Treatment of Gynecomastia
Removal of men’s gynecomastia is a fairly common surgery. Gynecomastia, or mammary gland augmentation, as a result of which the breast acquires a rounded female shape, occurs according to statistics in 30% – to a greater or lesser extent. From a physiological point of view, this pathology is usually not dangerous, but from a psychological point of view it causes serious discomfort, stress, lack of confidence. However, the good news is that the situation is easy to fix. The surgery is quite simple, takes less than an hour and its result is a complete correction of a physical defect.
Dr. Olexandr Chornomyz: Your Personal Plastic Surgeon
Entrusting your body to a surgeon is a very serious step, and the decision must be made taking into account various factors. It is very important to choose a clinic in Kyiv where you will feel comfortable and safe. Safety is confidence in the professionalism of the surgeon and operating staff, the need for the surgery, and the elimination of health risks. At the clinic of Dr. Chornomyz, the preliminary diagnostics is carried out and we will offer a surgery only if there are no other options to correct physical defects. When performing gynecomastia removal, the most effective surgical methods and modern medical equipment are used, which allows to achieve the maximum effect, prevent scars and shorten the rehabilitation period. Make an appointment for a consultation to learn more about the surgery, clarify the approximate price (the exact cost is calculated after the diagnostics and personal examination) and determine the time of an individual appointment.
The first symptoms of gynecomastia can appear already in childhood and adolescence. At first, the mammary glands increase suddenly in diameter, pain occurs in the chest area, and hypersensitivity appears around the nipples. This can occur even when wearing clothes, when any fabric begins to cause pain when touching the nipples. At the fibrous stage, milky-type fluids may be secreted.
Adolescents and children do not undergo the surgery, moreover, they often have this temporary phenomenon that goes along with puberty. If this did not happen, and after puberty the chest is enlarged, treatment is prescribed – medicamentous or surgical. Often, pathology is observed in men after 35 years. Whether to make the surgery or resort to therapy, the doctor decides in each case.
- decompensated diabetes mellitus;
- diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver with impaired functioning of organs (the surgery may be done after the permission of a specialist);
- blood clotting disorder;
- acute infections in the body and exacerbation of chronic diseases (until recovery).
Mastectomy (breast removal) is done only for adult patients!
Features of Postoperative Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation after the surgery lasts about three weeks. In the first several days, the shoulder girdle will become less mobile, pain may be felt, but in general the patient’s condition does not interfere with the usual life. Postoperative recovery will be faster if certain rules are followed. For the first week, it is advisable to avoid the shower and bath, sauna. It is recommended to wear a special bandage during all the time of rehabilitation. For a month, it is needed to avoid sports and physical activity.