Project Description

Gynecomastia

What is Gynecomastia
(Cosmetic Operation)?

Gynecomastia (male breast reduction surgery) consists of a breast reduction surgery performed on men who have an excess of mammary glands, either due to hormonal, pharmacological, obesity or drug use causes. The operation is usually performed under general anesthesia and requires hospitalization.

Among the common causes of this problem, the following can be mentioned:

  • • Poor estrogen metabolism
  • • Hormonal problems
  • • Weight Gain
  • • Hereditary conditions
  • • Diseases such as liver disease
  • • The effect of some drugs
  • • Use of over-the-counter or experimental drugs, including anabolic steroids
  • • Marijuana
  • • Accumulation of fat and obesity

Who is a Good Candidate?

Any male who suffers from overgrowth in breast tissue or who suffers from asymmetric breast enlargement can have this operation. For patients who have not yet completed puberty, they may be at risk of developing the same problems again, there is no harm in having the operation done when desired. Still, in general, it is suggested to wait until the age of 18. The hormonal fluctuations that occur with puberty become regular on their own within a few years, and breast growth may stop.

So you are a good candidate for Gynecomastia if:

  • • You are physically healthy.
  • • You have realistic expectations after the surgery.
  • • Your breast size is fully grown.
  • • You are not a smoker or drug user.

The Procedure

Preparation Before the Surgery

Before the operation, a medical examination will be performed on the patient to ensure that he is in a compatible state of health to undergo surgery under general anesthesia.

The operation consists of making a small incision around the areola to eliminate the accumulations of fat and mammary glandular tissue, achieving a firm and flat-looking chest. If the problem of the breasts is only an excess of fatty tissue, the intervention will be carried out through a small incision using a liposuction technique based on the suction of fat through a hollow cannula attached to a vacuum pump. The scars of this intervention are not visible, and the result is totally definitive and satisfactory.

Recovery

After Gynecomastia Surgery

The postoperative period consists of absolute rest for 48 hours after surgery, in a semi-reclined position. In the first days, the patient may feel discomfort, and for two weeks should avoid physical activities. He will also have to wear a special girdle for up to 30 days after the operation.

Possible complications

Side effects of Gynecomastia (male breast reduction surgery) are usually rare because the surgery has no effect on the internal organs of the body and the surgery is performed on the skin and fat of the breast and will not cause any problems for the person in the future.

But it might have some possible complications such as:

  • • Swelling (edema)
  • • Bruising somewhere on the chest
  • • Pain and discomfort
  • • Numbness of the treated areas
  • • Hematoma (collection of blood)
  • • Seroma (fluid accumulation)
  • • Infection
  • • Asymmetries

Or some rare complications such as:

  • • Changes in nipple sensation can be temporary or permanent.
  • • Damage to deeper structures, such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs, can be temporary or permanent.
  • • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications.
  • • Fatty tissue in the breast may die (fat necrosis)
  • • Persistent pain
  • • Poor wound healing
  • • Possibility of revision surgery.
  • • Unfavorable scars

Cost & Price

$3,000-$5,000, Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you. The Consult session is free.

Performing Surgeon

 Dr. Stephanie Byun MD, FRCSC 

Dr. Narayanan Nandagopal, MB, FRCPS, FRCS, FRC

Dr. Jiayi Hu MD, FRCSC, Hon.B.Sc.

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