Advantages and Disadvantages of Gynecomastia Surgery

What is Gynecomastia?

Sometimes, hormonal imbalance in men results in excess production of breast tissues, and because of an abnormal increase in the amount of breast gland tissues the breasts look enlarged and gives rise to female-appearing breasts in men. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. Boys and men suffering from this condition experience deep feelings of embarrassment and shame. There is no particular age group to which it occurs, which means it can happen at any stage of life. Natural Gynecomastia can be also be caused by genetics or obesity. Furthermore, some drugs also contribute to its development.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Liposuction is an outstanding cosmetic procedure designed to remove extra fat from any area of the body. The surgery permanently reduces the size of a man’s breast. Men suffering from gynecomastia can undergo this procedure to get rid of female-like breasts. The surgery for enlarged breasts is usually done under general anesthesia to keep the patient sedated throughout the operation. During the surgery, the surgeon creates a small incision on each side of the chest and inserts a thin hollow tube (cannula) in the chest through the incision. The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled environment, to loosen the excess fat. In the end, the liquefied fat is removed from the chest by utilizing a syringe or a vacuum.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Like all the other cosmetic surgeries, gynecomastia surgery has also advantages and disadvantages associated with it. In this article, you will get to know about all the pros and cons of male breast reduction surgery.

Advantages:

Permanent results

Gynecomastia surgery gives a high rate of patient satisfaction in terms of results with minimal complications. Liposuction generally removes the fat cells permanently but when you gain the weight back, new fat cells also develop due to which the breasts become enlarged again. In simple words, we can say that the results are permanent until you regain the weight.

Builds square chest look

It is the best way to build a big square chest. From this surgery, you get a new and more attractive chest contour and your breasts will no longer look like female boobs. It provides man with a fit masculine appearance.

Boosts the Self-Confidence

The surgery is exceptionally good for those people who are extremely distressed by man boobs. By having the surgery, the individual regains his lost confidence and his social life is also improved. It builds self-assurance and enhances the overall personality.

Minimal scarring

Scars appear after the surgery but are usually minimal and fade over time so you don’t have to worry about them.

Disadvantages:

If you are considering this surgery then you should be aware that some advantages also come with it. Some common disadvantages of male breast reduction surgery are,

Recovery takes time

Liposuction is a major surgery therefore it usually takes several weeks for recovery. The recovery time varies from patient to patient depending upon the size of the area being treated. Breast is a large area so at least 2-3 weeks are required to fully heal and recover from it. Your social and work life will be disturbed during this phase.

Inflammation

As soon the procedure is completed, you will start experiencing pain, swelling, bruising, and discomfort in your chest. For the first few hours, the inflammation will be severe but after that, it will go away. Slow wound healing is another downside of this surgery.

Risk of infection

It is surgical therefore there always a risk of infection associated with it. When cuts and incisions are created there is a chance that bacteria from outside might enter the skin and cause infection. This usually happens due to the carelessness of the surgeon.