Gynecomastia – the development of feminine breast tissue on men - can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or use of certain drugs. Some men may feel decreased levels of self-confidence as a result, and may avoid certain physical activities to hide their condition.
About the Surgery
Before surgery it is necessary to have an ultrasound of the breast tissue and to have a special examination taken called needle biopsy, during which a histological sample is taken from the lesion with a thin needle.
The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, which is followed by one night of in-patient clinical observation.
Since most of the breast is made up of fatty tissue, satisfactory results can be obtained using liposuction in a significant number of cases, however in other cases, where there is an excess of glandular tissue, surgical removal may be required. During the surgery, the size of a ‘feminine’ nipple can be re-shaped and made smaller to form a masculine oval.
Suture Removal: between 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Restriction from Exercise and Physical Strain: 4 to 5 weeks after surgery.
The wearing of an elastic bandage or compression garment is required after surgery for 1 to 2 weeks.