Gynecomastia is an increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.
The excess growth of the breast may be gland, fat or both. Its constitution is determined after a mammography in order to know the suitable technique to be used.
Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition.
The intervention is normally done with general anesthesia. In cases of a small volume it can be applied local anesthesia and sedation. The surgical treatment consists in extracting the mammal content by small incisions, normally located at the armpits. If the content is fat, liposuction is enough; if it is glandular then the gland is extracted.
Hospitalization normally lasts 24 hours. Afterwards, the patient has to wear a chest band for a month and make drainage massage to accelerate recovery.
Four days after the gynecomastia , the patient may return to his daily normal life. Final results will be noticed after 3 months, when skin is without inflammation and fit to the new breast volume.