Gynecomastia is a condition in which male hormone, testosterone, and female hormone, estrogen goes out of balance in the male body. While in the male body, estrogen has a minimal role, similarly, testosterone in females.
When the body loses this chemical balance, may cause some swelling in the chest cavity, hence, giving a breast-like structure in man’s body.
Mostly, this condition may cause severe mental distress and low confidence, adding to anti-social behaviours, and low self-esteem. Ideally, the patient is advised to wait out for the swelling to subside and reduce with time before opting for the procedure.
What are the causes of Gynecomastia?
First, there are many reasons for Gynecomastia, and there is no set time frame for them to appear and reduce. At the same time, there are no apparent reasons why the condition may suddenly trigger the condition.
Some factors can contribute a great deal to this situation in some individuals; some essential reasons are:
- Change of hormones during puberty or in later stages
- Change of hormones during later adolescence.
- Absence of proper nutrition
- Certain drugs
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- And several other factors
These are one of the main reasons a person develops Gynecomastia. Ideally, if the condition is the chemical imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, the swelling may subside in six months or a year.
But, in some cases, the swelling stays and can become a reason for concern for some men since Breasts are associated with female body anatomy.
Essential Considerations Before the Procedure
Ideally, if swelling in the breasts occurs, the patient should wait for six months to a year for swelling to subside. Meanwhile, the patient should run all the tests prescribed by the doctor to rule out any of the mentioned conditions.
Admissibility for the Procedure?
After the tests and examination, when all other options are ruled out, the ideal thing to do is wait out and let it subside. When the swelling does not subside, the doctors will assess you for the condition, and take in all the history.
Ideally, when height and weight, with all the medical history, and when the patient is deemed fit for the procedure, the surgery is scheduled.
In this step, your surgeon will call you in for evaluation and examination. In the examination, your Gynecomastia Surgeons in UAE, will decide the area of the incision, and photograph for the record with the signed consent form.
All other medical history, including BMI, will be acquired for the medical file of the patient. These factors are a great help in evaluating the procedure decision for surgeons.
Since all patients present with different conditions, every time a procedure is unique. There are two Gynecomastia Treatment in UK and UAE primarily, liposuction and another one is surgical excision.
Sometimes due to the nature of the condition, any one of the conditions or maybe hybrid of the two is used to treat and get the best possible outcomes.
Ideally, liposuction is the procedure involving the removal of fat, mostly in the areas such as hips, thighs, abdomen, chest, and buttocks.
After giving local or general anaesthesia, whichever is needed as per the procedure and its outlay. Then, an injection of epinephrine is injected to shrink the blood vessels and reduce the bleeding and bruising of the surgical site.
For maximum results, high-frequency vibrators are used. Since, the fat cell, when broken down gives smoother, more natural extraction.
After some vibration, when the fats cells are easy to extract, the suction tubes are inserted to drain the excess fat out. The suction tube is moved back and forth to make sure all fats are removed.
Notably, you will see visible changes right after the surgery, and these changes are permanent if followed all the post-operation plans suggested by the surgeon.
In this procedure, the excess skin is removed, which is in excess or not needed. In this approach, two possible methods are determined according to condition.
Shave excision presents with fewer scars, since not much fat and tissue need to be removed, while full-thickness skin excision requires sutures since it requires a more aggressive approach.
Scars and Incision
Mostly, our surgeons keep the incision and scarring minimal, for the consideration of postoperative care, since scars in men and boys are often very unacceptable.
Surgeons will brief you about the complete aftercare to reduce the scars to the maximum and in fastest possible time.
Expectations After the Procedure
After the procedure, the doctor may insert some drain tube for around two days or more, depending on your condition, to drain out excess fluid and prevent any future build-up as you heal.
After the healing is ensured, the surgeons will remove the drain pipes, and let the cavity and incisions heal. Sometimes, the stitches that are used dissolve with time, but rarely non-dissolvable stitches are used.
Few days after surgery, your surgeon will guide you to come and get those stitches checked, and see if they are ready to be removed.
You may experience some soreness and swelling, which naturally will subside after a few weeks. Equally, the surgeon will brief you with all the aftercare that is essential for optimum results after the procedure.
Moreover, you would be asked not to pick and weights, bending and some restraints in certain physical activities.
Ideally, the doctors will design the procedure, just as it is required for your case. With careful evaluation, the surgical approach will be decided.
Moreover, your lifestyle, your routine and your preferences also contribute to the decisions.
Also, Surgeons will explain what are their expectations from you in the process for continued effect, for healing and continued satisfaction.
While, the procedure is permanent; but, age, hormones, lifestyle and gravity may alter the outlook. Also, with constant care, and attending all the appointment that is planned after the surgery should be religiously attended.
Moreover, for optimum results, all guidelines framed by the Gynecomastia consultant are to be rigorously followed.