Gynaecomastia (male breast)
Men also have breast gland tissue, but mostly in such small quantities that it does not protrude from the hypodermic fat tissue. However, in the case of some men, it begins to proliferate and to take on the appearance of a female breast. This can be caused by a hormone imbalance during puberty, or also by age-related hormone changes in the body. In any case, a serious illness must first be excluded as the cause.
In less severe cases, the gland can be withdrawn by suction. In this case only two stitch-like scars are necessary in the IMF. However, should the gland be very prominently developed, this must be removed via an incision along the edge of the nipple. Following this procedure, it is necessary to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks to optimise the result.
As far as the healing process is concerned, the operation is quite uncomplicated. It can be carried out with a local anaesthetic or under general anaesthesia. The patient experiences only minimal pain at all. It tends to feel rather like a slight muscle-ache or bruising.