What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, also known as enlarged men breasts or man boobs, affects almost 70% of men. The condition is due to enlarged glands, caused mostly by a hormonal imbalance or an accumulation of fatty tissue in the chest area. These lumps sometimes disappear over time but can also continue to grow resulting in what is commonly referred to as ‘moobs’.
How does gynecomastia surgery work?
- Removes the glandular tissue and/or fat excess
- Removes any excess skin
- Restores the natural aspect of the chest area
Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
Anaesthesia: Gynecomastia surgery can be carried out under sedation, local or general anaesthesia.
Gland Excision: If glandular breast tissue or excess skin needs to be removed during the gynecomastia surgery, the surgeon will most likely use the excision technique. This method is also used to reduce the areola and reposition the nipple in its natural position.
VASER Liposuction: Liposuction is one of the treatment methods for gynecomastia, used to remove the excess fat in the chest area surrounding the breast tissue.
Combination of VASER Liposuction & Gland Excision: Depending on the individual situation of the patient, both liposuction and excision might be needed to achieve the desired results.
Gynecomastia Surgery Results
The procedure takes approximately two hours and the patient can return home the same day. There will be soreness in the chest for a few days, but the surgeon will prescribe painkillers. The full recovery time usually takes around 1 week.