Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons
Gynaecomastia is a common condition characterized by the enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males. It often results from an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones, and while it's generally not a serious problem, it can cause significant psychological distress and physical discomfort.
At SRGN, our gynaecomastia surgery is a personalized solution designed to correct this condition and restore a more masculine appearance to the chest. This treatment option can be transformative, leading to both aesthetic and emotional improvements.
The Procedure: The gynaecomastia surgery involves the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest. In many cases, liposuction is combined with surgical excision to achieve the desired contour. The choice of technique is determined by factors such as the amount of excess tissue, skin elasticity, and the patient's overall health.
The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes between 1-2 hours. Incisions are carefully made either around the areola or within the natural creases of the chest, minimizing visible scarring. The surgeon then removes the necessary tissue and repositions the remaining tissue and skin to create a more natural chest appearance.
Preparation and Aftercare: Patients need to undergo a comprehensive evaluation to determine their suitability for the procedure. This includes a medical history review, physical examination, and possibly some laboratory tests. Preparation also involves avoiding certain medications and smoking.
Aftercare is an essential part of the recovery process. Patients will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, medications to aid healing, and when to follow up with the surgeon. A special compression garment may be worn to support the new chest contour as it heals.
Gynaecomastia can affect men of all ages and may be the result of various underlying conditions, including hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs. Those who experience discomfort, embarrassment, or find that gynaecomastia interferes with their daily activities may benefit significantly from this surgery.
Why Choose SRGN? At SRGN, our skilled team of professionals ensures that every patient receives the highest standard of care. Our surgeons are highly experienced in gynaecomastia surgery and understand the unique needs and goals of each patient. We take the time to explain the procedure, answer questions, and provide support throughout the entire process.
Choosing to undergo gynaecomastia surgery is a significant decision, and we at SRGN are committed to providing a treatment experience that is both effective and supportive. The satisfaction and well-being of our patients are our utmost priorities, and we strive to offer a procedure that can truly make a positive difference in their lives.
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Gynaecomastia surgery is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Like all surgical procedures, there are inherent risks and potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. At SRGN, we adhere to rigorous safety standards, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Preoperative assessments are conducted to identify any underlying health issues that could pose risks, and postoperative care is carefully managed to monitor recovery and minimize potential complications. Patients are provided with detailed pre and postoperative instructions and have access to our skilled medical team to address any concerns. This approach ensures that risks are minimized and that patient safety is at the forefront of our care.
The ideal candidate for gynaecomastia surgery is a male who is troubled by the appearance of enlarged breast tissue and is in good overall health. The candidate should be close to his ideal weight, with stabilized breast development. It's essential that the candidate have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of surgery, understanding both the potential benefits and limitations. Factors such as age, skin quality, lifestyle habits (such as smoking), and underlying medical conditions will be considered during a comprehensive consultation at SRGN. Each patient's unique situation is evaluated to determine suitability for the procedure, ensuring that the treatment plan is tailored to individual needs and goals.
Gynaecomastia surgery provides long-lasting, often permanent results for most men. However, the sustainability of results can be influenced by various factors, such as significant weight fluctuations, hormonal imbalances, or the use of certain medications that might trigger breast tissue growth. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can contribute to the longevity of the results. At SRGN, our commitment extends beyond the operating room, and we provide guidance and support to help our patients maintain their results. Follow-up appointments and ongoing communication with our medical team ensure that patients are well-equipped to enjoy their renewed chest appearance for years to come.
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process following any surgical procedure. In gynaecomastia surgery, incisions are strategically placed in discreet locations, such as around the areola or along natural chest contours, to minimize visibility. Our skilled surgeons employ meticulous surgical techniques to ensure that incisions are as minimal as possible. Over time, with proper care, scars typically fade and become less noticeable. At SRGN, we also provide guidance on scar care, including the use of topical treatments and sun protection, to further enhance the healing process. The goal is always to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result with minimal scarring.
Post-surgery care is a crucial component of successful gynaecomastia surgery, and at SRGN, we provide a comprehensive aftercare plan. This includes specific instructions regarding wound care, medications for pain management and infection prevention, activity restrictions, and wearing a compression garment to support the healing tissues. Regular follow-up appointments allow our medical team to monitor progress and address any concerns promptly. We also provide continuous access to our care team for questions or concerns outside of scheduled appointments. Our commitment to personalized aftercare ensures a smooth and supported recovery, fostering optimal healing, and satisfaction with the final results.