Many men exercise regularly to achieve a sculpted chest with defined pectorals and athletic contours. If your chest is soft and your breasts protrude markedly or even sag, you may have gynecomastia, which refers to overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men.
Inpatient care for 1 night
There are two types of gynecomastia:
True Gynecomastia In men with true gynecomastia, the glandular tissue of the breast is enlarged. Most of the time, this is not a medical issue. In rare cases, however, it can be caused by a hormone imbalance, certain medications, diet, or aging.
Pseudogynecomastia Pseudogynecomastia is increased fatty tissue in the breast without enlargement of the mammary gland and is usually caused by excess body weight.
The two forms usually appear visually identical.
Two different methods exist to treat gynecomastia.
To remove an enlarged mammary gland, a small incision is made directly at the lower edge of the areola, and the gland is removed through this incision (subcutaneous mastectomy). To remove excess fatty tissue, as on other body parts, keyhole incisions are made through which liposuction is performed. These two methods are often combined.
|Duration of treatment: 1-1.5 hours for both sides|
|Anesthesia: general anesthesia, local anesthesia possible in some cases|
|Inpatient care: 1 night|
|Postoperative guidelines: compression vest for 6 weeks|
|Suture removal: not applicable|
|Return to (office) work: after 1-2 weeks|
|Strenuous exercise: after 4-6 weeks|
During the personalized consultation, Dr. Hubmann will develop an individual treatment plan based on his ABSOLUTELY YOU concept.
As with all of his treatments, Dr. Hubmann performs gynecomastia surgery with the utmost precision. You will receive close attention and care from both him and his team before, during, and after the procedure. Your adherence to the recommendations for postoperative care is essential to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of your gynecomastia surgery. This will pave the way to a new YOU.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Hubmann will examine you and discuss your options in detail. In certain cases, he may also recommend a testicular ultrasound by a urologist and/or hormone testing by an endocrinologist. Our team will be happy to arrange referrals to the appropriate specialists as needed.
After the excess glandular and fatty tissue have been removed, the skin and underlying tissue layers must be allowed to fully heal. To this end, you should consistently wear the customized compression vest that you will receive after your surgery for 6 weeks. You should also avoid abrupt movements and strain (especially exercise) involving your upper body during this period. After the six-week period, you may resume exercise to better define your chest.
You should plan to recover for 1 week after surgery. The best way to do this is to relax on the couch or take some short walks. Starting in the second postoperative week, you may perform light housework and resume office work. You should absolutely refrain from strenuous physical labor for 4 to 6 weeks.
Some pain can occur in the days following the procedure. However, during your stay with us, Dr. Hubmann will manage your pain and prescribe appropriate pain medication for your recovery at home.
If the gynecomastia is caused by other medical conditions or circumstances, treatment of these conditions or modification of the circumstances may improve the shape of your breasts. However, it is very unlikely that you will be able to correct your enlarged breasts through exercise or diet alone. The surgical methods used by Dr. Hubmann are very gentle and are rarely accompanied by complications.
Glandular tissue of the breast and fat cells that have been removed do not regrow. Despite surgical treatment, however, the human body continues to age and undergo changes that may affect your breasts. For example, significant weight gain would very likely affect your breasts. However, with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you can work to counteract these effects.