What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of tissue and/or glands in the male breast. The condition is fairly common in adolescence and in the elderly, but over development of breast tissue can occur in men of any age due to medications, hormone imbalances, obesity and other factors.
Treatments for Gynecomastia include surgery, liposuction and non-surgical ultrasound massage or a combination of these procedures. Liposuction and ultrasound massage can address fatty tissue build up in the breast and surgery is used to reconstruct the contour of the chest.
The length of the surgery procedure for gynecomastia can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the technique used. Generally, liposuction takes about 1-2 hours, while a mastectomy can take 2-4 hours.
Recovery from liposuction for gynecomastia is usually relatively quick, and patients can typically return to work within a week or two. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising for several weeks.
The type of anesthesia used for gynecomastia liposuction surgery depends on various factors such as the patient's medical history. Generally, liposuction can be performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
Who Qualifies for Gynecomastia Procedures?
The eligibility criteria for gynecomastia procedures depend on several factors, including the patient’s overall health, the severity of their gynecomastia, and the underlying cause of the condition. Generally, patients who are in good overall health and do not have any underlying medical conditions that would increase the risk of complications are considered good candidates for the procedures. If the condition is caused by hormone imbalances, such as during puberty or as a side effect of certain medications, hormone levels must be stabilized before surgery can be performed. Patients with substantial breast enlargement that does not respond to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise may be considered for surgery. Patients who experience significant emotional distress or low self-esteem due to their condition may also be candidates for surgery.
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