Gynecomastia Surgery

male-breast-reductionGynecomastia surgery (also commonly known as ‘male breast reduction’ surgery) is one of the more popular male cosmetic surgical treatments today. Gynecomastia is most useful for getting rid of the excessively large breast structure in men. There are various methods used to perform this surgery and is most successful when performed by an experienced and well-trained cosmetic surgeon.

A person should consider undergoing a male breast reduction surgery, if they:

  • Feel embarrassed to take part in sports activities
  • Wish to get a well-proportioned body
  • Feel discomfort with the abnormally large breast size
  • Wish to enhance their self-confidence

Good Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia (abnormally large male breasts) should not be of serious concern most of the times. Although the exact cause for this medical disorder is not known there are several medical disorders that are known to result in increasing the male breast size abnormally. In case other alternate methods, such as regular exercising and dieting have been unsuccessful in reducing breast size in men, then the doctor advises on a Gynecomastia surgery.

These are the several factors that help decide if you are an ideal candidate for a mala breast reduction surgery:

  • If the person is uncomfortable with breast size
  • Person feels present breast size causing psychological discomfort
  • If the person has good elasticity in the skin as the skin needs to be stretched over
  • Alternate treatment (dieting and exercising) have been unsuccessful
  • If the person is not significantly overweight

How is the Gynecomastia surgery performed?

The main aim of the Gynecomastia surgery is to give a normal size and shape to breasts in men. This includes any abnormality in the areola and nipple also.

Several surgical methods are used in performing a Gynecomastia surgery, including:

  • Liposuction
  • Surgical removal (excision)
  • Combined (Liposuction + Excision)

Younger age is considered ideal for undergoing this surgery as the skin retains maximum elasticity at that stage in life. The quality of this skin elasticity tends to decrease as a person becomes older. The cosmetic surgeon will take into consideration several factors, including age, overall health status, etc to ensure the risk from surgery is nullified and you get the best results.

These are the most commonly performed types of Gynecomastia surgeries today:

  • Webster Incision: This is the most common male breast reduction surgical method in use today. Also called intra-areole incision, this incision runs along the pigmented portion at the bottom half of the areola.
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecomastia surgery: This innovative method is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. The ‘pull-through technique’ requires the surgeon to make a very small (around 5 mm) incision at the edge of the areola. After the liposuction technique has been used to remove fatty tissue from the breast structure, the surgeon will pull the underlying glandular tissue through this incision. This technique has distinct and varied advantages over the conventional male breast reduction surgical techniques.
  • Ultrasonic Liposuction: This is an innovative Gynecomastia surgery technique which has helped to improve the results of liposuction Gynecomastia surgery method remarkably. This is an incision-less male breast reduction treatment which is comparatively more precise in positioning of the nipples and areolas after the treatment. This is an ideal treatment method for treating Gynecomastia caused by excessive fatty tissue in the chest region.

How successful is Gynecomastia surgery in male breast reduction?

The treatment effects of a Gynecomastia surgery are if the patient maintains a steady weight after the treatment procedure. If the condition is caused as the result of medicinal drugs and steroid abuse then taking part in these activities will damage the results,