Gynecomastia or enlarged breasts in men is solvable

Written by: Dr. Julio Puig
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Gynecomastia is enlargement of one or both mammary glands and affects 40-60% of men. The intervention involves removing fat and glandular breast tissue. Recovery is rapid and the patient may again have adequate chest contour.

Gynecomastia: what is

The medical term comes from Greek and means "similar to those of women mamas". Specifically it is the pathological enlargement of one or both mammary glands in man.Gynecomastia is a common aesthetic problem among the male population which affects an estimated 40-60% of men. It is caused by excess adipose tissue in the breast or one or both breasts.This disorder affects negatively on the image of a man, because not only harms their physical, but also gives feminine image. The aim of the intervention is to restore an adequate male chest contour.Usually it is a (non-cancerous) benign condition that can occur due to many causes.

Causes of Gynecomastia

- Usually occur in teenagers or young by hormonal changes

- By use of medications such as excessive consumption of nutritional products or drugs with steroids

- By ingestion of alcohol and other toxic substances such as marijuana

- Overweight- Other causes unknown


Who can undergo Gynecomastia intervention?

                                                         Gynecomastia surgery is specially designed for men concerned about their appearance and aesthetic appearance, allowing them to substantially reduce the size of the breasts.Gynecomastia intervention: what it isThe intervention consists mainly of removing fat and glandular breast tissue. Sometimes he also will choose to remove the excess skin to get a firm chest, flat and well defined. In the same intervention gynecomastia, and depending on each case, the correction of the teats can be performed.In most interventions plastic surgery two small incisions are made, it being possible to remove excess fat through the technique of liposuction aspiration using a cannula attached to a vacuum pump which is responsible for sucking fat, eliminating the same time small or moderate excesses of mammary gland. In cases of large volumes it is necessary to remove excess skin to fit properly to the new breast contour. If additional fat is necessary to remove more mammary gland, it is performed through a small incision along the lower half of the areola.


Results of intervention Gynecomastia

The best result is obtained when the skin is elastic and firm, allowing to fit the new body contour easily and quickly. The intervention is not recommended for obese or overweight people who have not corrected the problem of weight or are in any weight loss treatment. Once the desired weight loss is achieved, it is time to perform the surgery.Aftercare following the intervention of GynecomastiaAfter surgery, the patient must wear a compression garment for a period of approximately 4-6 weeks so that the skin fits and fits snugly to the chest. The patient can make an active life, avoiding overexertion and sports activities for about three weeks. Although the result may become evident almost immediately, within 4-6 weeks the swelling will be gone, reaching the final results in 5-6 months, which is when they will have produced the skin retraction and adaptation of the same.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Julio Puig
Plastic surgery

Dr. Julio Puig is a renowned Plastic Surgeon who has more than 25 years of experience in the profession, working in centers of medical excellence in Spain and the United States. Among his many achievements, he is the founder and director of the Domiciliary Hospitalization Unit of the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia from 1989 to 1991. He is a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery by opposition MIR at the Hospital de Bellvitge de Barcelona. The doctor has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Pilar Clinic of Barcelona for 15 years and currently works as a Plastic Surgeon in the VITHAS-NISA Hospital 9 de Octubre de Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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