Gynecomastia Correction (Male Breast Reduction)

OVERVIEW

Also called male breast reduction, gynecomastia correction is a cosmetic procedure for men, aiming to remove breast fat and/or breast tissue (glandular tissue) to create a well-defined appearance of the male chest, thus improving overall masculine physique.

WHY GYNECOMASTIA CORRECTION?

For male candidates, gynecomastia (enlarged breasts or overdeveloped males breasts) can be an embarrassing issue, which is sometimes difficult to conceal. Gynecomastia correction is an ideal surgical solution designed to enhance their self-image and confidence as well as elevate quality of life as desired.

DETAILS OF GYNECOMASTIA CORRECTION OPTIONS

WIH team of board-certified surgeons successfully provide 2 standard options of gynecomastia correction, including: 

1.   Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical option ideally for candidates with breast fat tissue. By performing liposuction, WIH surgeons remove the breast fat tissue properly without impairing underlying tissues as well as blood vessels. This option offers the advantage of barely visible scarring due to no incision required, but the limit of not being able to remove the breast gland tissue itself.

2.   Periareolar Incision

The periareolar incision involves removal of the entire breast fat and glandular tissue, which is suitable for candidates with both breast fat tissue and gland tissue. This procedure is done via minimal incisions along the lower edge of the areola. After surgery, there will be short scars which will improve through time depending on each individual’s healing.

DETAILS OF GYNECOMASTIA CORRECTION SURGERY

Gynecomastia correction - Liposuction

Type of Anesthesia:  Local anesthesia to ensure comfort   

Operation Time:       1 hour

Length of Stay:        No admission

Gynecomastia correction - Periareolar Incision

Type of Anesthesia:  General anesthesia  to ensure patient's safety   

Operation Time:        2 - 3 hours

Length of stay:         2 days 1 night

GYNECOMASTIA CORRECTION AFTERCARE

  1. Drainage tubes will technically help reduce post-op swelling.
  2. After the night of surgery, wear the compression garment as much as possible for at least 2 weeks to reduce swelling and support the shape of the new chest.
  3. In the first 72 hours after surgery, sleep with your head elevated in a recliner or with 2 pillows to help reduce swelling and bruising.
  4. Avoid showering until the stitches are removed. This is to ensure that your wounds remain dry.
  5. The stitches and drainage tube will be removed 5 – 7 days after surgery.
  6. Take medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
  7. Avoid rigorous activity or exercise as well as lifting heavy stuff for 6 months.
  8. For candidates who decide on the periareolar incision technique, nipple sensation can be impacted, which may improve depending on each individual’s healing.