Gynecomastia is the presence in males of a female-like breast, lumpy, and unsightly.
Gynecomastia is caused by accumulation of fat or called Gynecomastia fat or for the presence of mammary gland, called True gynecomastia.
Hormonal changes in gynecomastia
Approximately 65% of teenage boys have gynecomastia due to Hormonal changes which are suffering and then disappears once the puberty is terminated. In adults the hormonal changes are normally due to an increase of the estrogens (female hormones) and a decrease in androgens (male hormones). The origin of the problem can be diverse and may be associated with illnesses such as lung cancer, liver disease, testicular cancer and others.
What tests are needed for diagnosis?
Tests for diagnosis are: blood and urine with hormonal determination values and breast ultrasound to determine the existence or not of the mammary gland with them to distinguish glandular gynecomastia or if fat is present.
Surgical treatment of gynecomastia should be glandular resection of the gland through an incision in the lower half of the areola, you should always respect a small gland button to keep the areola become depressed and adhere to the pectoralis major muscle. in severe cases with significant excess skin is necessary removal of a portion of skin scarring outside the areola that are normally hidden with male hair chest. Gynecomastia treated with liposuction fat, obtaining very good results with minimal scarring.
It can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation supported or general anesthesia.
Duration of intervention.
It’s fast, about an hour.
It is not a painful operation being able to incorporate into your work in 48 hours But you must wear a compression garment for at least 15 days.
What risk is there?
Infection: Its occurrence is rare, Because antibiotics are always used to prevent.
Hypertrophic scars: In a very rare complication depends on the willingness-That of the patient.