It can be effectively treated with minimal discomfort because of the advancement of
technology and medical science. Entire course of gynecomastia includes pre-op consultation,
surgical procedure and post-op recovery procedure.
First of all, a candidate needs to understand the type of gynecomastia one is having and a
detailed consultation with the concerned aesthetic surgeon id highly required. Before planning
the surgical steps, a surgeon evaluates the severity of the condition, one’s breast tissues
including glandular and fatty and thereby determining the right approach of surgery gets easier
for a physician.
The ratio of the glandular and fatty tissues varies from each candidate to another. If, in case, the amount of the fatty tissue is more than that of the gland tissues, surgical fat removal procedure will be appropriate to treat the condition. Glandular tissues, on the other hand, are usually surgically removed with a scalpel. There are times, when both the surgical procedures can be combined to treat gynecomastia. Usually, the surgery is carried out under general anesthesia although in some cases local anesthesia might be used along with intravenous sedation.
A candidate is able to gain immediate results along with swelling, temporary bruising and scarring and these will be minimized over a span of six weeks. An aesthetic surgeon prescribes compression garments and pain medication along with recommending a healthy lifestyle. A good session or pre-operative consultation minimizes the possibilities of post-surgical complications.
As per the cosmetic surgeons, there is no particular age which defines the occurrence of male breasts and the need of surgery to be performed. Most of the times, these cases are evaluated on the basis of the respective individuals who are considering an aesthetic surgery. Usually, newborn and adolescent boys face the issue of gynecomastia more often than the other age groups. In some of the cases, the condition disappears with the passing course of time, while in some cases; surgical procedure is required for the removal of breast tissues. Sometimes, elderly persons and athletes also tend to experience this condition.
Gynecomastia and excess weight gain might be co-incidental in some cases but greater increase of fatty tissues often lead one to accumulate excess fat around the chest region and in some cases, this can be treated with the right kind of exercises and balanced diet.
Gynecomastia occurs as a side effect when certain medications or drugs are consumed on a regular basis. For instance, body building steroids can worsen this condition.
Any kind of cosmetic surgery, including gynecomastia procedure, has the potentiality of some amount of risk factors and most importantly, each case is different in terms of how a candidate’s body is going to response to the surgical procedure. It has been majorly observed that male breast removal is a safe surgery and there are no involvements of major complications if everything goes right. However, minimal discomforts like pain, tenderness, numbness, temporary scarring and stiffness are common and these can be controlled with adequate medications.
The cost of the surgery varies on widely differing factors such as the skills and qualifications of the surgeon, severity of the condition, geographical location of the surgical clinic, and fees of the pre-op surgical tests, post-operative medications and pressure garments and so on. Though, the possibilities of successful outcomes are higher when the surgery is performed by a skilled surgeon, a candidate needs to be prepared for the cost of revision surgery as well. The surgery ensures healthy recovery and the final outcomes are certainly long-lasting.
The recovery procedure completely depends on the lifestyle and health condition of individual candidate and the recovery span may take about two to three weeks. One can resume daily chores of life once the aesthetic surgeon has advised so. Ensuring sufficient rest and well-balanced diet can help one to recover faster. After the initial healing span is over, a candidate can witness steady and gradual improvements in the chest contour.
A candidate must follow all the instruction given by the cosmetic surgeon in order to gain healthier and faster recovery. Eating balanced diet, doing mild exercises, consumption of regular pain medications, having a positive frame of mind and avoiding any kind of stress help one to go through a smooth healing span.
It is strongly advised that a candidate consults a well-skilled and board-certified aesthetic surgeon who has a significant amount of experience in performing gynecomastia surgery for a long span of time. One needs to ensure meeting the physician in person and know more about his/ her background, personal skills and overall experience. Along with finding the right gynecomastia surgeon, one must focus on finding out the right aesthetic surgery clinic. We, at Harley Gynecomastia Clinic provide the candidates with free consultation session before proceeding with the final surgical procedure.
As it is mentioned before, apart from being a hormonal controlled condition, gynecomastia can also be caused due to obesity and especially, middle aged men experience this condition. Therefore, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle consisting of regular exercise and consumption of balanced food.