June 5, 2020
Gynecomasty Lloyd Hannis|cosmetic surgery in lima, Dr Daniel Saco Vertiz, dr flavio nicolich, Gynecomastia, gynecomasty, male breast reduction
Gynecomastia, also known as gynecomasty, is an enlargement of the male breast tissue normally caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones, affecting boys and men.
It is a surprisingly common condition and actually affects 40-60% of men. For those within their normal weight range, this swelling, or enlargement, can be caused by side effects from medicine or an imbalance in hormones. It could also be hereditary but in a lot of cases, the reason remains unknown.
Poor diet and lack of physical exercise can also contribute, although, in cases of being overweight, a surgical procedure would not be recommended until diet can be balanced and used to reduce this excess tissue through regular weight loss.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, gynecomastia breast reduction surgery is normally the best option.
Because a gynecomasty surgery removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, the result gives a flatter, firmer, and better contoured chest. In some cases, excess skin is also removed to achieve the desired outcome.
Gynecomasty surgery should be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men. Best candidates have firm, ‘elastic’ skin that will reshape the body’s new contours and look.
Am I suitable for Gynecomasty surgery?
Surgery is not recommended for men who are overweight because a change in diet and exercise should correct this problem. Heavy drinkers, smokers of marijuana, and those who take steroids are not good candidates for this procedure either. Any type of smoker is never a good candidate for surgical procedures because smoking decreases circulation which interferes with healing.
How is the Gynecomasty performed?
Gynecomasty surgery is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient can leave after surgery and returns home to rest. A single procedure can take around two hours or two and a half hours.
However, there are different techniques for gynecomasty surgery. This can depend on whether it is based primarily on excess glandular tissue or fatty tissue.
In the case of excess glandular tissue, this will be removed. This could be done alone or combined with liposuction treatment.
The surgical incision is usually made along the edge of the areola leaving inconspicuous, small scars. Their size is dependent upon the amount of tissue and skin that must be removed.
The skin may have to be removed in cases where extreme amounts of fat or glandular tissue are removed in order for it to shape correctly over the new breast contour.
If the excessive fatty tissue is a primary cause, you will likely have liposuction to remove the fat. You can read more about liposuction here.
What should I expect after Gynecomasty surgery?
After the procedure, some discomfort and swelling are normal and are to be expected. This is easily controlled with prescribed medication. However, full healing and final results can take several weeks.
Most people return to work within a couple of days of their gynecomasty procedure. However, heavy exercise is discouraged for at least the first three weeks while the initial healing takes place. Sports or jobs that may cause pressure or heavy blows to the chest must be avoided for at least a month.
WHICH SURGEON TO CHOOSE?
Firstly, do your homework! Check out Peru’s medical college website (Colegio Medico del Peru) and see if the doctor really has a RNE (National Registry of Specialist) license. Many doctors only have a CMP license, but this is not enough for invasive, specialist procedures.
Finally, talk to us. Make contact and have an in-depth conversation is a good starting point. This is important because you get a feel for the type of clinic we are and the service you can expect to receive.
Dr Flavio Nicolich, Specialist
Dr Daniel Saco-Vertiz, Specialist
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