What is Male Megalomastia – Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia (Male Megalomastia) is characterized by an increase in the size of male breasts due to hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the mass tissue or adipose tissue (false gynecomastia) or both. It occurs in both adolescents and adults and usually causes problems with low self-esteem and self-confidence.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can occur in adolescents or adults and can be due to a number of factors. The most common causes are:
- Hormonal disorder: It is due to disturbed levels of testosterone and estrogen that cause a swollen male breast.
- Lipomastia: It is the case that mastitis occurs after large changes in the patient’s weight.
- Use of substances: In recent years, the number of cases where Megalomastia occurs due to extensive use of anabolic steroids has increased.
- Idiopathic Gynecomastia: These are the cases where none of the above causes is identified.
Depending on the type of mastitis, your doctor suggests the best solution for the best result. It proceeds either to mass removal, or to liposuction and liposculpture, or to a combination of the two. Today we have the opportunity to use the most effective Liposuction (Vaser) and Liposculpture (Bodytite) techniques to have the best result and to restore your breasts to its masculine appearance.
Surgery – Rehabilitation
The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia in combination with intoxication. After the operation, the patient does not need to stay in the hospital except in cases of general anesthesia and it is advisable to stay for 1 day for precautionary reasons.
The return to work and daily activities takes place in 2-4 days while for demanding physical activities it will take 4 weeks.