Surgical Correction of Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia is mammary gland enlargement in men, caused by a swelling of the glandular tissue of the breast. The mammary gland enlargement may occur due to a number of factors, e.g., obesity, hormonal imbalance, genes, various diseases, and intake of medication. This male breast condition may appear in teenage years, causing not only psychological discomfort but also, not infrequently, some health issues. Gynaecomastia cannot be resolved through exercise or dietary adjustments and requires a surgical intervention.
Surgical correction of gynaecomastia is the right procedure for you if:
- You observe a significant swelling of the glandular tissue of the breast, visible even through clothing;
- You feel discomfort when bare-chested;
- Your test of the prolactin hormone shows no irregularities.
What you should know:
- The surgery involves liposuction through a small cannula inserted via small incisions in certain fatty tissue areas of the body, which are then sutured shut. The obtained fat is then processed and implanted in the required areas using the most advanced fat grafting technology in Lithuania.
- Since not all cells survive the transfer, a somewhat larger quantity of them is implanted, and patients may accordingly feel increased puffiness of the face in the area of the implant. Those cells, which do not survive the transfer, are gradually eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system over the course of a few months.
1. Consultation with plastic surgeon
During your consultation with a plastic surgeon, they will inspect your chest and assess your physical health. The surgeon will also discuss with you all available procedures and answer all procedure-related questions you might have.
2. Preparing for surgery
For best results, it is important that you also take steps to prepare for the surgical procedure. This is why you should consider quitting smoking and consuming alcohol and stop taking certain medicines. The doctor may recommend additional hormone tests.
3. Surgical procedure
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours. The procedure involves the plastic and reconstructive surgeon removing the excess fat from the breast via incisions at the lower edge of the nipple–areola site.
4. Outcome and recovery
The amount of time it takes for recovery varies from one patient to another, but it is significantly extended if they smoke. You might need painkillers once the anaesthesia wears off.