Gynecomastia is a condition where men have enlarged female-like breast effecting dues to excessive glandular tissue or fat. Breast Gynecomastia correction is a surgery performed on men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable. The best results are achieved on men with firm, elastic skin. It is an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.
Gynecomastia caused by excessive glandular tissue will be excised. Using a small incision under the arm or on the edge of the areola, the surgeon cuts away excessive glandular tissue, fat, and skin from around the sides and bottom of the breast. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with an excision.
Gynecomastia caused by excessive fatty tissue can be corrected by liposuction. A cannula, a small hollow tube, connected to a vacuum is in inserted into an incision around the areola or under the arm. The surgeon uses the cannula to break up the fat tissue and suction it out.
Recovery usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. An elastic pressure garment may be suggested to help reduce swelling. Sometimes drains will be inserted to pump out excess fluid. The drains are removed within a few days after surgery.