Conduct of the Procedure
Gynecomastia can be treated using several surgical techniques whose choice depends on the extent of the disorder. A proper assessment and physical examination will help determine which surgery is best for the patient. Treatments include basic liposuction, gland removal through incision under the nipple, and full skin lift.
Scars are more or less noticeable, depending on the type of procedure. This will be detailed during the appointment.
A simple gland removal procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia. When liposuction or major skin removal is necessary, the procedure is usually carried out under general anesthesia.
The patient may be asked to wear a chest girdle for 1 month. This will help achieve the best possible result after the surgery. Regular activities can be resumed 2 weeks after the surgery. Strenuous physical activities must be avoided for 6 weeks.
The first follow-up visit is scheduled one week after the surgery for suture removal. Thereafter, subsequent visits will be scheduled to achieve optimal result.