The surgical procedure removes both glandular tissues and excessive fat. Through a small cut along the margins of the nipple entire tissues causing the bulge are removed by combination of direct excision and or Liposuction along with excessive skin if present. In some cases a negative pressure drain tube is kept under the skin for next 24 hour or to remove any excessive collection of fluid or blood. Most of the cases are sent back home the same evening with dressings applied over the chest wall. Stitches are removed after about 7 to 10 days and a pressure supportive band or elasticized vest like garment is worn for next 3 to 6 weeks to ensure proper healing.
All individuals, whether male or female, possess both female hormones (estrogens) and male hormones (androgens). During puberty, levels of these hormones may fluctuate and rise at different levels, resulting in a temporary state in which estrogen concentration is relatively high. Studies regarding the prevalence of gynecomastia in normal adolescents have yielded widely varying results, with prevalence estimates as low as 4% and as high as 69% of adolescent boys. These differences probably result from variations in what is perceived to be normal and the different ages of boys examined in the studies.
What is gynecomastia? The answer is very straightforward: It is the abnormal enlargement of the male breast. However, there is a range of male breast swelling or gynecomastia causes and understanding these can help work out how to get rid of the problem. In most cases there are few symptoms associated with the breast swelling, and it is not usually painful. The most common time for male breast tissue to grow is during puberty when up to 70% of boys are affected. Things as varied as foods, prescribed drugs, recreational drugs (most commonly marijuana or steroids), or illness in other areas of the body can all lead to man boobs. Occasionally there is a serious cause for the breast swelling and it can be helpful to use a symptom checker to see if an urgent trip to the doctor is needed. Worrying symptoms can include unilateral swelling, severe pain or separate lumps – either in the breast or in another part of the body.