Gynaecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast as a result of an abnormal increase in the glandular tissue. It is quite common to varyingdegrees. For men who feel self-concious about thier appearance surgery can help.
The Gynaecomastia procedure takes place in the modern Spire Little Aston Hospital near Birmingham.
What does the surgery involve?
Liposuction is used to remove the fatty tissue under a general anaesthetic or occasionally local anaesthetic. Small incisions are then made around the nipple and at other sites in the chest. A small metal tube (cannula) is used to suck out the fatty tissue.
If necessary glandular tissue is also removed through incisions at the border of the nipple. The incisions are then sutured to give a flatter, firmer and better-contoured chest.
Any stitches will be of the dissolving type and so do not need to be removed.
How long does the surgery take?
The surgery will take up to 1-3 hours depending on the individual patient. Most patients can go home on the day of the surgery; however some will stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
What will happen in the recovery period ?
There will be some swelling and bruising of the treated are and to help reduce this you will wear a firm Lycra garment which is worn for 4 weeks.
The worst of your swelling will go down in the first few weeks however it may be a couple of months before the full effect of surgery is apparent. Most patients can resume full activity including exercise in about a month following surgery.
What can i expect from the surgery?
As long as your expectations are realistic the chances are you will be pleased with the results. You will have a flatter better-contoured chest that is more pleasing to yourself.