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.
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.
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.
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