Gynecomastia reduction consists in treating over-developed breasts in men which can be on one or both sides and may or may not be symmetrical.
The most common reasons for the procedure
Enlarged breasts in men resulting from excess breast gland tissue or excess fat.
Before the procedure
The surgeon will determine the type of gynecomastia (fat and/or gland). A pre-surgery assessment is done in line with prescriptions. There is also a meeting with the anaesthesiologist at least 48 hours before the procedure.
D DAY – 30: It is highly recommended that patients quit smoking.
D DAY – 10: No medicines containing aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken.
Average duration: 1 to 2 hours.
Liposuction will be performed if the gynecomastia is caused by excess fat. Gynecomastia can also be the result of a large mammary gland. In this case, the surgery will remove the mammary gland. The procedure will depend on the size of the breast and the elasticity of the skin :
- If the skin is elastic and the breast not too large, a short, discrete incision in the shape of a semi-circle is made below the areola.
- If the skin is inelastic (large amount of excess skin), horizontal incisions are made at the level of the areola.
- When the breasts are very large, the incisions are located under the areolas which are removed and grafted.
After the procedure
The period after surgery is moderately painful but easy to manage with common painkillers. There will bruising and swelling for several days. The bandage is changed between the fourth and seventh day after the operation.
It takes six to twelve months to see the final result.