What is Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes abnormally enlarged breasts in males. It is common for teens and older men alike. Women have breasts which are enlarged naturally after puberty.However, in certain cases, men may also have enlarged breasts which may appear like a female breast. Such men are in need of Gynaecomastia.
How is Gynaecomastia caused?
This can be caused by several factors including:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Side effects of drugs
- Old age
What are the signs of Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is quite visible when you see prominent breasts in males. However, the person who has male breasts also suffers from pain in breast area and formation of extra tissues around nipples.
How can Gynaecomastia be treated?
Male breast syndrome can become quite an embarrassing situation for some men who are suffering from it. Gynaecomastia, however can be treated through a safe cosmetic surgery which not only improves physical appearance of a person but also helps him in building confidence. The surgery is conducted through a key hole procedure and does not have any kind of risk. The surgery is followed by hormonal medication for a patient in order to prevent the breast formation again.
What steps are to be taken before and after surgery?
Male breast syndrome is very common unlike popular belief and anyone can get it. Surgical treatment is a fast way to get rid of male breasts but sometimes it can be managed with dietary changes and exercise in case of obesity. However, if you have male breast syndrome and are not obese then surgery is the most effective way to treat it. The surgeons at BLK will take all the pre-requisite steps before the surgery.
The duration of the surgery is usually 90 minutes to 2 hours which is done under local or general anaesthesia depending on the condition of a patient. The excess fat in the chest area of a male is then removed through liposuction by making a small incision. Post-surgery, the doctor would advise not to do any strenuous activity at least for six weeks.
Like any surgery, gynaecomastia also has minor risk factors like hematoma or infection in the chest area. But, at BLK, our team of highly skilled surgeons take all the preventive measures before conducting any surgery.