Gynaecomastia is the enlargement of breast tissue in men resulting in a more feminine chest contour. It affects a surprising 40 to 60 percent of the male population worldwide. Mostof the men walk in for consultation to help alleviate the embarrassment and self-consciousness, the gynaecomastia causes. Many men who have suffered from embarrassment and negative body image for years are surprised and relieved to discover how common this condition is, and how straightforward the surgical solution can be.
BENEFITS OF MALE CHEST REDUCTION SURGERY :
The appearance of the chest is more flat, firmer and better contoured
Ability to have wider choice of clothes
Feel more in proportion and less self-conscious.
Ideal Candidates :
Men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable and who have firm, elastic skin that forms easily to new contours will achieve the best results from the surgery. Age by itself is not a significant factor and in fact patients from age 16 -65 have benefited from liposuction The procedure is not ideal if you are obese or overweight and have not attempted exercise or weight loss to reduce breast size.
At First Consultation :
All of our patients can be assured that Dr. M. Shridharan and his staff are extremely discreet and are careful to protect the privacy of every patient. Dr. M. Shridharan prefers to meet with his patients personally before any surgery. In a private consultation, Dr. M. Shridharan will fully explain the benefits and risks of male breast reduction surgery, and he’ll answer any questions and address any concerns that you might have. Dr. M. Shridharan can give you a very good idea of how you will look after your surgery. At the time of the consultation, you want to view before-and-after pictures of real patients’ results. This will help you in assessing the experience and skills of the surgeon.
Gynaecomastia is due to an excess of both breast gland and fat. Liposuction is used for the fatty component. In fact the introduction of liposuction has truly revolutionized the treatment of gynaecomastia. Now with the Micro-Aire power handle liposuction can effectively be done usually through a single 3- 4 mm incision placed in the armpit. As a result Dr. M. Shridharan is pleased to be able to offer this latest technology for the benefit of his patients.
Few of the patients are left with the excess gland which is situated just beneath the nipples and it can be removed through nipple areola complex incision. By utilizing this dual approach, Dr. M. Shridharan ensures that you will achieve the flat chest you desire.
In very rare cases where patients have undergone large weight fluctuations or reductions, such patients also experience sagging of the skin in addition to the fullness of the chest. In these rarer situations, some form of skin removal and tightening will also be required. Obviously in these situations the scars will be significantly longer and more visible, and the healing time will also be prolonged. Of course this will be determined and explained to you at the time of your consultation.
Instructions Before Surgery
Base line blood investigations need to be done to assess the fitness for surgery
Shaving of the chest and axillae is mandatory before the procedure
If you are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery
Smoking seriously constricts blood vessels and therefore decreases blood flow to a given area resulting in poor healing
Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you must avoid these.
Instructions After Surgery
Patient is advised to stay in the hospital for one day
Drains kept near the chest for evacuation of excess fluid will be removed after 24 hours
Patient can return to exercise and other strenuous activities after two month.