Gynecomastia - possibilities & limitations

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The term gynecomastia is understood to mean the enlarged breast of the man. A high proportion of men (30-50%) suffers from more or less enlarged breasts. Depending on the diagnosis, the male breast can be successfully corrected by liposuction or by surgical removal of excess glandular tissue.

The experts of Vitalitas answer in detail all questions about gynecomastia. Nevertheless, no booklet can replace the personal detailed consultation with the qualified specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery. It's best to arrange your personal consultation or visit one of our information evenings.


The possibilities and limitations of Gynecomastia

During adolescence, during puberty, gynecomastia can be found in many boys and not as pathological. It affects almost every second adolescent. Mostly there is a spontaneous, complete regression of the so-called puberty gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is also very common in adult men. Often the cause remains unclear. Possible causes include altered liver function or the use of estrogen-containing medications, which causes the balance between male and female hormones to become unbalanced. In rare cases, a tumor can cause gynecomastia.

In case of serious overweight, the aim should first be to reduce weight while dieting and at the same time achieve a reduction in gynecomastia before surgery.

If gynecomastia is the result of excessive alcohol or marijuana ingestion or the use of anabolic steroids to alter the figure, a change in the causative behavior is also advisable.

Before each operation is the comprehensive education by the attending physician. It can be very helpful for you to write down a few questions beforehand. Do not hesitate to ask anything you are interested in and, if necessary, check back by phone at a later date or at another meeting.


The risks in Gynecomastia

By liposuction or surgical removal of excess glandular tissue in men, the natural breast shape can be restored. Before each procedure is a comprehensive education by the attending physician. It may be helpful for you to write down a few questions beforehand. Do not hesitate to address anything that interests you and, if necessary, ask for more information by phone at a later time or at another meeting.

In general, breast gynecomastia is associated with a low risk when performed by an experienced aesthetic plastic surgeon. In the case of surgery, however, complications can not be completely excluded and can not be predicted in individual cases. For example, the extent and duration of swelling and bruising that can be expected after each surgery are very individual. Extremely rare are infections of the wound area, which can be completely healed by a suitable antibiotic therapy. Wound healing disorders are just as rare, although here usually factors play a role that are discussed in detail before the operation in detail, for example, the delayed healing in diabetics, smokers and patients with blood clotting disorders.

In some cases, despite careful surgical technique to unsightly scars, color changes in the skin in the surgical area and relief deformations of the breast or nipples can also come. Correction operations, however, can usually compensate these unwanted changes well.

By choosing a good surgeon and diligently following the postoperative prescriptions, the desired goal can usually be achieved without complications and with good success.

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