Gynaecomastia is a condition where male breasts abnormally increase in size and volume, this condition is commonly known as 'man boobs'. This can be due to excessive local fat, excessive local glandular tissue, or a combination of the two. The condition can present on only one side or bilaterally. The male chest should be flat and square and thus giving a masculine image, however, if a patient develops Gynaecomastia it can cause emotional distress and result in social reclusion.
Gynaecomastia Correction Details
A Gynaecomastia correction operation is basically a male breast reduction; depending on the severity of each case, the procedure involves surgical excision of excessive glandular tissue, excessive fat and, where necessary, excessive skin. However, in mild cases of this condition, excessive fat can be removed via liposuction alone. In some individuals, an areola reduction can also be done at the same time in order to enhance the overall result.
Gynaecomastia Correction Results
Swelling and Bruising will subside within 2-4 weeks and the new shape of the breasts will continue to remodel and improve over 12 months. The scars from the surgery will improve over 2 years. As pressure garment will be required to be worn for 4 weeks after the operation.