The condition may be bilateral (involving both breasts) or unilateral. Male breast tissue may feel swollen and painful. Breast cancer and other conditions that might cause similar symptoms must be ruled out before treatment of the condition can begin.
Man boob surgery (or as it is medically known reduction mammoplasty) is usually performed on patients with chronic gynecomastia or those who have not received treatment within one year of onset. Causative conditions such as hyperthyroidism and low testosterone may be treated successfully with medication and the gynecomastia associated with these disorders may resolve as a consequence. Various medications can also lie at the root of the development of man books, switching to equivalents may also take care of the problem. When these and other alternatives fail, surgery becomes a viable option.
One major difference between female and male reduction mammoplasty is that in men, preservation of the functional aspects of the breast is not a consideration. Since men do not nurse babies, there is no need to preserve breast structures as there is in women.
Male breast reduction usually involves the removal of glandular tissue of the male breast when the causes are hormonal. If excess body fat is determined to be the culprit, removal of the fat via liposuction is employed. Learn more about how this clinic in Sydney does laser hair removal or call Reema’s Clinic today (02) 9727-2747
There are several surgical approaches to breast reduction in males.
• Subcutaneous mastectomy- removal of glandular tissue
• Liposuction assisted mastectomy- when gynecomastia is due to body fat
• Laser assisted liposuction (laser is used to liquefy fatty tissue, liposuction to remove it)
• Laser lipolysis (breakdown of fat and lipids) without liposuction.