GYNECOMASTIA REPAIR SURGERY
Gynecomastia Repair Surgery
Gynecomastia is a common medical condition that causes the abnormal development of male breasts. With Male Breast Reduction, men who are struggling with gynecomastia can enjoy a more masculine-looking chest and end the embarrassment associated with “man boobs.” Quite commonly, men with gynecomastia present with complaints of “puffy nipples” that are made worse with warm temperature.
Men or adolescent boys with overdeveloped breasts often endure emotional and psychological trauma as a result. Teen boys with gynecomastia can experience difficulty functioning socially and develop low self-esteem. For adult men, it is not uncommon for this condition to affect intimate relationships and contribute to a poor body image. Gynecomastia may be caused by a hormonal imbalance, and although the symptoms sometimes improve over time, medical intervention may be needed. After Male Breast Reduction surgery, men who are suffering from the effects of gynecomastia often enjoy a fuller life with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
How surgery for gynecomastia will be performed depends primarily on what type of tissue is causing the breasts to become enlarged. When actual breast tissue is present in excess, surgical removal of the glandular tissue is necessary. However, Liposuction can often be effective when excess fat is the main culprit of the enlarged breasts. Either surgical approach (or a combination of both) allows Dr. med. Strouthou to sculpt the surrounding chest area and restore stronger, more chiselled lines. Some men also elect to have Liposuction performed on the stomach or flanks at the same time to create a more toned, athletic appearance throughout their entire upper body.
Male Breast Reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and typically doesn’t require a hospital stay. If surgical excision of breast tissue is necessary, Dr. med. Strouthou will make every effort to keep incisions small and inconspicuous in order to leave minimal scarring. Incisions may be required in the areola, around the edge of the nipple or possibly in the underarm area. If gynecomastia can be treated with Liposuction alone, then the incisions are so small that they may not even require stitches.
Just as with any surgical procedure, there are some possible risks related to Male Breast Reduction. Some complications that could occur include breast asymmetry, blood clots, infection, changes in nipple sensation, infection or a poor anaesthesia reaction. However, for most men, the benefits associated with improving the appearance of the chest typically outweigh the potential risks.
After surgery, you should expect swelling, bruising and some degree of discomfort. A compression garment may be required in the weeks following surgery to help control swelling and prevent fluid accumulation. Most men return to work and daily activities within a few days, but the final results may not be seen until healing is complete, which can take approximately three months. More strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.
At what age can a patient undergo Gynecomastia Surgery?
Generally, we recommend that you wait until you are 18 years old. Hormonal fluctuations that occur with adolescence spontaneously resolve within a few years, bringing along the potential resolution of the enlargement in the breast tissue.
Will I have pain after the Gynecomastia Operation?
Patients will usually either feel a minimum level of pain or no pain at all.
What kind of results can I expect after Gynecomastia Surgery?
For the results you may expect, you should first discuss the issue with Dr. med. Strouthou before the operation so that you should have realistic expectations. Dr. med. Strouthou will help you with this and will inform you of the potential outcomes.