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 or General

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. Jorge Planas
Dr. Jorge Planas

Gynecomastia is a disorder suffered by men when their breasts increase in size. This problem, in addition to causing an aesthetic deformity, can sometimes prevent the affected person from developing his life with total normality. The best result is obtained when the skin is elastic and firm and adapts to the new body contour.

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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. Jaume Masià
Dr. Jaume Masià

This technique that allows to correct the disproportionate enlargement of the breast, makes the man feel more comfortable with his new image and return to carry out activities and develop his life with total normality.

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Dr. Mike Dewever
Dr.  Mike Dewever

To correct gynecomastia, excess fat is removed by liposuction and if there is excess breast tissue, it is removed through a small incision, resulting in a well-contoured chest.

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Dr. Ramón Tarragona
Dr.  Ramón Tarragona

Adolescent or pubertal gynecomastia affects between 48-60% of male adolescents and has a significant impact on their social interaction and self-esteem. This sometimes hinders their involvement in social and sports activities, for fear of wearing tight clothing or requiring the absence of it, as in the case of swimming.

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Dra. Gemma Pons
Dra.  Gemma Pons

Gynecomastia can appear transiently in development during some time of puberty, more frequently between the ages of 13-14 years to disappear naturally upon reaching adulthood.

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