Gynecomastia, colloquially called male boobs or male breasts is a condition, which affects a large number of men all over the world. It is when breasts develop in a male due to a hormonal imbalance in adolescence. Although the imbalance automatically goes away, the developed breast tissue does not. This can be very embarrassing for men who feel very insecure because of this.
Since it is breast tissue that is affected by Gynecomastia, surgery is necessary to remove it. It is not fat; therefore, exercise does not burn it. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr Abizer Kapadia is essential for its removal.
What Is Gynecomastia?
In gynecomastia, tissues get developed around the breast. Dr. Kapadia uses the latest liposuction technologies, Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) and Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) to remove these tissues.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Gynecomastia?
Dr. Abizer Kapadia, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has provided guidelines as to who can receive gynecomastia:
What To Expect At The Consultation With Dr. Abizer Kapadia?
Dr. Abizer Kapadia gives the utmost importance to the consultation as it is the step where you understand the procedure, all the aspects of it, and analyze your comfort level with the doctor and his/her staff. During the consultation, Dr. Abizer Kapadia will guide you through the whole process with all the details and will discuss how to prepare for the surgery, its recovery process, helping you make an informed decision. Dr. Abizer will also discuss and understand your reasons for getting surgery and help you have realistic goals and expectations from the surgery.
During the consultation, you should prepare yourself for a physical examination and discuss your medical history, previous surgeries, drug allergies, medical conditions, and other such topics concerning your health. Dr. Abizer also urges his patients to ask questions and queries to resolve any doubts they may have regarding the surgery, procedure, risks involved, and results as his utmost priority lies in the safety and satisfaction of his patients.
Before / After Images
How Gynecomastia Surgery Is Performed?
You begin under general or local anaesthesia. After this, an incision is made so that Dr Kapadia can remove the tissue and fat. The incision is typically made on the side of the chest. This ensures that the scar stays hidden and adds to the naturalness of the results.
Through the scar, Dr Kapadia uses the latest liposuction technology, i.e. Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) and VASER, Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) to remove any excess fat.
PAL uses high-frequency vibrations to break up the fat cells. This makes suctioning easier. Meanwhile, UAL through the VASER machine, uses ultrasound waves to melt and emulsify the fat, enabling easy removal. These procedures are also minimally invasive, therefore reducing trauma and recovery time exponentially.
The breast gland is also targeted with the same techniques. PAL and UAL successfully break up the gland so that it can be removed, through a separate incision, quickly and easily. Following the procedure, depending on the excess skin remaining, excision may or may not be necessary. One of the benefits of VASER is the heat it releases. This makes the skin shrink and tighten. Additionally, if your skin is very elastic, then it automatically goes back into place after the procedure. In some cases, the areola may also need resizing for the best results.
How Is Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery?
What Are The Results?
You get very natural-looking, virtually scar-free results. The lateral chest incision method ensures that your scar remains hidden instead of being on the front of your chest. Many patients experience a massive boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. They finally stop feeling embarrassed about going out in public shirtless and can truly enjoy swimming and beach holidays after their Gynecomastia treatment!
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