Gynecomastia (male breast tissue reduction)
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by abnormally enlarged male breasts. There are multiple origins of the disorder.
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by abnormally enlarged male breasts. There are multiple origins of the disorder. Some of them are congenital and some are acquired. One of the most common causes of gynecomastia is related to the endocrine system and caused by excess female hormones. Steroid use can also contribute to the presence of gynecomastia and can also occur simultaneously with testicular tumors. It is imperative to rule out any other hormonal disorders before being considered as a candidate.
The ideal candidate
Candidates for gynecomastia are men in good physical health, wanting an improvement of the definition and contour of their chest. This also occurs in men living with side effects of having taken steroids or drugs. A consultation with Dr. Zadeh is required to determine if this procedure is the right choice for you to achieve the results you desire.
The appropriate surgical approach will depend on the degree of gynecomastia, which is determined after examination of the patient by Dr.Zadeh. A chest with fatty tissues can be treated with liposuction, whereas a chest with fibrous material will require a resection of the residual glandular tissue, by means of an incision through the areola.
Gynecomastia is performed under general anaesthesia to assure patient safety.
Possible risks and complications
- Sensitivity of the areola
Possible risks and complications are to be explained during your initial consulation with Dr.Zadeh.
Post operative and healing
A few days after surgery, the patient usually regains without any pain. It is prescribed by Dr. Zadeh to wear a compression garment for several weeks, until swelling and bruising are reduced. The incisions will remain red for several months at which point IPL treatments can be recommended for reducing the appearance of the scars. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the patient may return to work one to two weeks post surgery and will be determined by Dr. Zadeh.
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