Gynecomastia mainly refers to enlargement of breast in males due to increase of ductal, fatty or stromal tissues. It is a very common condition occurring in almost two thirds of the male population. However, surgery is not required in all the cases. In a lot of cases, medicines help in getting rid of gynecomastia.
Ways of Gynecomastia Correction
In a lot of cases, medicines work towards curing gynecomastia. Imaging and investigations are carried out to see if gynecomastia is a result of hormonal disorder and medicines in the patients before resorting to surgical and invasive procedures. If gynecomastia is resulting from hormonal disorder and medicines, it can be reversed. Gynecomastia is neither life threatening not has got nay long term effects. Gynecomastia in puberty sometimes heals on its own. If it does not heal on its own or with medicines within six months to two years, surgery is the only way out.
Contemporary surgical techniques are being used in treatment of gynecomastia these days. Gynecomastia surgery has become very less invasive these days with the advent of liposuction and its variants such as ultra sound assisted and power assisted liposuction. These techniques have however failed to yield any result in case of skin excess. New endoscopic techniques and arthroscopic morcellation are very effective in minimizing scar. Liposuction incisions are used. Surgical procedures are customized to suit the needs, requirements and medical condition of the patients for best results.
Majority of the gynecomastia patients achieve great results through suction assisted and ultra sound assisted lipectomy. However, some patients with excess skin require more invasive techniques to achieve good results. A lot of modifications have been made in recent years to achieve better results with minimal invasion in recent years.
A patient should always go to a certified surgeon and get the procedures done in a certified medical centers. A surgeon will do a thorough analysis before going ahead with the surgery. It is important to check if gynecomastia is reversible. In this case, medication works. If a doctor doubts the presence of any malignant tumour, he/she will carry out all the required tests and investigations to reach a conclusion. Surgery is only carried out once the doctor is satisfied with all the preliminary examinations and investigations. After surgery care is very important and patients should follow whatever has been advised to them by the doctors after surgery.