Gynecomastia

CIRUGÍA MAMMARY GLAND

Gynecomastia

This is the name we use for the growth of breasts in men.  It can happen to just one breast or it can be bilateral. Normally, it causes substantial discomfort owing to the feminine appearance of breasts. It occurs owing to the proliferation of mammary gland tissue in a male. It can be due to various causes, although commonly the triggering factor is not found. The surgical technique used differs greatly in terms of the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. Pseudo-gynecomastia refers to the growth of the breasts in men at the expense of fat instead of the mammary gland. In these cases, liposuction will be used for treatment. Dr. Javier Collado will guide you regarding which technique is better suited to your case.

Preguntas Frecuentes

What does the post-operative treatment involve?

In the first week, you need to rest and wear a bandage or a special belt. When in the hospital, drainage is necessary which is then removed a few hours after the intervention or the day after, depending on the type of gynecomastia. The immediate result of the first month is not definitive, it can be seen a few months after the intervention.

Reducción de pecho en hombre
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Who would be the ideal candidate for gynecomastia?

Surgery for gynecomastia correction should be performed on men who are healthy, emotionally stable and of any age. The best results are obtained when the skin is elastic and firm and it adapts to the new body contour. Surgery is not advised for men who are obese or overweight and who have not first tried to address problems with exercise or weight loss. Individuals who drink alcohol to excess or smoke products derived from hash are not considered good candidates either. These drugs, as well as anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. As such, these patients should change their habits first to see if the breasts reduce themselves, before even considering surgery.

When the surgery for mammary reduction is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the complications are rare and generally minor. However, as with all surgery, there are certain risks. These include infection, cutaneous wounds, excessive bleeding and the apparition of seromas. The procedure can cause visible wounds, change of pigmentation in the area of the breast or breasts and slightly asymmetrical nipples. If the asymmetry is evident, a second operation may be required to remove additional tissue.

The secondary temporary effects of the mammary reduction include the decrease of cutaneous sensitivity in the breast, which can take up to a year to recover from.

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