Hyperplasia of the mammary gland and fat pad tissue in men, so called gynecomastia, is most often due to using medicines with hormonal activity. In a lower percentage of cases, endocrine disorders and systemic diseases are to blame. Also genetic disposition of the organism influences gynecomastia development. Relatively often, gynecomastia is unilateral or asymmetrical; however, even in case of symmetrical affection it usually is very frustrating for men.
Breast reduction in men (gynecomastia) with liposuction
The principle of the surgical correction is reduction of the size of one or, eventually, both sides by liposuction, during which the fat pad is removed. If marked enlargement affects also the mammary gland, classical surgical removal by excision is more appropriate, using the approach around the areola. In rare, extreme redundancy of the skin cover it is also necessary to perform skin reduction by a shaping technique.
How is the surgery performed?
The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia after a comprehensive preoperative examination and takes about 1 hour, depending on how demanding it is.
At the time of the surgery, the patient must be healthy and in good physical and mental shape. For about 4 weeks before the breast surgery he should not use medicines influencing blood coagulation. Within two weeks before the surgery he should not suffer from any acute disease, e.g. a cold, viral infection, etc.
After breast reduction in men (gynecomastia)
Post-operative hospitalization of about one night is needed. One week to ten days after the surgery, stitches are removed; before the removal, the patient has to observe a resting regimen without physical strain and wear a special elastic garment.
Patient may participate in his normal regimen activities starting from approximately the second to third postoperative week. Starting from the third month after surgical breast reduction in men, physical load may be gradually increased up to the before surgery level.