How to Treat Breast Enlargement in Men
The treatment for gynecomastia which is the enlargement of breasts in men, can be done with the use of drugs or surgery, but it should always be directed to fight their cause.
In the case of gynecomastia that occurs during adolescence, the treatment is not always necessary because the increase of the breasts tends to disappear with the passing of time. An option of natural treatment for gynecomastia is to do exercises that strengthen the chest and lose weight, by burning all the fat.
Treatment aesthetic with devices that eliminate the fat and improve the firmness of the skin can also be used, and should be guided by the physiotherapist.
Remedies for Gynecomastia
In gynecomastia caused by an imbalance between the male hormones and the female, the treatment with medicines is the main option to try to regulate and stabilize hormones. An example of a remedy for gynecomastia is Tamoxifen, but can also be used Clomiphene or Dostinex.
Surgery for gynecomastia
The surgery for gynecomastia is called reduction mammaplasty, aims to reduce the size of the breasts in men.
The surgery takes about 1h30, it is performed with sedation and local or general anesthesia, depending on the plastic surgeon that will do surgery and usually is done a cut in the shape of a half moon around the nipple.
In cases where the patient has excess fat in the breasts, instead of the surgery can be performed a liposuction to remove the excess volume and to correct the sagging that may exist.
In the more severe cases of gynecomastia, the breast tissue in excess can make the breasts become flaccid, and the areola enlarged, surgery is also carried out the repositioning of the areola and removed the excess skin.
Recovery after surgery for gynecomastia
Recovery after surgery for gynecomastia is usually quick, as the patient has discharged on the same day.
Despite the problems with the surgery are rare, they can occur irregularities in the surface of the breast and changes in the shape or position of the nipple.
The post-operative period of the surgery for gynecomastia
In the postoperative period of the surgery for gynecomastia, the patient may present with swelling and change in sensitivity of the breasts. Usually the swelling lasts about 7 to 10 days, and the lack of sensitivity in the location, while the transient may last up to 1 year.
After surgery, the patient should use a compression strap chest every day for about 30 to 45 days, as shown in the image, to help improve the grip of the skin, support the operated area and to decrease the risk of post-operative as bleeding, for example.
It is very important to the patient to avoid all physical efforts in the first two weeks, as well as the exposure to the sun in the first few months. The physical exercises usually are resumed 3 months after surgery and always under the indication of plastic surgeon.
Price of surgery for gynecomastia
The price of surgery for gynecomastia varies between 3000 and 6000 real. It is also possible to make gyno by the SUS or by the health plan.