Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia?
If you are a healthy man, you have finished your hormonal development and you have elastic and firm skin, you will be a good candidate. If you have been overweight and after regaining your weight you still have fat in your breasts, you can also be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
If you are overweight, it is important to first try to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss, before going to the male breast reduction procedure. You will not meet the necessary conditions for the operation if you drink excess alcohol or smoke hashish. These drugs along with anabolic steroids can cause gynecomastia, so you should change your habits beforehand to see if the breast diminishes before considering surgery.
Male Breast Overdevelopment Correction Surgery
Correction of augmented breasts in men can be done under general anesthesia, or in some cases under local anesthesia and sedation. The patient can remain hospitalized for 6 to 24 hours.
If glandular excess is the primary cause of breast augmentation, it should be removed with a scalpel. This procedure can be performed alone or with liposuction. In normal treatment, the incision is made in an inconspicuous area: on the edge of the areola. Working through this incision removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. If liposuction is performed to remove excess fat, the cannula is usually inserted through the existing incisions.
If gynecomastia basically consists of excess fatty tissue, we perform liposuction to remove it. A small incision is made – less than 1 cm – in non-visible areas, and with the help of a hollow cannula attached to a vacuum pump, the fat is broken and aspirated. You may feel vibration or friction during the procedure, but it does not cause pain.
When large amounts of fat are removed, the skin may not fit well with the new body contour. In these cases, the excess skin may need to be removed to allow the remaining skin to properly readjust to the new breast contour.