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GYNECOMASTIA

For Whom is Gynecomastia Surgery Suitable?

Gynecomastia surgery is suitable for men who have enlarged breasts due to hormonal imbalances, weight gain, genetics, or certain medications. It is ideal for men who are physically healthy, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.

When is Gynecomastia Surgery not Suitable?

Gynecomastia surgery may not be suitable for men who have severe health problems such as heart disease, liver disease, or bleeding disorders. It is also not recommended for men who are overweight and have not tried to lose weight through diet and exercise.

What Techniques are Used in Gynecomastia Surgery?

The two most common techniques used in gynecomastia surgery are liposuction and excision. Liposuction involves making small incisions in the chest area and removing excess fat using a suction device. Excision involves making larger incisions to remove glandular tissue and excess skin.

Preparation for Gynecomastia Surgery

Before the surgery, patients may need to undergo blood tests, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and a chest x-ray to ensure that they are healthy enough for the surgery. Patients should also avoid smoking and taking certain medications, such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, for at least two weeks before the surgery.

Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery

Like any surgery, gynecomastia surgery carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in nipple or breast sensation. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced surgeon and following post-operative instructions carefully.

Procedure for Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours to complete. The surgeon will make incisions in the chest area and remove excess fat and glandular tissue using liposuction and/or excision techniques. The incisions are then closed using sutures or surgical tape.

Healing Process Post-Op

After the surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the chest area, which can be managed with pain medication and compression garments. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects for at least four to six weeks after the surgery. It may take several months for the final results of the surgery to be visible, and patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure long-lasting results.

Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance and confidence of men with enlarged breasts. If you are considering this surgery, consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate and to discuss the best treatment options for you.

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