One of the most well-known imperfections that affects them is gynecomastia, i.e. the pronounced development of the breast due to an increase in the mammary gland or the accumulation of fat. The causes of gynecomastia are generally due to hormonal problems, obesity, drinking or ageing.
For adult men with a normal weight, a fit and athletic body, gynecomastia can generate embarrassment and loss of self-esteem because the body you live in is not very toned, not very virile and different from what you would like to have. Fortunately, it is possible to solve this complication and give a man's chest the right shape and proportions back again. The final result? A more defined and attractive body for a more confident man.
When gynecomastia depends on the increase in the mammary gland, I proceed with its removal, if it depends on excess fat, and we are talking about the majority of cases, I proceed with liposuction surgery. In the rare cases where both conditions occur, it is possible to remove the mammary gland and aspirate the fat during the same operation. When liposution is not enough i rarely use the open approach where a small incision is placed below the nipples to directly remove the glandular tissue.
A first visit allows me to understand the origin of gynecomastia and advise the patient on the appropriate type of surgeries, illustrate the risks and achievable results. The operation is performed under general anesthesia, takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization.
Upon awakening, the chest will present swelling and for protective purposes I recommend the use of an elastic band for about three weeks. For three days it is essential to rest completely. On the tenth day or so after the operation I will remove the stitches. From the fourth week, finally, the final results can be appreciated: a uniform chest with natural lines and a more harmonious and beautiful body.