Gynecomastia

What is this?

Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Procedure

Corrects overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men by liposuction or surgical removal of excessive glandular tissue.

 

Duration

 

1-3 hours.

 

Anesthesia

 

Local anesthetic with intravenous sedative or general anesthesia. 

 

Hospitalization

 

Normally is an outpatient procedure.

 

Possible Side Effects

 

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, pain or burning sensation.

 

Recovery

 

Patients  normally return to work and light activities one week after surgery.  More strenuous activity should not be resumed until 2-3 weeks.  Bruising and numbness diminishes after 3-6 months.

 

Risks

 

Infection, fluid accumulation (seroma), skin damage, rippling or sagging skin,  breast asymmetry, change in pigmentation, excessive scarring, breast contour and shape irregularities, changes in breast or nipple sensation may be temporary or permanent and in some cases, a second surgery is required to remove excessive tissue.

 

Results

 

Permanent, though weight gain may cause chest area to increase again.