One of the most common surgeries for men is dealing with ‘moobs' (man boobs) is Gynecomastia. It is an embarrassing condition making it difficult to train at the gym or feel at ease on the beach. Fortunately it is problem easily dealt with by all cosmetic surgeons.
If you're a man with enlarged breasts, you're probably taking some time collecting relevant information to help you make a decision what, if anything, to do about your condition.
Gynecomastia is a common condition in men and boys. The breasts swell and become abnormally large. All males and females have breast glands, but they are not obvious in men, because they have a tendency to be small and undeveloped
In about 25% of cases, the causes of gynecomastia are not known. In other cases, strong medicines like methadone, spironolactone, HIV medication, cancer chemotherapy, hormone therapy for prostatic cancer, ulcer medication, CCB, antifungal medication, antibiotics and antidepressants have a tendency to disturb the natural hormonal balance and lead to gynecomastia
Before surgical procedure, a patient must go through all recommended medical tests. As component of the preparation, the patient should avoid taking any medicine without prior authorization from the surgeon. Usage of nicotine should be dropped in the days leading up to the surgery
The cosmetic surgeon should explain why he has asked the patient to follow certain guidelines in the days preceding the surgery. This ensures that all the guidelines are followed consistently.
Medications for the therapy of gynecomastia.
Tamoxifen is a drug that blocks the action of the female hormone estrogen in the body. It is used for treating and preventing breast cancer, but it can also reduce the symptoms of breast pain and breast enlargement in men.
Aromatase inhibitors, used for treating breast and ovarian cancer in post-menopausal women, may be used off-label to prevent or treat gynecomastia in males.
The procedure can be done under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. When the gynecomastia surgery is done under local anaesthetic, patients will feel a small sting as the local anaesthetic is infiltrated into the breast tissue; this takes about five or ten minutes.
Recurrence after Gynecomastia surgery.
Once the firm breast tissue is removed, it will not generally return. … If the condition arose from the use of medications, anabolic steroids, or hormones, these could contribute to a recurrence of the condition. Post-operative weight gain may also result in a recurrence
Initial male breast reduction recovery time takes about 1-2 weeks typically. During this time, patients will want to take it easy, and must avoid strenuous activity to facilitate healing and prevent complications.