Gynecomastia


Treatment

Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast. This alteration leads to problems in men who, on occasions, can be prevented from leading a completely normal life. 

The excessive growth of breasts may be due to glands, fat or both. A breast scan is used to determine the cause so that the right technique may be chosen for each specific case.


Surgery duration

1 hour

Bed

It is not required

Recovery

1 week

Anesthesia

Local with sedation

Effect

Immediate

Results

Long-lasting


Procedure

The operation is normally carried out under general anesthesia although, in those cases where the alteration is not significant, it may be done under local anesthesia and sedation.

The procedure consists of removing the mammary content via small incisions, generally located in the armpit. If the content is fat, liposuction alone is sufficient. If it is more glandular, then the gland must be removed.

Hospitalisation

Hospitalization normally lasts 24 hours.

Anaesthesia

The operation is normally carried out under general anesthesia although, in those cases where the alteration is not significant, it may be done under local anesthesia and sedation.


Preoperative recommendations

As with all surgery, a full medical exam must be carried out to detect any abnormality that would contraindicate the operation.


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Aftercare

Afterwards, the patient needs to wear a chest support or corset for a month and be given lymph draining massages to accelerate recovery.

Four days after the operation, patients can resume normal activity.

The final results are noticeable after three months, as the skin requires time to return to normal after inflammation and to adapt to the new size of the breast.



Expert opinion

Dr. Gabriel Planas
Dr. Gabriel Planas

Gynecomastia, either through liposuction or resection, allows men to get rid of the gland and mammary fat excess that gives them a complex.

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Dr. Carlos del Cacho
Dr. Carlos del Cacho

This breast defect is more frequent in male. In most of the cases, the main reason for the consultation is the emotional impact that this alteration involves due to shape and size, and the resulting behavior of hiding it in daily life. Its objective is to get a normal appearance of the male chest, with the smallest possible scar. In this sense, liposuction has emerged as one of the most important techniques to apply in this pathology.

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Dr. Artur Carbonell
Dr. Artur Carbonell

Gynecomastia is corrected by removing the excess fat through liposuction, and in case of an excess mammary tissue, it is removed with a small incision, providing a well contoured chest.

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