Male Chest Correction
Gynecomastia is an increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in
boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This causes female-appearing breasts. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.
Gynecomastia commonly known as ‘man boobs’ is an extremely
common cause of embarrassment to men which can be treated easily
and discreetly. A breast self-exam will reveal a palpable, tender, mobile, firm, disc-like tissue that is not as hard as breast cancer and is located centrally under the nipple and areola. Gynecomastia is of three different grades:
- Grade I is a small enlargement of the breasts without an excess of skin.
- Grade II is moderate enlargement without an excess of skin.
- Grade III is marked enlargement with excess skin, mimicking female breasts.
Gynecomastia may be physiological which regresses spontaneously, but in few people, it persists and may benefit from surgery. With the help of a skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon, you can restore a naturally masculine appearance to your chest. Today’s advanced techniques allow for a short surgery, quick recovery, and virtually invisible scars.
Gynecomastia surgery can be performed either under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation. If your Gynecomastia is the result only of excess fatty tissue, liposuction can be carried out. However, if it is due to an excess of glandular breast tissue and excess skin, the excision technique is used. In this technique, a large excision is made across the breast and excess breast tissue and skin is removed.
The preferred treatment for Gynecomastia is to use Liposuction to remove this stubborn fatty, glandular tissue along with subcutaneous mastectomy also called Webster’s procedure. The incision is however, discreet around the edge of the areola. After surgery, the chest will be bruised and swollen, and you may have to wear an elastic pressure garment for 2 weeks to help reduce the swelling.
The results of Gynecomastia surgery are visible immediately. However, the final results from your Gynecomastia surgery will only be visible after 3 to 6 months. You don’t have to let Gynecomastia keep you from feeling you most confident. With the help of a skilled, qualified Plastic & Cosmetic surgeon, you can restore a naturally masculine appearance to your chest. Today’s advanced techniques allow for a short surgery, quick recovery, and virtually invisible scars.