Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones oestrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Newborns, boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes also exist.
Generally, gynecomastia isn't a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed.
Gynecomastia may go away on its own. If it persists, medication or surgery may help.
Anaesthetic : General.
Stay in clinic : 1 day and 1 night.
Recuperation : 8 days.
Gynecomastia is meant to treat men's breast tissue excess. It is indicated in 2 cases:
Glandular hypertrophy : The gland is taken out via a semi circular areola incision . An 8 to 10 mm layer is left to keep a good vascular nipple vitality. A 5 to 8 days tight dressing is applied.
Fat hypertrophy : If a lot fat is to be treated a infra breast incision is made to take the fat out and a 1 cm layer is left.
The procedure is light and not painful.
The patient has a uniformly tight dressing for 15 days as per to keep a pressure on the chest to reduce bruises which can persist for 3 months.
Bruises will disappear within 15 days.
Patients can go back to work within 8 to 10 days after gynecomastia.
Sport activities can be started after 2 months.
The surgical outcome is often very satisfactory. The final result is definite when the patient is keen about having a good nutrition diet.
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