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Gynaecomastia

Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

What is Gynaecomastia?

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.

At a glance

Treatment Time

1-2 hours

Mobility

Limited for first week

Hospital Stay

1-2 days

Full Recovery

6 weeks

Time off work

1-2 weeks

Shower

48 hours post-surgery

Exercise

6 weeks

Driving

1 week

Benefits of the treatment

The benefits of gynaecomastia surgery at SRGN extend well beyond the physical realm, offering a life-changing transformation that resonates on multiple levels. Beginning with the enhanced appearance, the surgical removal of excess breast tissue and fat allows for a more masculine chest contour, enabling men to feel more comfortable and confident in their clothing. This improved self-image often leads to a significant boost in self-esteem, allowing men to engage fully in activities they may have previously avoided.

The liberation from self-consciousness, coupled with the physical comfort gained by alleviating symptoms like skin irritation or tenderness, can create a newfound sense of body confidence.

The long-lasting results of gynaecomastia surgery can also serve as a profound reminder of personal growth and self-care. With adherence to a healthy lifestyle, the results can be enjoyed for years, providing ongoing value and satisfaction. As men discover the freedom to engage in physical activities, wear a broader range of clothing styles, and even experience increased confidence in the workplace, the positive ripple effects of this surgery become evident. The tailored approach at SRGN ensures that each individual's unique needs and goals are met, providing the most natural and pleasing results possible.

One of the most vital aspects of gynaecomastia surgery is the positive psychological impact it often brings. The ability to alleviate feelings of embarrassment or anxiety related to one's appearance contributes to a more positive mental state and overall quality of life. Coupled with increased motivation to maintain physical health, and even professional life improvements, the benefits continue to unfold. Furthermore, the supportive care provided at SRGN, from consultation through recovery, serves to enhance the overall patient experience. Patients are guided and supported at each step, ensuring that all questions are answered, and all needs are met.

The empowerment and control that come with choosing gynaecomastia surgery cannot be overlooked. For many men, this condition can feel like a loss of control over their bodies, and surgery provides a means to reclaim that control proactively. It is more than just an enhancement of appearance; it's a profound step towards a higher quality of life and self-perception.

At SRGN, we understand the multifaceted nature of this journey, and we are committed to offering a procedure that resonates on a deeply personal level. Through expert care, empathy, and the highest standards of medical excellence, we strive to make this transformative experience both effective and meaningful for each patient we serve.

Is Gynaecomastia Surgery Safe?

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.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For This Surgery?

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.

How Long Will The Results Last?

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.

Will There Be Visible Scars?

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.

What Is Post-Surgery Care Like?

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.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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