The preparation of gynecomastia surgery - men's breast surgery
From the age of 30 you should have a mammogram made before the surgery.
Make sure that you are ideally in optimal health and rested overall condition just before surgery.
- Under no circumstances should you take aspirin or similar medicines fourteen days before the procedure because they inhibit blood clotting. If you regularly take other medications, discuss this with the doctor first.
- Restrict the consumption of alcohol and nicotine a few days before the operation to a minimum. It is best to stop smoking altogether.
- Allow seven to ten days off after the regeneration procedure. In the first few days after aesthetic surgery, you are physically still not fully operational.
- Before the operation clarify all questions in detail, it is best to make a note of a questionnaire. Before each intervention, the patient must sign a so-called consent form. This form documents the planned procedure and the associated risks. By signing, you confirm that you have been informed about the operation and the potential risks.
Minor breast corrections are usually performed on an outpatient basis. This means that you will be able to rest after the operation, but then go home. In no case should you drive yourself. In some cases, it may be useful to stay in a clinic for a few days. This is especially advisable if due to previous illnesses a regular medical care seems necessary. In any case, Vitalitas offers you the advantage of a safe care by trained and professional staff! On average, the surgery lasts one to one and a half hours. Larger interventions may take longer in individual cases.
Increased mammary tissue is surgically removed. This excision can be done alone or in conjunction with liposuction (liposuction). Through small skin incisions on the edge or across the nipple, the excess mammary tissue is removed in conjunction with excess fat and skin. If larger amounts of tissue are to be removed, the incisions in the skin are generally also more extensive. If a liposuction is performed in addition to the optimal contouring of the breast, the required cannula can be inserted through the existing skin incisions or through small incisions in the area of the lateral lower breast fold or armpit.
If it is primarily a formation of fatty tissue is necessary, a treatment by the liposuction alone may be indicated. The required skin incisions are placed at the previously described places.
In the case of a combination treatment of liposuction and surgical excision, it is preferable that the suction takes place in the first step and the excision of the residual breast gland body in the second step.
With constant movement of the narrow, hollow cannula, the fatty tissue is released and subsequently aspirated. In this process, locally anesthetized patients often feel a vibration or a feeling of pressure.
In the case of very pronounced gynecomastia, the correction may be the case that the skin no longer fits over the new breast contour. Then excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is firmly attached to the new breast contour.
It is usual to place a drainage in the operating area for easier drainage of wound secretions. In addition, the use of a taut bandage helps to better fix the new tissue contour of the breast.
Anesthesia at gynecomastia surgery
Correction of gynecomastia is usually performed under general anesthesia. General anesthesia has the advantage that the stress for the patient is significantly reduced. Whether you are anesthetized or not, the anesthesiologist decides after a thorough examination. The anesthetist is present throughout the operation and controls the anesthesia.