Gynecomastia is a term derived from the Greek words „gyne” meaning „woman” and „mastos” meaning „breasts”, which literally means „female breasts”. It can be observed among young boys around the time of puberty as well among male adults during andropause. Research shows that gynecomastia results from excessive growth of fat tissue or genetic predispositions, endocrinological predispositions or even alcohol-induced cirrhosis.
Gynecomastia surgery is appreciated by men for whom enlarged breast causes mental and aesthetic discomfort. It must be noted, however, that the surgery will not make one’s chest ideal. A patient must seriously consider his expectations and consult a surgeon. Their cooperation will help a patient to make a right decision and achieve satisfaction with the results of procedure.
It is necessary to consult a doctor who will inform a patient about the procedure and treatment. Patient has to undergo additional laboratory tests such as blood morphology, blood group, bleeding and coagulation time tests. Moreover, consultation with endocrinologist and ultrasound test are required.
Contraindications for the procedure include unstable diabetes, infections, skin injuries, bleeding and fluid collection in the area subjected to procedure.
The complications are relatively rare, they may include hematomas or hypertrophic scarring in the area subjected to procedure. More frequent complications are loss of sensation in a nipple area or its numbness. Good cooperation with a doctor usually helps to avoid serious complications.
Procedure and recovery
Procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia, a doctor chooses the most appropriate type. Patient must stay in hospital maximum one day. Full recovery takes about a month.
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