Gynaecomastia Liposuction Reduction
What is gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is an excessive enlargement of the male breast and may be present in one breast or in both breasts. It is a common disorder which is a benign glandular enlargement with large fat deposit underneath of the breast at some time in a male’s life, affecting about 50% of men in different racial population. It can cause emotional discomfort and may affect a man’s self-confidence. Excess breast tissue can also cause a man’s breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the hyperpigmentation skin surrounding the nipple).
What reasons can make male’s breast enlarge?
Could comes from weight gain, hereditary conditions, some disease such as liver disease, certain medication, use of non-prescription or recreational drugs, including anabolic steroids and marijuana and hormonal changes. You must see your doctor for a thorough consultation before the procedure. You may need to have a ultrasound to exam your breasts or some blood test to determine if you are suitable for the reduction procedure.
Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?
Any age between 21 – 60 years old man who is suffering gynaecomastia. But need your doctor for assessment before the procedure performed.
How is the procedure performed?
Gynaecomastia reduction procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. Usually it is not required for general anaesthetic, but an option upon request. During the procedure, the excess fat and glandular tissue can be removed using gentle liposuction which is a small incision made in the skin for the area to be treated. A thin metal cannula is inserted through the incision into the fatty glandular tissue area by working the tube back and forth, the fat is evacuated through attached tubing to a suction machine.
How soon can I expect to see result?
You can see the results immediately, but the best result is average about at 6 weeks; and in some cases up to 6 months. Results may vary.
What happens during the post procedure period?
Compression garment need to be worn for 3 to 6 weeks post your surgery. Most time bruise and pain are very common, but it is normal progress of your healing. Medications are prescribed to help with pain, faster healing and to prevent infection. Generally you can return to light duty work after 2 – 3 days. Lymphatic drainage massages are highly recommended for 2 weeks post surgery.
Are there any risks associated with this procedure?
Cosmetic surgical procedure is a formal risky surgical operation
It is Not a “simple beauty treatment”
Like any other procedures, the gynaecomastia reduction by liposuction has risks and complications:
Common risks and complications:
Bruising, swelling, visible scaring/keloid, pain, treatment area hard/firm/lumpy/numbness/tightness, infection, bleeding, haematoma.
Rare risks and complications:
Distortion, deformation, asymmetry, muscle, nerve injury.
Anaesthetic anaphylaxis reaction: rashes, difficulty breathing, cardia arrest.