Gynecomastia refers to male breast surgery. The majority of cases have an unknown cause, and despite being a source of embarrassment for many it's rarely discussed. The presence of this breast tissue causes them to be self-aware of their chests and leads them to avoid wearing tighter T-shirts or going bare-chested at the beach
The problems can affect teenagers as well as pensioners. It can be triggered by certain medications, steroids, and illicit drugs as well as medical conditions such as liver disease and certain cancers.
The breast tissue can be fibrous(glandular), fatty or mixture of both. In addition to this, there may be an excess of skin that needs to be excised. During the consultation, a full assessment will be made and the appropriate treatment plan made
Gynaecomastia Surgery is performed under general anesthetic
It does not involve an overnight hospital stay and you will be able to go home the same day
If the problem is mainly fat, then liposuction alone will be sufficient to remove the excess tissue. The incisions will be hidden under the armpit and in the areola.
If the issue is a mainly fibrous gland, then an incision will be made on the lower aspect of the areola and the gland removed.
A combination of fibrous and fatty breast tissue will require an approach that includes both liposuction and direct excision of the gland
The approach to managing excess skin will depend on how much skin excess there is. For most cases of skin excess, an incision around the nipple and removal of skin in the shape of a doughnut ring is sufficient. If the skin excess is more significant then a more radical skin excision will be required leaving a longer scar and the replacement of the nipple to its original position as a skin graft
In each operation, Dr. Faisal will be mindful of not removing too little or too much gland. Of this procedure is performed by inexperienced hands then the visible signs of under and overcorrection are all too obvious
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