Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Newborns, boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes also exist.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery, or Gynaecomastia Correction, is an extremely common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, stubborn, unwanted chest fat.
Gynaecomastia commonly known as ‘man boobs’ is an extremely common cause of embarrassment to men which can be treated easily and discreetly.
Breast development in men is commonly considered to be a sign of femininity but this is the case in only a minority of patients with hormonal problems or those that are taking oestrogen to treat cancers.
Most teenagers have some breast development at puberty, which is often uncomfortable. For most it regresses spontaneously over a few years but for the remainder, medical treatments are available but where this has failed and for older patients, surgery is indicated and it works well.
Liposuction is the main form of treatment and at the Personoks where we have developed and trialled techniques over 35 years. We use techniques which are particularly efficacious at removing not only fat but the fibrous breast tissue. Our preferred techniques are water assisted (BodyJet) liposuction and power assisted liposuction (PAL) using Lipomatic and Microaire. We avoid ultrasound techniques such as Vaser, as it is less effective and has more complications.
Discreet entry points for the laser avoids unnecessary scars and the skin will retract. However, in older patients if the breasts are particularly large and the nipples are low on the chest wall, they will remain so. A very small minority of patients may require a skin lift at a later stage.
Patients that have particularly glandular rather than fatty breasts may need direct excision of the breast disc, usually in combination with liposuction. This subcutaneous mastectomy is called Webster’s procedure. The incision is however, discreet around the edge of the areola.
Post-operative scar treatments will be used to produce the very best result.
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