Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), is a very common condition in men. It can result in embarrassment, cruel teasing, and social trauma. Men so affected will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoiding bare chested activities, and withdrawing from public exposure. The common complaint is their embarrassment which they face when they have to take off their shirts for a swim and also when they need to take off their shirt during some of the traditional Hindu festival poojas especially in India.
The embarrassment may be so severe that many of them loose their self esteem and go into depression. Boys at school are often the candidates for teasing especially during sports when they need to wear sports wear which may reveal their enlarged breasts
The procedure(Male breast reduction with a key hole approach)
Power assisted or even routine wet liposuction followed by gland excision can give gratifying results. The procedure is done through a small puncture incision under the arm pit which is well hidden.The fat is sucked out and the gland is squeezed out with a small periareolar incision.Pressure garments are necessary to be worn for a period of four to six weeks following the procedure.
Hospital stay:1day First follow up :5th post op day Second follow up:12th day Precautions: to avoid Exertion,Gym,Sports for 6weeks after the procedure Pressure garment:this a tight stretchable garment(Corset) which needs to be worn for 8 weeks in order to contour the operated area.
Results: Can be appretiated only after 6 weeks to 6months