Body Surgery

Correction Or Gynecomastia

Correction Or Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the volume increase on a man muscular tissue, appearing to have breast. This surgical procedure decrees such volume to give the thorax a manly look.

Gynecomastia is produced for hormonal changes, usually during the developing age, but it can appear in any stage of life, it can also be related with patient weight gain, producing accumulation of adipose tissue. This surgery is performed in patients over fifteen years old.

The surgery can be performed with two approaches. 1. If the breasts are soft and a large percent of the Gynecomastia is adipose tissue and not a glandule, it can be enough with a tissue liposuction, with a small 3 mm wound at each side. 2. If the Gynecomastia is mostly glandule and the breast are hard, its necessary to remove the glandule, this is executed through a 3 cm wound around the areola. 3. If the adipose tissue and the glandule are of the same proportion on the breast, both approaches should be combined, liposuction and resection.

This procedure usually last between 30 to 60 minutes, is performed under local anesthesia and its ambulatory in most cases, unless there is an especial clinic condition on the patient, preview or after the surgery, that indicate hospitalization.

During the postoperative, there will be swelling, pain and bruises (ecchymosis), that will last about two weeks.

Within adverse eventualities, we can find infections, seromas, hematomas, distress on the skin, poor cicatrization, or transit decrees of sensibility. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to all the other surgical procedures.

The recovery implies the use of analgesics for a week; general cares for scars, as creams. The stitches removal will be done one week after the surgery; the patient also will need massages and ultrasound therapy if a liposuction was performed. The patient must attend the medical controls as scheduled. The medical leave of absence will depend on the job preformed by the patient, but it goes between three to five days.

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