Breast Reduction for men
Over-developed or enlarged breasts in men are the result of over-developed mammary glands. It is defined by the diameter of breast tissue surrounding the nipples being more. than 0.5 cm.
Some men develop a disease called gynecomastia which makes breasts develop like those of a female.
- Endocrine disorders
- Unknown causes
Treatment depends on particular causes
§ In the case where drug use is the cause, patients must first stop using drugs, and to ensure that the drug-taking has ceased, the patient must be monitored by a qualified medical practitioner.
§ In cases of unknown causes, especially in the teenage period, the condition usually disappears in 1 to 2 years.
§ In cases where the breasts have developed and are too large or saggy, plastic surgery is recommended.
Surgery is performed in hospital, under general anesthesia. Different techniques will be applied for particular cases.
§ If breasts are simply over-developed and have too much fat, liposuction will be applied.
§ If mammary glands are over-developed, a combination of liposuction and removal of breast skin around the areolas are used.
An over-night stay is not required. The surgeon will apply bandages to your breasts for 24 to 48 hours. The dressing is changed every two days and stitches are normally removed after 10 days. After a recovery period of about a month, you will be able to resume playing sport.