Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by the development of enlarged breast tissue in males. It can affect one or both breasts, and may cause discomfort, pain, or embarrassment. At Novomed, we offer a range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of gynecomastia. Our experienced doctors and surgeons use the latest techniques and technologies to help our patients achieve a more sculpted, aesthetically pleasing chest area, firmer to the touch and with tightened, smooth overlying skin.
Gynecomastia can be caused by different factors, including:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Certain medications
- Underlying medical conditions
- Steroid use
Who can benefit from gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia is relatively common, affecting up to 60% of adolescent boys and up to 50% of older men.
In most cases, enlarged breasts is caused by excess fat deposits, while in some cases, it can be due to hormonal imbalances or side effects of certain medications or steroid.
In teenagers, gynecomastia can develop at puberty and cause patients to feel discomfort and become self-conscious about it. For most men, the breast size will get smaller over the years as they grow out of puberty, but there are many cases where enlarged breasts remain the same or even get bigger.
As for older men, this condition is very common as their bodies begin to produce less testosterone and have more body fat, which causes the body to produce more estrogen. These hormonal changes can cause excessive breast tissue growth and the appearance of “man boobs.” Obesity and weight changes can cause breast size to increase in some cases.
How is gynecomastia diagnosed?
Before any treatment can begin, one of our expert plastic surgeons will perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose gynecomastia and determine its severity. This may involve a physical examination, imaging tests, and blood tests to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
Who is a suitable candidate for surgery?
Generally, suitable candidates for gynecomastia surgery are healthy men who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts and have tried non-surgical treatments without success. Before considering surgery, it’s important to undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure that the cause of the breast enlargement is not due to an underlying medical condition.
You may consider gynecomastia surgery if:
- You want to get rid of excess fat deposits in your chest.
- You want to remove excess, saggy skin your chest area.
- You want to improve the contours of your chest.
- You want to restore the symmetry to your chest area.
- You have a stable, ideal body weight.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of what can be achieved through surgery.
- You are willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain the surgery result.
What are the surgery options for gynecomastia?
The two main surgical options for gynecomastia are liposuction and glandular tissue excision. Liposuction involves removing excess fat from the breast area through a small incision, while glandular tissue excision involves removing the glandular tissue responsible for the breast enlargement through a larger incision. In some cases, a combination of both techniques may be used.
What happens during recovery time?
Recovery time following gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, and will need to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling and support the healing process. Most patients can return to work and light activities within a week or two, but more strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.
When can I see the result of gynecomastia surgery?
It may take several weeks to several months for the full results of gynecomastia surgery to become apparent, as swelling and bruising gradually subside. However, many patients report seeing a significant improvement in the appearance of their breasts immediately following surgery. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the results of the procedure.
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If you are experiencing symptoms of gynecomastia, our plastic surgeons at Novomed Abu Dhabi can help. Contact us today at 8006686 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our comprehensive services for the treatment of enlarged male breast.
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