Gynaecomastia is a condition which involves an increase in breast gland tissue in males
What is gynaecomastia correction treatment?
Gynaecomastia correction is a procedure which is performed in order to address gynaecomastia; a condition which involves an increase in breast gland tissue in males, causing breasts to enlarge. This is due to an imbalance of oestrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one of the breasts or both; in some cases, unevenly.
The condition can develop in both men and boys, including newborns. Gynaecomastia correction is able to reduce the amount of breast tissue and improve the appearance of the male chest, and in some cases, improve self-confidence.
Depending on the degree of gynaecomastia, the excess of tissue can be removed with either liposuction and/or excision of the excess tissue.
Am I a good candidate for gynaecomastia correction?
In general, good candidates for gynaecomastia correction are males whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative treatments such as medications. Those most suitable for the treatment will be non-smokers with a healthy lifestyle and no history of medical conditions which could impair healing. It is important to have realistic expectations of what the gynaecomastia correction procedure can achieve.
During the consultation, Mr Chummun will take a full medical history and will examine you. He will discuss the most appropriate treatment option, including risks that are involved and the recovery period after surgery.
During the surgery
The surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic, although in some cases, can be performed under sedation.
Liposuction techniques are typically used when gynecomastia is predominantly due to excess fatty tissue. This is performed using a suction cannula that is inserted via a few incisions to remove the excess fatty tissue.
Excision technique is used when excess skin or glandular breast tissue must be removed in order to achieve gynecomastia correction. This technique is also typically favoured for cases in which the areola will need to be reduced or repositioned to a location considered to offer a more natural male shape. The exact incision pattern which is used will vary according to the degree of gynaecomastia present.
Recovery from gynaecomastia correction
You will be given dressings and bandages to minimise swelling during the recovery period and support your new chest shape. A specific support garment or elastic bandage may also be worn during this healing period. In some cases, a thin tube known as a catheter will be used to drain excess blood or fluid which collects.
Instructions on how to care for your surgical site during the recovery period will be provided, along with medications which can aid healing and guard against potential infection. You will have the opportunity to discuss the results with your doctor during a follow-up appointment.
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