Gynecomastia Surgery Before And After In UK
View before and after photos of gynecomastia surgery patients who have been treated by UK plastic surgeons.
True gynecomastia is breast tissue in men. It is composed of fat, breast glandular tissue, usually an enlarged areola, and extra skin.
To truly treat it, there is a combination of liposuction (usually ultrasonic to help break up the fibrous fat and tighten the skin) and direct excision of breast tissue.
If needed, this is accompanied by a reduction in the areola and tightening of the skin.
Most cases are due to fat with little or no breast gland component, which you may hear referred to as “pseudogynecomastia” or “lipomastia”.
These are the “man boobs” or “moobs” you see photos of. The good news is fat is easier to treat. In these patients there is less droopiness of the skin and the areola is normal sized.
They tend to respond well to simple ultrasonic liposuction. Adolescent gynecomastia is common and usually temporary. With persistent gynecomastia, you need to also look at other causes such as steroids, liver failure, tumors, genetic disorders, marijuana use, and some medications.
Gynecomastia literally translates to “female breasts” when referring to a male. Gynecomastia normally occurs in up to 60% of normal pubertal males and usually responds. It is characterized by excess breast tissue often associated with fat.
Commonly the areola is enlarged. In severe cases the skin may be redundant and the breast can actually sag. Treatment involves management of the different components: breast, fat and skin.
Gynecomastia is an abnormal enlargement of the male breast. Surgery is indicated if Gynecomastia persists longer than 1 year. The three components of gynecomastia include:
- Breast enlargement
- Nipple ptosis or drooping
- Skin redundancy.
Gynecomastia is abnormal development of breast tissue in males. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men, but the two are not associated.
There are escalating grades of gynecomastia and depend on how much fat and glandular tissue as well as ptosis/sagging is present.