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Male Breast (Gynecomastia)

Abroad, in Lithuania, male breast surgery or (Gynecomastia) refers to an enlargement or swelling of the male breasts that are considered benign. However, unlike gynecomastia or lipomastia, in which the enlargement of the breasts is due to fat deposits, gynecomastia is caused by the growth of mammary gland tissue. Gynecomastia is usually diagnosed during a simple physical examination, where it is important to distinguish this condition from male breast cancer. Sometimes gynecomastia disappears on its own, while in other cases, medication or surgical treatment is required.

Symptoms and causes :

Gynaecomastia is an increase in the size of the mammary gland tissue found in boys or men, which is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. The gynecomastia may affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.

Male breast surgery abroad in Lithuania

Hormonal imbalance : Hormonal imbalance in the body. That is, the concentration of estrogens (female hormones) increases in relation to androgens (male hormones) or recovery from malnutrition, various testicular diseases, testicular cancer, chronic kidney failure and hyperthyroidism. Gynecomastia can also be the result of taking certain medications, such as drugs for high blood pressure, some antibiotics, drugs for stomach ulcers, and many others.

physiological gynecomastia : The physiological gynecomastia results from temporary changes in the body and can last up to two years, although there are few cases when it turns into a permanent form.

Who is a suitable candidate for Male Breast surgery?

Surgery for enlarged breasts may be appropriate for men whose condition cannot be treated with medication or alternative treatments. Patients should be in a good general state of health - some types of serious medical conditions are inconsistent with surgical treatment, this includes stable breast development, a healthy weight, and realistic expectations.

How to prepare for Gynecomastia surgery?

Before surgery, you will have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss any questions you may have about the procedure, associated risks, and outcomes.

  • Your surgeon will evaluate your overall health and ask you about your medical history, which includes any medications you are currently taking or have used in the past (including over-the-counter medications and oral herbal products).

  • If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of the procedure.

*Furthermore, you should not take certain anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. aspirin) prior to the procedure as they increase the risk of bleeding.

Male breast reduction methods

Surgical male breast reduction is an extremely effective method of treating gynecomastia.

Liposuction: During liposuction, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the breasts through small incisions. The fatty tissue is then loosened and suctioned out of the breast. However, there are few cases in which gynecomastia can be treated by liposuction alone.

Excision technique: The excision technique is used in cases where glandular tissue and excess skin need to be removed. The nipple may also be relocated or the areola reduced to achieve a natural male breast contour - this is often performed for severe gynecomastia.

Combined liposuction and excision: This procedure can remove glandular and fatty tissue with fewer postoperative complications and more satisfactory results.

Recovery after Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia)

  • An overnight stay in the clinic is required.

  • Bandages at the incisions.

  • The patient may need to wear a support girdle to reduce swelling.

  • Expect bruising and swelling for at least 20 days.

  • Drainage tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin

  • The pain is most intense during the first few days after the procedure.

  • The surgeon may prescribe certain medications to help relieve the pain.

  • Most patients are able to resume their usual routine and work after one week.

  • It is important to take good care of your incisions as essential for healing process.

  • The patients should follow the plastic surgeon's instructions.

  • Surgery results are visible immediately after the procedure.

  • The breasts may take up to a year to reach their final shape.

  • The scarring depends on the treatment method

  • Scars usually blends into the natural contours of the body and fades over time.

What surgeries can be combined with (gynecomastia)?

It is possible to combine male breast reduction with other plastic surgery procedures to achieve a more satisfactory result. An abdominoplasty is often chosen as an additional option to slim the abdomen and waist and achieve a more fulfilling body contour. Likewise, in some cases, a male breast reduction is performed after significant weight loss. Arm lift and body lift can be combined with breast reduction, as it is usually necessary to remove excess skin and fat tissue.

* Nevertheless, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to prevent a possible recurrence.

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