In men and surgery to remove it are things that sometimes occur in modern medical practice. Enlarged breasts prevent a man from wearing tight clothes and make him feel awkward when he undresses. Advances in plastic surgery make it possible to relieve a man of the psychological discomfort caused by this pathology.
Male breast reduction is an operation to remove glandular tissue and excess fat.
The procedure not only reduces the overly large male breasts but also emphasizes the virtues of the muscles. The breasts become more relieved, masculine, and the scars are almost invisible. Often this surgery is performed during liposuction.
What Does Surgery do?
According to statistics, more than half of men face this problem. In some cases, enlarged breasts are the result of taking hormonal drugs.
Regardless of the cause, such an aesthetic defect often makes you self-conscious about your body and can lead to problems in personal life and in some cases in professional activities. Surgery allows you to get rid of the complex, to feel freer in your choice of clothing, and sometimes to eliminate unpleasant feelings in the breast area.
Preparation for Procedure
When men’s breasts are enlarged, they should first consult an endocrinologist, who will determine the type of gynecomastia:
- True – developed due to hormonal imbalance and the predominance of female hormones.
- False – appeared due to an increase in fatty tissue.
Depending on the type, the method of surgical intervention is chosen. If gynecomastia is false, the surgeon can remove fat deposits through small holes with liposuction. If necessary, nipple correction is performed. If gynecomastia is true, the surgeon corrects the glandular and fatty tissue and repositions the nipple.
In some cases, it is possible to remove gynecomastia using both techniques simultaneously.
The process of breast reduction begins with a consultation. At this stage, the doctor examines the medical records, establishes the presence of contraindications. If the patient takes medications or has chronic diseases, the doctor should keep this in mind. It is also necessary to tell about surgical interventions, which were carried out earlier.
Next, a medical examination is performed. At this stage, it is important to understand whether the increase in size is caused by a tumor, benign or malignant. If all is well, measurements are taken, the amount of work is determined, and the method of intervention, based on the wishes of the patient. If there are health doubts, the cosmetologist will refer you to a profile specialist.
Two weeks before the procedure, you must exclude alcohol, smokeless, not eat heavy or fatty foods, and not engage in sports that involve increased physical activity.
How Does the Surgery Take Place?
There are several methods of carrying out this operation. The specific choice is made depending on the amount of excess tissue and the shape of the breast. Most often, the tissue is removed through an incision that runs along the border of the areola. This location of the suture allows the scar to be almost invisible.
In some cases, to achieve the best aesthetic result, the nipple and areola are moved and the procedure is accompanied by liposuction of the breast or torso. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 2.5 hours.
The recovery period depends on the extent of the intervention. In the lightest cases, the patient is allowed to go home the same day. After a few days, you can return to an active lifestyle. However, within 2-3 months, there may be swelling in the area of intervention. During this period, physical activity is also not recommended, especially related to lifting weights. Wearing compression garments is also recommended.