BREAST REDUCTION IN GYNECOMASTY
Many men suffer from so-called gynecomastia, i.e. a particularly large breast. The causes for this can be very diverse and often put an enormous strain on those affected.
We will advise you personally or by telephone about gynecomastia in consultation with our partner surgeon
The treatment takes place after detailed information and discussion examinations by our partner surgeon and specialist in plastic surgery
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Why a breast reduction in gynecomasty?
For one, puberty can be the key. The breast grows in the majority of boys, but in most cases it recedes. In some cases, however, the breast remains in the condition, especially this often affects boys who are overweight.
If men use anabolic steroids or if alcohol is consumed too often or in too large a quantity, the liver can no longer break down enough estrogen, which can also lead to gynecomastia. However, the aging process can also cause the production of male hormones to decrease, the percentage of body fat in the body increases, and so the breasts grow too.
However, gynecomastia can also be hormonal or cause liver cirrhosis. In the worst case, however, the male breast can indicate a breast cancer tumor.
If the gynecomastia has not arisen because of breast cancer, those affected can opt for a breast reduction.
First of all, it must be considered whether the gynecomastia is mainly due to excess fatty tissue or whether there is also excess glandular tissue.
If it is only about fatty tissue that needs to be removed, simple liposuction is the way to go. A small incision is made in the areola, a narrow suction cannula is inserted into the tissue and the fatty tissue is carefully suctioned off under local anesthesia.
However, if there is an excess of glandular tissue, it must be removed through the same incision. If necessary, this must also be combined with liposuction.
In cases where a lot of tissue has to be removed, there may be excess skin. In this case, the patient can combine the reduction with a breast lift.
Like any operation, gynecomastia surgery also involves certain risks.
The general risks associated with a gynecomastia include infection, bleeding, thrombosis, or poor tolerance to anesthesia.