Male Breast Reduction Surgery Dubai
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Dubai | 2 October 2018
Some men find that one or both breasts may be abnormally large. Known as gynaecomastia, this condition can result from a hormone imbalance or from being very overweight, which can increase levels of oestrogen and cause breast tissue to grow. Breast reduction surgery is an option for men with this condition. It may also be used to tighten the breast area after dramatic weight loss that has caused the skin to sag. However, it is not suitable for men whose large breasts are simply excess fat from being overweight.
What does it involve?
Breast reduction surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. There are several techniques the surgeon could use, but generally the operation involves:
making a cut (incision) around the nipple
using liposuction to suck out excess fatty tissue
extending the cuts and repositioning the nipples if there is a lot of tissue to remove
The operation takes about 90 minutes. You usually need to stay in hospital overnight.
It can take a few weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery. You may need to take a few days off work. It can take up to six months to see the full results. You will need to wear an elastic garment day and night for a few weeks after the operation. The length of time you need to keep the dressings on depends on how quickly your wounds heal. After one or two weeks, your stitches will either dissolve or be removed. You should avoid stretching, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for up to six weeks after the operation. You can drive again when it’s no longer painful to wear a seatbelt, which may be several weeks.
Side effects to expect
It’s typical after breast reduction surgery to have:
sore breasts for a few weeks
scars – these may take several months to fade
Most men are just left with a scar around the nipple. But a large breast reduction operation may also result in a scar that runs down vertically and horizontally across the breast crease.