Gynecomastia is present in these times quite often, it is estimated that gynecomastia idiopathic, i.e. occurring without a clear reason, affects up to 36% of adult males. The term “gynecomastia” comes from the Greek language with a combination of the words “gyne” meaning “woman” and “mastos”, which means breasts. Gynecomastia may result from adipose, glandular or mixed nature. Gynecomastia, also called lipomastia, most often results from obesity – and although often the reduction in body weight is also associated with a reduction in the breast, it does not always allow the man to completely get rid of this problem.
Aesthetic medicine offices now offer many treatments that can help in the removal of gynecomastia. Regardless of the nature of gynecomastia, before making a decision about the procedure, it is necessary to undergo thorough medical diagnostics including laboratory tests and breast ultrasonography. Its main goal is to eliminate serious health problems that may be responsible for the emergence of gynecomastia, such as hormonal imbalance or breast cancer – whose incidence in men is estimated at around 1%.
What are the available methods for removing gynecomastia fat?
In the case of fat gynecomastia, liposuction is the most commonly used method of its removal. In lipomastia, this procedure involves sucking up excess fat from the breast. It can be done by the classical method or using more modern techniques that shorten the period of convalescence and minimize the risk of complications.
Classic liposuction is an operation that is performed under general anesthesia and usually lasts about 1-1.5 hours. The surgeon performs cuts of 2-3 cm in the chest crease. These cuts are then inserted into cannulas, which are used to suck out excess fat. Scars remaining after liposuction performed by traditional methods are usually almost invisible. During the first few days after the procedure, the patient may feel discomfort of the operated area, therefore, analgesia is often necessary during this period. In order to obtain the best results for about a month after the treatment, you should wear a special compression vest, which aims to reduce swelling. The final effects of the operation can be assessed after a few months – the method is considered to be effective and brings lasting results.
Liposuction using ultra-sounds is a more modern face of traditional liposuction, which also applies to the treatment of gynecomastia (more information on the ohmymoobs.com portal ). Ultrasound is used in this case to break up fatty tissue, which is easier to remove. In addition, it allows for more precise modeling of the treated area and control the amount of extracted fat. This method makes it possible to remove excess tissue with smaller diameter cannulas – and thus the procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction.