Male breast reduction (gynecomastia)
Male breast reduction (so called gynecomastia) is a procedure during which over-developed, enlarged male breast are being corrected.Gynecomastia surgery abroad in Poland Gynecomastia is necessary if male breasts size is too big, areola are stretched, breasts are saggy and have visible excess of skin. The situation is caused by significant excess of fat tissue, glandular tissue or both excess fat and glandular tissue. It can occur unilaterally (on one breast) or bilaterally (on both breasts).
Before the direct assessment it is good when a patients goes to a specialist to do a ultrasound graph in order to be sure what is the amount of fat and glandular tissue.
During direct assessment a plastic surgeon chooses a method of performing gynecomastia. In case of fat tissue excess gynecomastia will be performed with the use of liposuction. In case of glandular tissue excess surgical cut will be used, so called excision. During the surgery the position and the size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. If necessary gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Gynecomastia is performed under general anaesthesia and involves at least 1 day of stay in the clinic. After the procedure a patient is left with a drains (after 1-2 days drains are removed) and a special elastic dressing / garment has to be worn permanently for 6 weeks.
For the first few days breasts will probably be swollen and bruised, a patient feels some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by painkillers. But it will take a while until a patient will feel like himself again. For sure recovery is quicker for those patients who were in good shape / exercised their body before the surgery. In a clinic patient should get instructions how to treat the incision during first few weeks. There can be soluble or dissoluble stitches (removal after 7 days). About a week after removal of stitches it is good to start treating the incision with ointments that help the scar to flatten out and lighten in color.
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As each surgery also gynecomastia caries some risk. It includes: bleeding (hematoma), blood clots, infection, temporary changes in nipple sensation etc. During direct assessment a patient should be informed about all risks connected with undergoing the surgery.
Gynecomastia results in improvement of look of the male breasts, enhancement of self-image and confidence.