reduced and the nipple and breast is repositioned usually the new breast position is perky and lifted up.
Yes there are normally scars of the procedure but they fade with time even though they never completelydisappear .
Yes you can have other procedures with breast reduction after consulting your plastic surgeon.
You can walk out of the hospital the same evening or the next morning . Exercises and gymming can be resumed after 4to 6 weeks only.