Procedures Surgical – Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a change in the male breasts, coursing with his abnormal increase, its causes are diverse and vary from hormonal disorders, use of medicines and even genetic predisposition. The breasts may increase due to an increase in mammary gland itself or by deposition of fat located in the male breast, known as pseudoginecomastia.
It is a pathology that affects the life of man, bringing embarrassment, social insecurity and low self-esteem. The surgery to correct Gynecomastia aims to give the man his self-esteem, avoid social traumas and improve the patient’s life. It is a relatively simple procedure and it has been growing a lot in Brazil.

– Frequently asked questions

What is Gynecomastia surgery?


Gynecomastia surgery is plastic surgery of male breasts reduction, whether by the accumulation of fat in the breasts, which give the appearance of female breasts, until the increase in male mammary gland itself. Is surgery, which begins with a liposuction of the mammary region and, when indicated, the withdrawal of excess mammary gland, ending in a natural result, with the region of the chest more harmonic and masculine.

How are the scars of gynecomastia?

The scar resulting from Gynecomastia will depend on the amount of that gland should be removed. In the vast majority of the time, is a small scar and discreet, located in the region around the areola, inferiorly as a half-moon. The incision made for liposuction of the breasts leaves a scar of at least approximately 0.5 cm, positioned out of sight.

How is post-operative of gynecomastia?

The surgery to correct Gynecomastia has an average of 1:0 of the duration and the patient may be discharged from the hospital on the same day surgery, there is no need for overnight stay. We recommend relative rest at home the first week until the seventh day, when normally are removed the points. Around the social activities and to work on average after 10 days and 30 days physical activities.

There are dangers in correction of Gynecomastia surgery?

The risk there is, but is minimized due to the fact of being a quick surgery, done under local anesthesia with sedation, is similar to the risk of going to the dentist (which also uses local anesthetic). Rarely Gynecomastia suffers serious complications. This is due to a good pre-operative preparation of the patient and in the case of association with other surgery, do with weighting.

The correction of Gynecomastia may be associated with other plastic surgery?

Yes, you can. It is usually associated with liposuction of other areas besides the boobs requiring removal of fat. We chose to associate with a small procedure, such as blepharoplasty, for example, or even a larger procedure as a rhinoplasty since it doesn’t come increase the surgical time. It’s all a matter of common sense, always looking for patient safety.

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