How to get rid of gynecomastia?
In a few cases of mild gynecomastia, non-surgical choices such as diet, ayurvedic medicines, gyms, and even pills can help to some degree.
In boys, pre-pubertal or pubertal gynecomastia usually requires no medication because it recovers on its own once the hormone levels return to normal.
Surgery to correct gynecomastia?
They usually complain about lumps in their breasts with or without extra fat in their breasts when patients have a gynecomastia complaint. Breast tissue removal surgery usually involves liposuction of excess fat, surgical removal of excess glandular breast tissue through nipple-areolar complex margin incision, and/or skin excision (in very large male breasts). In order to confirm gynecomastia and rule out the suspicion of male breast cancer, it is important for your surgeon to perform a thorough physical examination of your breasts.
Preparing for surgery means ensuring that you avoid drugs that increase
Risk of bleeding, stop smoking and increase your diet to help with post-operative healing and recovery. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia by most doctors but is often well suited to oral sedation and local anesthesia. After surgery, many surgeons use drains to reduce the risk of fluid accumulation. The use of compression vests and icing is also common to help manage pain, minimize swelling, and control bruising.
Recovery after Gynecomastia Surgery
In patients who only need liposuction to correct their swollen male breasts, they usually go back to work for less than one week. It may take two to four weeks for patients requiring surgical removal of excess breast tissue to recover enough to tolerate regular activity. In my specialty, my patients are able to go back to work after 7-10 days of surgery. They may return to the gym for 2 weeks of exercise and 4 weeks of weightlifting, except for surgical complications.
Gynecomastia surgery complications
Overall, gynecomastia surgery is unbelievably safe and most patients have a smooth recovery. Complications may occur despite the greatest attention to safety on the part of the patient and the surgeon. Common complications include swelling, bleeding, fluid collection, contour irregularity, loss of nipple skin, noticeable scarring, nipple numbness, inverted nipples, loose breast skin, and asymmetry. Attention to meticulous surgical procedures and pre/peri/postoperative management is critical for good results.
The side effects include:
- Bruising somewhere in the chest
- Pain and inconvenience
What type of anesthesia is used for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Administration of anesthesia-local anesthesia with mild sedation is preferred.
Infiltration with a tumescent solution
VASER Liposuction to reduce excess fat deposited in the chest area
In order to eliminate any risk of recurrence, complete removal of excess glandular breast tissue is performed.
What is the Gynecomastia Surgery success rate in Lagos?
The researchers analyzed the results of three procedures to find 37.9 percent of patients who called their operation great, including only liposuction, only excisional surgery, and the combination of them, while our patients presented a 92.6 percent success rate and 89 percent precision.