Gynaecomastia is a common problem amongst Australian men. Even though the condition is not necessarily life-threatening for the patient, it can cause patients some discomfort. There are several ways for gynaecomastia treatment procedure. However, the treatment of the condition will somewhat depend on the cause of the condition. Therefore, let us take a closer look at gynaecomastia and its causes to determine appropriate treatment options.
The Definition of Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia is a condition that is also known under the name man boobs. Men who suffer from this condition will experience an increase in the size of the breasts, making their chest area seem more feminine.
The indicators for gynaecomastia treatment procedure can vary from patient to patient and can have numerous causes. Common signs of gynaecomastia treatment procedure include extra tissue around the nipple area, which makes the breasts more prominent. In most cases, both breasts will be affected, but excess tissue in only one breast is also possible.
Male Breast Reduction with Liposuction
A male breast reduction with liposuction can be a solution for male patients who are on or around their target weight, but still have a considerable amount of excess fat in the breast areas. Before a male breast reduction with liposuction can be executed, the cosmetic surgeon can determine if the patient could reduce the size of the enlarged breasts through diet and exercise alone. However, if the patients already tried to lose the excess fat from the breast area through diet and exercise without much result, a male breast reduction with liposuction could be a solution.
Before the surgeon makes the incisions for the male breast reduction with liposuction procedure, the patient will be sedated. Even though a local anaesthetic could be used during this gynaecomastia treatment procedure, most surgeons will choose a general anaesthetic.
When the patient is sedated, the surgeon can start making an incision around the areola; this is the dark area around the nipple of the patient. Once the incision is made, the surgeon can remove the excess fat, glandular tissue and in some cases skin. If the surgeon needs to remove a considerable amount of tissue, he may need to reposition the nipples as well.
Once the procedure is completed, the treatment area will be bandaged tightly; this will protect the wound against infection, but also reduce some of the side-effects such as swelling and bruising. The surgeon will also provide you with some pain management medication, since the patient will experience some pain and discomfort after this procedure.
Recovery from Male Breast Reduction
Patients can experience several side-effects after a cosmetic surgery procedure. Therefore, patients should be aware of the side-effects that may occur and how they can handle them. They must also be aware of complications that could arise, so be sure to read the following information carefully.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Gynaecomastia treatment procedure. Please note that everyone heals differently, so the following overview should be considered as a guideline.
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The First Week After the Procedure
During the first week after the procedure, the patient will experience some discomfort. To manage any pain the patient experiences during this stage, he can take some mild pain management medication. However, the patient should avoid taking aspirin, since this may interfere with recovery.
The first couple of days after the breast reduction, the patient should avoid strenuous activity. However, the patient does need to move a little to promote the healing process, so it is recommended to do some light walking to avoid post-operative complications.
Shortly after the procedure, the patient must wear a compression garment during the day and night. The compression garment should be worn for a couple of weeks or longer, until the surgeon gives the all clear to stop wearing the compression garment.
The Following Weeks After the Gynaecomastia Treatment Procedure
As the healing process continues, the patient can experience some slight pulling and pain sensations on and around the treatment area. The pain and pulling sensation is usually more pronounced as the patient moves around. However, it is expected that the patient also increases his activity level gradually during this time.
When the patient feels good enough to do so, he can resume his normal work activities. However, if the patient’s job involves heavy lifting or other strenuous activities, the patient needs to take additional time off work, since strenuous activities could still cause complications.
The swelling and bruising the patient encounters after the surgery will gradually reduce over time. Unfortunately, the Dr Lanzer Clinic cannot give patients a clear estimate on when these symptoms will disappear, since the healing process is unique to each patient.
During the first six months after the breast reduction procedure, patients should avoid direct contact with sunlight. Therefore, if you plan to spend a considerable amount of time outside, please make sure that the treatment area is fully covered by clothing.
If the patient is considerably overweight, a breast reduction procedure may not be the first treatment option available to that patient. Being overweight can cause an enlargement of the breasts, so in these cases, the patient must go on a diet to get rid of the excess fats stored in his body.
Most patients experiencing enlarged breasts due to excess weight can successfully reduce the size of their breasts by losing the excess weight. However, if the patient has lost a tremendous amount of weight, the patient may still be left with additional tissue and skin. For these cases, a male breast reduction procedure may still be a treatment option.
Patients who experience enlarged breasts due to excess weight can get help to get to their target weight. To get help with weight loss, contact your local GP or book a consultation with a nutritionist to create a healthy weight loss plan.
Getting a Male Breast Reduction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic
Would you like to know if you are a candidate for a breast reduction procedure? Or would you like to discuss your treatment options with an experienced cosmetic surgeon? Book an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic by contacting our friendly receptionists via telephone, email or the website enquiry form.