Correction of Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia is a medical problem that occurs in the male population. Basically is the abnormal fat concentration in the male breast area or the hypertrophy of the male breast gland or the combination of both. Gynaecomastia may be diagnosed during childhood or early adolescent. Most often it subsides and disappears during adulthood. In case the problem remains or reoccurs later due to weight gain, anabolic or steroid use and specific medication use it can be treated with different procedures. In rare cases gynaecomastia may appear due to other medical problems or in rare syndromes, which are investigated and excluded before surgery.

Usually correction of gynaecomastia is performed with liposuction of the male breast area. Using very small incisions, excess fat is aspirated. Postoperatively patients will need to wear a sports bra for few weeks. In some cases liposuction may not be enough and excision of the hypertrophic male gland is necessary, through a small incision in the areola. The above procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, under sedation or light general anesthesia.

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