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Advantages of Gynaecomastia
Gynecomastia is a medical term meaning male breast enlargement. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, Vaser liposuction or open male breast surgery can be very helpful. The procedures remove fatty tissue and in the case of open surgery glandular tissue too from the breasts, and in extreme cases excess skin.
- High success rate
- 90 minutes
- Moderate discomfort
- Day procedure
- Usually local anaesthesia +/- IV sedation
Male breast reduction surgery is performed or under local anaesthesia with sedation or under general anaesthesia. The breast is made up of two main components, glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty tissue (soft). The ratio of glandular to fatty tissue in any breast varies from individual to individual and in gynaecomastia there may be an excess of both. If there is predominantly a diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast, liposuction is the usual treatment. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of breast enlargement, it may need to be cut out with a scalpel. This will leave a scar, usually around the nipple edge. This excision can be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more obvious scars.
Following male gynaecomastia repair you will need to keep your chest well supported. We recommend you wear a surgical grade chest compression garment for at least 1-3 weeks. Your dressings will be removed approximately 7-10 days after your surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after 6 weeks for a follow-up assessment. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. It is recommended that you take 1-2 weeks off work and avoid physical contact sport for six weeks.
Ideal candidates for a male breast reduction are males who have enlarged breasts and feel self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts
Following open surgery the chest is swollen and bruised for a while and it can be difficult to assess the full effect of the operation. To help reduce swelling, patients are often instructed to wear an elastic pressure garment continuously for up to six weeks. Your wound will be checked around 7-10 days after your surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after 6 weeks for a follow- up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. It is advisable to refrain from exercise for about three weeks and, in general, it takes about six weeks before one can return to completely normal activities. Liposuction is the usual treatment if there is predominantly a diffuse fatty enlargement of the breast.
If the skin is good and elastic Vaser liposuction is a good minimally invasive treatment. Many patients prefer it as an alternative to open surgery as it is a key hole technique with a quicker recovery and good results. Where there is a large amount of glandular tissue or an excess amount of skin an open surgical technique is preferred.
Mr Hassan Shaaban | Plastic Surgeon
Face, Breast and Body Contouring Surgery
GMC Number: 4560472
Consultations: 99 Harley Street
His aesthetic interest lies in the field of earlobe reductions, face and neck lifts, mini, breast work and full tummy tucks and cellulaze laser therapy for cellulite.
I can’t recommend EA clinic enough. I have had several procedures there now (vaser liposuction, mole removal and peels) and between Gill and Dr Anthony I have been so well looked after. They are consistently professional, passionate and clear in the options they provide you. Whether it is consultation, procedure or aftercare Dr Anthony always has so much time to make you feel at ease and fully informed. Both Gill and Dr Anthony are also friendly which is so lovely and welcoming as a patient. Overall I feel so much happier and confident since seeing the team at EA Clinic.
Published 13 June 2018