Male Chest Reduction (Gynecomastia)

What should you know about male chest reduction? What happens during the first consultation?

A lot of men turn to us with the problem that they find their chests too feminine, this means frustration in their private lives, and also in the course of day to day activities. The feminine enlargement of the men’s chest is called gynecomastia. The constitutional conditions, hormonal disorder or consuming extreme dose of body builder pills can cause the gynecomastia. With the male chest reduction you can have the facility to regain your self-confident and your manly appearance. For dispelling your fears, the following happens during the first consultation.

You will meet personally with our plastic surgeon who performed a lot of surgeries like this. The plastic surgeon examines you and informs you with full particulars about the plastic surgery procedures and the results in your case. After the examination the plastic surgeon explains the course of the surgery and shows where the scars will be located after the operation, and you will talk through the possible risk factors. At the consultation you have the chance to see the reference photos of the plastic surgeon.

Preparing for the male chest reduction

Before the gynecomastia you must go for a complete medical check-up. The reason for this is to find out whether you have any health problems that could have an influence on the gynecomastia. All preliminary examinations are made at our Plastic Surgery Institute, so you do not need to queue up and wait in other health centers. In the course of the medical check-up laboratory tests and as occasion requires, other examinations (ECG, X-rays, etc.) are performed according to the surgeon’s suggestion.

In certain cases we advise our patients to change their lifestyle in the days preceding the chest reduction. To facilitate the proper recovery it is important that you do not smoke because nicotine slows down the process of regeneration and harmfully influences the healing of the wound. In the days before the gynecomastia you should eat light foods, drink lots of fluids and take some vitamins (vitamin C, selenium, zinc). Two weeks before the gynecomastia you should avoid the use of aspirin, ginkgo biloba and other naturopathic products.

Male chest reduction - Gynecomastia

The plastic surgery is performed in every case under general anesthesia. In the course of the male chest reduction the plastic surgeon removes the superfluous adipose tissue and part of the gland stocks of the chest. If it is necessary, the sagging skin is also excised. To achieve the perfect result the gynecomastia can be combined with liposuction around the chest. The plastic surgery procedure takes around 1.5 hour.

The techniques of male chest reduction

The technique of the operation means the choice and localization of the necessary incisions. In the course of the male chest reduction the plastic surgeon forms the new, manly shape of the chest with the removal of the adipose tissue and gland stocks and excision of the superfluous skin. He makes the necessary incision around the nipple in the shape of the semicircle, so that the scars stay completely hidden.

Recovery and risks of a male chest reduction

In our Plastic Surgery Institute we aim to make the period after the gynecomastia as convenient as possible for you. In order to do this, a waterproof bandage is placed on the wounds, so you can even have a shower at home. After the gynecomastia you must spend one night in our Plastic Surgery Institute. To achieve the perfect result and look we work with self-absorbing stitches, this way the scars heal a lot more aesthetically and we save you the possible inconveniences of stitch removal. After the male chest reduction you must wear special compression garment for 8 weeks. Our institute provides you with these items of clothing.

During the first 2 weeks of the recovery all demanding physical activities must be avoided. After 2 weeks you can return gradually to your previous life-style. After gynecomastia you have to attend control examinations on the 7th and 14th day, and the 6th and 12th week. The recovery time of the outer scars is 6 months, while the inner scars heal completely in 2 years. To facilitate the healing of the wound it is advisable to use scar creams.

Before the gynecomastia we aim to filter out the possible risk factors with preliminary examinations, but even so unpredictable complications may occur. Chest surgeries count as a routine plastic surgery procedures and the occurrence of complications after male chest reduction is extremely slight, but it cannot be excluded. These complications can be the following: infection, oedema, serous oedema, formation of the keloid scar, and the temporary change of the nipple’s sensibility.

The results of male chest reduction

Men who undergo the gynecomastia regain their confident appearance, gather their self-confidence and their former complexes cease. After the gynecomastia the chest will have a harmonic and manly appearance.

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