Male breast correction
Breast formation in the man or gynecomastia can be caused by an overdevelopment of glandular and/or adipose tissue. This may be due to hormonal stimulation or an increase in weight. It can lead to a feeling of insecurity.
An ultrasound should be performed beforehand to determine the ratio of glandular and adipose tissue present.
A correction of this gynecomastia is done under general anesthesia. This can be done by means of liposuction if mainly adipose tissue is present. In case of excessive glandular tissue, a surgical incision usually needs to be made at the level of the areola. If a large amount of excess skin is also present, for example after significant weight loss, the incision can be further expanded. This will be further reviewed and discussed during the consultation.
- You must be fasting for this procedure under general anaesthetic.
- Timely smoking cessation is very important to prevent wound healing problems.
- When taking blood thinners, you should stop them in time. Be sure to discuss this with the surgeon during the consultation.
- You should wear a chest band for several weeks to optimize the result and ensure that the skin can contract nicely.
- You are not allowed to make any strenuous (sporting) efforts for 6 weeks.
- It is very important to mobilize as soon as possible after the procedure (within the pain limits), in order to prevent thrombosis, among other things.
As with any surgery, this procedure carries a risk of bleeding, infection or impaired wound healing. With extensive gynecomastia correction there is a risk of seroma formation. If extensive, this can be punctured and drained at the consultation.