Techniques and procedures

Gynecomastia
SURGERY DURATION
1 - 2 hours
TYPE OF ANESTHESIA
Local and sedation / General
ADMISSION DURATION
Outpatient or overnight admission
RECOVERY TIME
Return to work 3 - 4 days
RESULTS DURATION
Permanent, if significant weight changes are avoided
RESULTS
Immediate

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is defined as the increase of breast tissue (fat and/or gland) in the male; it can affect one or both breasts.

There are multiple causes that may justify the origin of gynecomastia: hormonal changes, the intake of certain medications or the presence of some diseases; however, in most cases the origin is unknown (idiopathic).

What does gynecomastia surgery involve?

It is a procedure in which excess fat and/or gland is removed; in some cases, depending on the associated skin flaccidity, it is combined with the resection of excess skin. The objective is to achieve a firm and flat chest, recovering a harmonic body contour.

There are different surgical techniques depending on the predominance of tissues presented by the patient:

If the excess is mainly fat: liposuction is used.
If the excess is mainly glandular: the gland is removed through an incision in the lower half of the areola.
If the excess is both glandular and fatty tissue: a combination of the two previous techniques is performed.

Depending on the degree of associated skin excess, it can be combined with various techniques of resection of the excess skin.

Dr Ojeda will be the one who evaluates each case individually, analyzing the anatomical characteristics and morphology of your gynecomastia. Only then we will be able to recommend the type of procedure with which we are going to fulfill your desires and expectations, obtaining satisfactory and lasting results.

Preoperative study

At Clínica Ángela Ojeda we always guarantee the greatest security when carrying out all interventions. Therefore in the preoperative consultation we carry out:

Detailed clinical history and physical exploration, with personal antecedents and previous pathologies.

Analytical conventional with study of coagulation.

Electrocardiogram

Chest X-ray, sometimes required.

 

All these tests will be evaluated by one of the specialists in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation who are part of the team, who will indicate if your health condition is optimal to carry out the intervention with total safety and guarantees.

How long does the surgery take?

In order to guarantee the safety and well-being of the patient, the interventions are always performed in the hospital, in optimal conditions of hygiene and sterility.

The surgical procedure has an estimated duration of 1 - 2 hours, depending on the technique.

The anesthesia used is usually general or local and sedation. The time of admission to the hospital where we perform the intervention is variable depending on the case, it can be ambulatory or 24 hours admission.

How is the recovery after gynecomastia surgery?

During the first days it is normal to have some discomfort, with a feeling of heaviness or aches. We will arrange for the necessary analgesia, which, together with relative rest, will manage to control such discomfort. After the operation you should not carry weight or make intense efforts.

The first hours

From the first day we recommend taking short walks. It is normal to present a loss of sensitivity, with a corking sensation, in the operated area; it will be recovered progressively.

The first days

A few days after the operation, you will be able to lead a more or less normal life and return to work, with certain limitations on effort. Non-impact sports can be resumed progressively from the 3rd week onwards, always with the consent of your surgeon.

All treatments and check-ups will be carried out by professionals who are part of our medical team. To guarantee the quality of the result, we individualize each post-operative process with personalized indications. Therefore, we consider it essential for a correct recovery and excellent results to follow the guidelines set by both the doctor and her team.

How much does the surgery to treat gynecomastia cost?

The price of gynecomastia surgery depends on the technique used, which varies according to the wishes and anatomical characteristics of each patient. Therefore, in Clínica Ángela Ojeda we will facilitate you an individualized budget according to your needs, please contact us.