Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue in males increases to a point that can become problematic, both physically and psychologically. The unwanted tissue may be breast glandular tissue, adipose (fatty) in nature, or a combination of the two. The result of this can be functionally and psychologically harmful to the individual. The physical deformation may also be extremely painful if the glandular tissue is more prominent. As for psychological impact, the insecurities this condition can bring are often the reason why males who suffer from it often seek medical attention.
Most patients have never heard of this condition until their doctor identifies it. The GP may also be unaware of the possible causes of the condition and its psychological impact. After the initial presentation, boys are frequently advised to ignore the gynecomastia and are told that it will go away. Fortunately, in most instances, cases of minimal subareolar pubertal-onset gynecomastia do regress as puberty progresses.
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before & after
These photographs represent typical results from past patients. They will give you an idea of our work but, as with all surgeries, please be aware that every person’s shape, size, skin and healing ability is different; meaning every individual will have different results, even if having the same surgery.
Male Breast-Reduction at Red Rose Desire
Male Breast-Reduction is usually carried out under general anaesthetic and can take around 90 minutes, depending on the level of change and the patient too. There are several methods when undertaking the procedure, and again this will depend on the severity or desired changes.
Typically, an incision is made around the nipple before Liposuction is used to remove excess fat and tissue.
The procedure will leave a firmer, more natural look for the patient as the size of the breast is reduced and aligned.
The recovery period varies from patient to patient; however, we do see men returning to work within a week or two. Vigorous activity is off-limits for at least 3 weeks in most cases though.
An elastic compression garment will be provided which must be worn for a few weeks following the surgery to minimise swelling and offer support during this period of healing.
Stitches will be monitored by the aftercare nurses at the following-up appointments, and we advise that due to reduced arm motion, patients wait at least 2 weeks before driving.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I drive?
It is advised that you wait up to 2 weeks after the procedure before returning to normal driving activities. However, this is down to your own discretion.
What does a male breast reduction involve?
The breast reduction procedure can vary depending on how much tissue needs to be removed. Initially, an incision will be made around the nipple and Liposuction may be used to remove additional fatty tissue. The incision may be extended, and repositioning of the nipple may be necessary if there is a lot of fatty tissue.
What are the possible side effects?
Sore breasts, loss of sensation to some areas of the breast, s
with any surgery there is a risk of complication and long-term effects some of those can be as follows:
• Thick scaring – usually a result of infection;
• Wound Healing problems – wound taking a long time to heal infection.