Gynecomastia Surgery Clinic
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that helps reduce the breast size in men and brings the chest contours into shape. Larger breast size in men can be a cause of severe trauma and in some cases, saggy breasts can alter the body structure too. Gynecomastia occurs due to hormonal changes, obesity, and hereditary reasons. The surgery corrects overdeveloped or enlarged breasts by using either liposuction procedure, excision technique or a combination of both.
After local anesthesia, the excess fat is loosened with the help of a cannula inserted through small incisions. Using suction, excess fat is then removed. In some cases, excess skin is removed or areola or nipple is reduced or repositioned. This technique aims to excision breast tissues without leaving scars, while maintaining the normal contour of the area. In other cases, a combination of both liposuction and excision techniques is used.
A drain tube may be placed under the skin to drain out excess blood or fluid. Medications will have to be taken for some time to reduce infections and for faster recovery. The results can be seen immediately and will remain permanent. One may have to maintain their body weight for non-reversal of the surgery results. The patient can get back to normal active life within a few weeks.
Dr. Paolo Iannitelli
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
What is recovery time and downtime?
Mini tummy tuck is same day procedure and simple tummy tuck can also be same day procedure. All other procedures may need a stay for a night or two. Post operation check will be needed for wound management and dressing change. Most people are able to walk the same day or the next day of surgery but it takes time to resume full normal activities.
How gynecomastia can be reduced?
Enlarged breast tissues in males are called gynecomastia. In most cases, gynecomastia resolves on its own but in cases of persistent breast tissues, medical or surgical treatment is needed to treat them. It can be reduced by:
- Treating the underlying cause of the gynecomastia like liver diseases or low testosterone levels or medications like steroids, diuretics, etc.
- Treating enlarged breast tissue directly by the use of medicines and surgery.
Will gynecomastia go away with weight loss?
Gynecomastia caused due to an increase in weight can go away with weight loss. But in some cases, they remain as it is, even after weight loss and regular exercise. This kind of condition needs medical or surgical treatment. Surgical treatment is the long-lasting and most effective option for gynecomastia surgery in Dubai. Minimally invasive surgeries are also available for minimum scarring with the least complications.
What type of doctor treats gynecomastia?
The cosmetic surgeon treats the condition of gynecomastia. Careful examination, diagnosis, and surgical approach of the gynecomastia surgeon in Dubai affect the final results of the procedure. You can opt for our cosmetic surgeons who are skilled and experienced in performing safe cosmetic procedures in both men and women.
How does gynecomastia look?
Gynecomastia can look like swollen or enlarged breasts. Based on the appearance, it can be graded as:
- Grade 1:Enlarged nipples
- Grade 2: Enlarged with excess fat
- Grade 3: Enlarged nipples with excess fat and skin
- Grade 4: Full-grown breasts like females
Which diuretic causes gynecomastia?
Medications are one of the causes of gynecomastia. A diuretic drug (increases the production of urine) called furosemide can cause gynecomastia. When it is given in combination with digoxin (heart diseases drug), it increases the chances of enlarged breast tissues in males resulting in gynecomastia. Stopping or using an alternative for these medicines can help resolve the gynecomastia issues in men.
Can gynecomastia cause infertility?
Gynecomastia can not cause infertility and vice versa. A decrease in testosterone hormone levels in males can lead to both infertility and gynecomastia. In such conditions, the underlying cause of low testosterone is diagnosed and treated. In the meantime, if needed, testosterone derivatives are prescribed by the doctor to treat the symptoms.
Why does gynecomastia happen?
Gynecomastia is normal in cases of babies, boys going through puberty and men above 50 years of age. It is caused in adult males due to hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can be the result of:
- Medical conditions like tumor of testes, liver disease. hypogonadism, etc.
- Medications like steroids like Aldactone or diuretics like furosemide or heart disease medicine like digoxin.
- It can also be the result of weight gain, genetics and bodybuilding.