Gynecomastia surgery, which is essentially a male breast reduction, removes fat and / or glandular tissue excess from the breasts. During puberty, most boys store fat in their breasts and torso, but that fat usually disappears in 1 to 2 years. For others, the overgrowth of glandular tissue is what’s causing the issue (male mammary glands usually don’t grow), which is called gynecomastia. The severity of the condition can vary from an individual to another, but most men affected are significantly embarrassed, which can have long-term consequences, especially in young individuals.
Ideally, male breasts are flat and well defined by the pectoral muscles. However, when they store fat or when the mammary gland is overdeveloped, the nipple-areolar complex tends to point downwards and the breast have a feminized appearance.
Male breast reduction is carried out through an short incision along the border of the areola. Liposuction is used to remove fat excess whereas the excision of a portion of the mammary gland reduces its size. The gynecomastia surgery in Tunisia is performed under general anesthesia, it is 1 hour long on average. This treatment offers excellent results and doesn’t leave noticeable traces. The satisfaction rate of the procedure is very high. A resting period of only a few days is enough to recover from the surgery. Wearing a compressive garment is usually required during the recovery.
The exact cause of the condition is, to this day, hard to pinpoint. Certain medications, genetic predispositions and hormonal changes can all be responsible for gynecomastia. It’s not uncommon for 14 years old boys to develop the condition during 1 or 2 years during puberty.
Overweight can also cause harmful hormonal imbalances. A weight loss program must be considered to decrease the size of the breast before considering plastic surgery in Tunisia. Certain liver conditions can cause the abnormal development of the breasts, which also have to be ruled out by a doctor before considering surgery.