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  • Gynecomastia

    1. What is Gynecomastia?
    It is a Condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, It is due to the overgrowth of breast glandular tissue

    2.How it is done?
    Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula The Liposuction cannula, typically connected to a powerful suction pump, is inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin, and fat is removed by suction as the cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fat

    3.Why it should cause so much concern?
    Some men try to avoid certain physical activities like swimming They avoid intimacy with others so as not to reveal their condition. And they have emotional discomfort and finally they lose their self confidence

    4.what causes gynecomastia?
    hormonal changes,the levels of male and female harmones fluctuate during puberty, some men are sensitive to the female harmones hence they develop breast enlargement heredity conditions, certain diseases drug abuse or overuse

    5.At what age you should be concerned about gynacomastia?
    During the teen years, the hormonal changes of puberty can sometimes cause one or both breasts to become enlarged and tender. While embarrassing, this condition usually disappears after a few months If the breast enlargement is persistent over 18 years and stable for more than 2 years it must be treated

    6.what does the gynacomastia contain ? is it only fat?
    It could be localised deposit of fat only or only excess glandular tissue development It could be A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue

    7.Is it precancerous?
    No it is not a precancerous although the breast tissue liposucked or excised is subjected to biopsy routinely

    8.what is the treatment?
    Usually liposuction will suffice for most of the patients

    9.Is it safe to undergo liposuction for gynecomastia?
    Yes it is a safe procedure and usually without any major complications

    10.Is it necessary to have open surgery also in gynecomastia?
    Some times it may be necessary to remove the hard glandular tissue underneath the nipple by a small incision The scar may not be visible as it is placed in an inconspicuous manner

    11.what is the usual routine for gynecomastia surgery?
    The surgeon will examine you and ask you to get investigated for pre operative assessment Once you are fit, the COSMETIC surgeon admits you in the hospital and your chest is examined again and markings are made to plan for surgery Usually the surgery is done under General Anaesthesia and in the post operative period you will be asked to wear a compression garment for several weeks Some sutures need to be removed at 10 to 12 days The tumescent fluid may be draining for a few days

    12.At what time i can resume my work?
    Light activity may be resumed in two days Sports activities may be resumed in 2 to 4 weeks but the Cosmetic Surgeon decides`on each patient

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