What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia surgery for masculine breasts
Gynecomastia is a disorder in which there is an increase in the size of male breasts like women. Gynecomastia generally results from the breast fat accumulation due to the influence of hormones (the imbalance between estrogen and androgen) and the overdeveloped mammary glands. Sometimes, it just occurs due to obesity, irrelevant to hormones. Gynecomastia should be corrected because it stresses out the patient and may affect his interpersonal relationships and social life. Before treatment, the endocrine system should be diagnosed first to find the causes.
If the adult patient with gynecomastia doesn’t have any problem in his endocrine system, he needs surgical treatment. Surgical procedures depend on the degree of development of mammary glands.
* Some patients experience temporary gynecomastia during puberty. (90% disappears within three years.) It is a normal phenomenon and mostly disappear before 20.
|Surgery Duration||Approx. 1 hour||Anesthesia||Short-term sedation|
|Hospitalization||1 day(including the day of the operation)||Removal of stitches||1 week after the operation|
|Number of postoperative visits||3 times||Recovery Period||Return to normal life after 1~2 days of operation|
We recommend gynecomastia surgery to the following people.
01 Those whose breasts are protruded and can be held by their hands
02 Those who have sagging breasts due to obesity or those who cannot transform their breasts into muscles through exercises after weight loss
03 Those whose areolae are large and protruded
04 Those who are under stress due to having protruded breasts
05 Those who can feel firm mammary glands around the areola
JW’s knowhow for Gynecomastia surgery!
01 No scarring! Scar treatment program
02 Postoperative management system for preventing capsular contracture, swelling, bruises, and pain
03 Cooperative medical system of the breast surgery team, the postoperative management team, and anesthesiologists
04 Use of Dantrolene for malignant hyperthermia treatment
05 Thorough safety management system for an immediate response to emergencies