The correction of gynecomastia is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed on men. It allows you to correct the excess male breast which may be glandular, fatty or mixed.
How is the scar left by the gyno?
In most patients, the scar is placed in the lower region of the areola. In the selected cases where the patient has ptosis (drooping) sharp, excess of skin or large volume of other types of scars can be performed as vertical, periareolar and "inverted T".
In some patients, the scar is features very visible feature. What is the cause?
Some patients are prone to hypertrophic or keloid scarring. This trend, however, may be foreseen to some extent during the initial consultation. The light-skinned people are less likely to suffer from this hypertrophic scarring complication.
How is the surgery performed?
The gynecomastia may be glandular (patient presents mammary gland only excess), fat (excess fat only) or mixed (addition of fat there is also excess glandular tissue). In the surgery, we remove excess of gland and fat and sometimes using the liposuction as a complement, intending to level the area of the breasts on the chest level.
Usually at about the 6th month the contour and shape are well defined. The scar, however, only reaches its result after 01 year postoperatively.
Generally not, as long as you follow the doctor instructions, especially regarding the efforts and other care in the early days.
Like any surgical procedure, the gynecomastia is not without risks. Rarely gynecomastia surgery has serious complications. Seromas and hematomas are the most common complications in the postoperative period.
Local anesthesia with sedation or general.
On average 1to 2 hours.
Generally 12 to 24 hours.
Yes. The compressive dressings that are changed after 24 hours and a proper brace for the post-operative for 30 days.
They are removed at about 7 to 10 days without molestation.
After 24 hours.
Usually after 30 days.
- Communicate the medical staff if flu or unwell is present before surgery;
- Intern at the hospital indicated, fasting for 08 hours including water, following the previously scheduled time;
- Avoid alcoholic beverages or too heavy meals the day before surgery;
- Set your social, domestic or school activities so as do not become indispensable to others for a period of about 7 days.
- Avoid efforts during the first 15 days;
- Do not move your arms excessively;
- Do not expose yourself to the sun for 3 months;
- Follow closely the prescriptions;
- Normal diet;
- Start the lymphatic drainage at the recommended period.