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Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue of men increases its size excessively. This condition is commonly caused by the hormonal changes that men undergo as they go from childhood to adolescence and later to adulthood, although they also can be generated by the prolonged use of certain medications or hormones. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes causing pain, but especially discomfort and shame for men who suffer from it. Although it sometimes disappears on its own, it is also treated with medication or corrective surgery. Breast reduction with breast glands excision is the most common procedure for gynecomastia which needs a surgical treatment. This procedure can be performed on the stand-alone basis or it can be combined with any liposuction procedure; this decision made by surgeons depends on the structure and treatment need of the excessive breast tissue of each patient.

Who Is This For?

Men who are healthy and have a normal weight but the size of their breasts bothers them.

Treatment Duration

1 hour

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Breast asymmetry or breast shape irregularities
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Pain and discomfort

Recovery Time

1 week

Success Rate: 95%

Alternative Treatments

  • Laser Liposuction
  • Slim Lipo
  • Liposuction

How Does it Work?

One of the main benefits of gynecomastia corrective surgery is that it improves the appearance of your body and changes your quality of life by helping to eliminate the self-esteem and confidence problems that having a feminine-looking breast can generate.

In young people, this condition can become socially devastating, as it is a source of stigma and cruel jokes in the school environment.

Gynecomastia surgical correction, known as male breast reduction with breast glands excision, can eliminate the problem and help both children and young people regain their self-esteem. It offers a more proportioned and firmer chest, helping to restore your self-confidence and making you feel better.

What Does a Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Involve?

1.         Consultation for Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision

Your male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment process begins with an online consultation. Our experts listen to your complaints, your health story, and your expectations and they will inform you about whether you need a male breast reduction with breast glands excision or any other procedure. It is important to share all your medical information that may be useful at this stage. If available, please share your gynecomastia diagnosis and treatment process documents, imaging results and information about your current health status during this online consultation.

2.         Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

After the first stage is done, we offer a list of clinics and surgeons that meet the criteria you provide us. You will then examine all and select one of them. Depending on your choice, we move on to the next step which includes planning your trip and the entire male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment process.

3.         Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a detailed consultation with your surgeon. Everything about your male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment will be discussed and decided during this consultation. Your doctor will listen to your doubts and wishes to understand them. Then you will explain your medical history in detail to assess any symptoms that may be associated with gynecomastia and to investigate possible risk factors. Your doctor will give you a series of preoperative instructions that include routine laboratory tests and an ultrasound of your pectoral region to determine if the volume of this region is due to an enlargement of the mammary gland, fat accumulation or a combination of both. Furthermore, a physical examination is essential to understand the possible causes of your gynecomastia condition, such as thyroid changes, increased testicular volume, etc.

4.         Medical Examinations

Your surgeon will conduct some tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the male breast reduction with breast glands excision surgery. Some blood tests and breast ultrasound are usually requested. Other tests may also be indicated based on the clinical findings and your surgeon's suspicions. Every patient is required to undergo preliminary examinations to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk detected at this stage, surgeons try to eliminate them first. You'll need to stop certain medications, including aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as blood thinners, to avoid the risk of bleeding. You should quit smoking and alcohol a few weeks before surgery.

5.         Surgery

The goal of treatment in gynecomastia patients is to reduce the size of breasts that have increased in volume, restore a normal male breast contour, and correct deformities of the breast, nipple, or areola. Common reduction methods include liposuction, removal of excess glandular tissue, or the use of a combination of liposuction and breast glands excision.

The breast glands (or mammary glands) excision technique is recommended when the mammary glandular tissue or excess skin must be removed to achieve gynecomastia correction. Excision is also necessary if the areola is reduced or if the nipple is repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on specific conditions and surgical preference. Depending on the patient's condition and surgical preference, gynecomastia can be treated by combining excision and liposuction techniques.

  • In any case, this surgery is performed using local anesthesia and sedation techniques, or by general anesthesia depending on the case.
  •  The procedure generally takes about one to two hours to complete, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed.
  • For many men, liposuction of the chest is all it takes to produce good results, and this is done through small incisions.
  •  If the breast tissue needs to be removed, a small semicircular incision in the areola (skin around the nipple) will be required so that the breast tissue can be removed leaving as little scarring as possible.
  • If excess skin needs to be removed and stretched as well, this will be done through additional incisions.

Post-Operative Instructions of Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision

  • It is recommended that you have the help of someone to take you home and accompany you the first two days after the procedure.
  • You must have absolute rest.
  • Follow a balanced diet. Add fruits to your diet and be sure to increase your fluid intake.
  • Follow the instructions for taking pain relievers and remember to avoid consuming aspirin-containing medications, unless approved by your surgeon.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 3 weeks and whenever you are taking pain medication.
  • If you smoke you should avoid it during recovery because smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.
  • You must use a compression garment for 2 months.
  • You can take a normal bath the day after the procedure.
  • You can return to work 3 to 5 days after the procedure as long as your surgeon approves it.



Is Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Procedure Painful?

Post-operative pain can be experienced and it easily relieves by taking prescribed pain medications for a few days.

Are the Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Results Permanent?

The results of reducing mammoplasty with breast glands excision in men are permanent. However, if gynecomastia was caused by the use of medications such as steroids or by weight gain, you should speak to your surgeon so that he or she recommends other types of medications or tells you how to manage them. Regarding weight gain, it is something that you must control in order not to relapse.

How Long Should I Wait Before Going to The Beach or Using A Swimming Pool?

You should not expose the incisions to waters that are not well treated until you are completely healed, this can facilitate infection. The general recommendation is to wait at least four weeks after the intervention.



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