Gynecomastia Surgery*

Gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and/or skin from overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).  In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may need to be reduced, leading to additional scarring.  Gynecomastia may result from hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or the use of certain drugs, and can present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).

There are a variety of different techniques used by plastic surgeon to treat gynecomastia. There is often a more solid breast tissue under the areola that may require excision and biopsy as well as additional fatty tissue around the chest often better removed with liposuction techniques.  Breast cancer can occur in males, although less frequently than in females, and the solid tissue removed may require pathologic evaluation. Gynecomastia surgery can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction, or performed at the same time with other elective surgeries.

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How is Gynecomastia Surgery performed?

During the male breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia surgery, an incision is made in the underarm area or around the nipple by the plastic surgeon. Excess glandular tissue, skin and fat are removed from the area to reduce the size of the area. The surgery is normally performed in conjunction with liposuction, where the suction device is inserted through the existing incisions.

Who is the right candidate for a gynecomastia surgery in Dubai?

Healthy men of any age, who is physically and emotionally stable can be considered good candidates for the gynecomastia surgery.  Surgery is usually done on men who have a firm and elastic skin, which can reshape to the body’s changing contours.

Why is gynecomastia surgery performed?

The surgery will give the patient a firmer, flatter and contoured chest. The recovery time after a gynecomastia surgery is very less, which allows most patients to return to work in a week unless their job involves strenuous activities.

How long is the gynecomastia surgery?

The plastic surgeon will take a minimum of 1 to 2 hours to perform the gynecomastia surgery. Depending upon the amount of glandular tissue, skin and excess fat that needs to be removed, it can go even longer. The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under a local/ general anaesthesia.