When is it justified?
The shape of their chest area concerns men as well: many of them visit a plastic surgeon because they feel that their chest is too feminine. This phenomenon called gynecomastia might be caused by hormonal problems, weigh gain or the overuse of body building supplements. The solution is breast reduction, the removal of excessive tissues. . Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
The surgery is performed in anesthesia. First an incision is made around the areola, and through it the adipose tissues and glands are removed along with the excess skin. If necessary, liposuction is also applied to the area. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 1 and a half hour.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your gynecomastia surgery, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the compressive bandage that you will have to wear for 8 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery some light exercise is allowed. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation, a keloid scar, or temporary loss of feeling in the nipples.