Gynecomastia Surgery in Dubai

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Gynecomastia, often referred to as “man boobs”, is a medical condition in which breast tissues and fat form in an excessive amount in the chest area. This results in puffy nipples and breasts. Gynecomastia can be a source of embarrassment and low-self esteem for some individuals. Fortunately, this condition is treatable with male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes excess tissues and fat from the male chest area to enhance its shape and proportion. This treatment is usually performed under general anesthesia with a one-night stay in the hospital.

What are the Causes of Gynecomastia? 

The causes of gynecomastia include:

  • Natural hormonal changes
  • Use of certain hormonal drugs, such as steroids 
  • Health conditions (such as tumours, hypogonadism, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, liver failure and cirrhosis, and malnutrition)
  • Aging
  • Being obese or overweight

What is the Aim of the Procedure? 

Gynecomastia treatment is mainly provided to males with enlarged breasts. The primary goal of this treatment is to remove excess fat, breast tissue, or skin from the targeted area and address any underlying physical discomfort. During the procedure, the surgeon also ensures to make the chest area fully contoured and align with its natural appearance.

Gynecomastia Diagnosis

To determine whether you have Gynecomastia, your doctor will likely review your visible symptoms and suggest a medical exam to evaluate your breast tissue, genitals, and abdomen.

Tests prescribed for Gynecomastia diagnosis generally help determine the nature of the breast enlargement. These tests include:

  • Mammograms
  • Blood tests
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Tissue biopsy
  • Testicular ultrasound

Gynecomastia Treatment Options

Gynecomastia treatment is usually performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. 

The treatment options for gynecomastia are:

  • Liposuction
  • Surgical excision
  • Mastectomy

How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Liposuction Technique 

The liposuction technique is used when Gynecomastia develops due to excess fatty tissue. During this procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the treatment area. A cannula is inserted through those incisions and moved back and forth to dislodge and loosen the excess fatty deposits under the skin. The fat is then removed via suction. 

Surgical Excision Technique

Surgical excision is most suitable when your Gynecomastia is due to excess glandular breast tissue or excess skin. This technique is also used if the nipple needs repositioning or the areola requires a size reduction to achieve a more natural male chest contour. The incision patterns that the surgeon uses vary depending on what exactly is being corrected and the surgical preference.

Some cases of Gynecomastia require a combination of both liposuction and surgical excision techniques to treat the condition.

Sometimes male breast reduction treatment does not require surgery, and the enlarged breast tissue can be reduced with medication.

Mastectomy

This is a more extensive surgical procedure typically used in the treatment of breast cancer or as a preventive measure for those at high risk of developing breast cancer. In a mastectomy, most or all of the breast tissue is removed, sometimes including the nipple and areola. There are different types of mastectomies (simple,\ radical, modified radical, etc.), and the choice depends on the cancer stage, size, and location.

What Happens After Gynecomastia Treatment?

After male breast reduction surgery (Gynecomastia), you will have soreness that may last a few days. It usually takes a week or two for the tenderness and discomfort to subside. In most cases, candidates may return to work in a couple of weeks.

How Long Does Recovery Take After Gynecomastia Surgery?

The initial recovery after male breast reduction surgery may last 1-2 weeks. However, the time duration can be variable depending on the nature of the treatment being provided. Your healthcare provider will tell you not to engage in strenuous physical activity during this time. Once the initial recovery period is over, you may begin light exercises. Ultimately, your doctor will approve when to return to your pre-treatment routine.

Results: Male Breast Reduction Before & After

The timeline for visible results can vary widely depending on the individual’s healing process, the extent of the surgery, and other factors. Generally, it takes adequate time, 3-6 months, for swelling to subside and for breast tissues to heal. 

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How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Dubai?

The starting cost of gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery in Dubai is AED 20,000. The exact price of the treatment may vary among individuals as it depends on the following factors:

  • Medical tests before surgery
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Cost of anesthesia
  • Selected treatment method
  • The geographic location of the clinic
  • Complexity of the case
  • Post-operative care

How Long Does a Gynecomastia Operation Last?

The surgery can take anywhere between 1-2 hours, depending on the amount of glandular tissues and fatty deposits being removed during the procedure. 

Can Gyno Grow After Surgery?

While the specific tissues and fat cells removed during the surgery will not grow back, new fat tissue can accumulate in the area if weight is gained. Similarly, hormonal imbalances can also contribute to breast tissue growth. To ensure the treatment results last a lifetime, limit fast food consumption and engage in a fitness-centric workout regimen. 

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