Gynecomastia, a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities, wearing skin hugging outfits and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat (false gynecomastia)
- Excess glandular tissue development (true gynecoamstia)
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present in one breast or both breasts
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In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used.
Liposuction with or without excision techniques are recommended where there is presence of glandular breast tissue or excess skin.
What is the period of special care required in the hospital?
A morning to evening stay in the centre is all that is required.
What precautions are to be taken post surgery?
After surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You will be able to return to work within a five to seven days. Most normal activities including exercise may be resumed after three weeks or when your surgeon advises you to do so. Vigorous movements, especially arm movements or heavy lifting may be restricted for two to three weeks.
When will the results be apparent?
The results of Gynecomastia are visible immediately post surgery. The swelling may take 3 weeks to 3 months to subside.