Gynecomastia (chest surgery)2019-01-31T17:14:12+00:00

For well-defined pectorals …

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GYNECOMASTY IS ESTHETIC SURGERY THAT CORRECTS AN ABNORMAL GROWTH OF THE MAMMARY GLANDS IN MALES.

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Surgery for gynecomastia corrects the abnormal growth of mammary glands in humans. Gynecomastia is often seen during puberty and sometimes disappears naturally without the need for surgery.

When this abnormality occurs before puberty or adulthood, further investigation should be made to rule out the possibility of various pathologies, such as side effects of certain medications, drugs, obesity, tumours and hormonal problems. Gynecomastia surgery can be considered after determining the cause of the problem.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Men in good physical health who wish to define the outline of their pectorals.

THE PROCEDURE

The appropriate surgical method will depend on the degree of gynecomastia and excess skin, as determined by Dr. Zadeh during the initial consultation. Breasts with adipose tissue can be treated with liposuction. A chest with a fibrous tissue will require removal of the residual glandular tissue through incisions around the areola. In severe cases where there is a large amount of excess skin due to significant weight loss, Dr. Zadeh makes incisions on the skin to remove the excess skin.

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The procedure

ANESTHESIA

  • Dr. Zadeh uses general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and patient.

POSSIBLE RISKS

  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Alteration of the appearance of the outline of the chest or areola
  • Altered sensation
  • Asymmetry
  • Scar

Risks and complications will be explained to you during the consultation.

PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

FASTING PROTOCOL BEFORE GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

Solids: Nothing after midnight on the day of surgery

Liquids allowed up to 2 hours before surgery:

  • Water
  • Sugar water
  • Mineral water
  • Clear fruit juice WITHOUT pulp, WITHOUT fibre
  • 7up, Ginger Ale

PROHIBITED liquids:

  • Drinks containing stimulants (e.g. Red Bull, coffee)
  • No soft drinks containing COLA
  • Fruit juice with pulp
  • Juice or water containing pulp
  • Milk

PRE-SURGICAL PROTOOL

  • No jewelry (including piercing jewelry)
  • No nail polish
  • Shower with antiseptic soap the morning of your surgery (antiseptic soap can be bought in a pharmacy)
  • Cease smoking cigarettes (minimum 2 weeks before surgery)
  • Two weeks before surgery, avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, vitamins, organic products, garlic, and fruit containing nuts.

POST-OPERATIVE MONITORING

Pain medication will be prescribed for the discomfort. Wearing a compression garment is required for three weeks following surgery or until the swelling and bruising subside.

The incisions will be red for several months following gynecomastia surgery. Depending on the extent of surgery, it’s usually possible to return to work within the first week.

Dr. Zadeh will prescribe a combination of silicone and vitamin E creams and pulsed light therapy as needed to reduce the appearance of scars.