About the surgery

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Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have an increase in tissue in the mammary glands that affects 60% of men.

Surgery is usually indicated for men who, even after the puberty stage, continue to suffer from this problem and the time of surgery varies greatly according to the situation of the glands, usually lasting between one and two hours.

In cases where there is only accumulation of fat and the gland does not increase that much, a liposuction already solves the problem.

Now when the mammary gland is left with a hypertrophic condition, the surgeon needs to make a simple incision to remove this excess.

Depending on the case, there may be a need for combined techniques, especially when there is excess skin and sagging.

In this situation, in addition to removing the tissues, the specialist needs to adjust the position of the nipple and areola so that the chest is in harmony with the nipples.

Before and after

In addition to the medical evaluation, the patient undergoing gynecomastia needs to perform routine preoperative exams and breast evaluation with an ultrasound.

By following these recommendations, patient recovery happens gradually and healthy and in case of any symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pains or abnormal heartbeats, the surgeon should be sought.

After surgery, the patient needs to follow some precautions, such as:

  • Sleeping on the stomach for up to 30 days;
  • Make medical follow-up;
  • Do not smoke for 15 days after surgery;
  • Wear an elastic waistcoat to improve the adherence of the skin to the chest for 30 days;

Hospitals

Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

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Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

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Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.

Common questions

Know the most common questions

With so many options for plastic surgery, some doubts are common and frequent about this type of procedure. To facilitate, we have gathered the main doubts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to schedule your review!

The best treatment depends on what the physical or ultrasound examination shows. If the exams show that there is a glandular tissue component in the region, then the best treatment is through a breast resection combined with a liposuction.

If the exams do not show the presence of a glandular tissue, the volume treatment can only be done with liposuction.

You can see a good result in 2 to 3 weeks postoperatively, but the end result usually takes 3 to 6 months on average to complete the process completely.

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring and monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

Today in all major procedures, general anesthesia is the best choice of anesthesia. It is superior to many other alternatives offered. General anesthesia performed in a modern surgical center, with the latest equipment and medications.

In this way we can offer more safety, better monitoring, better control of the anesthesia itself, as well as better comfort for the patient.

For the gynecomastia procedure a half-moon shaped incision is made around the papillary areola complex. In some cases it is still possible to extend the incision to the complete environment of the complex papillary aorta to remove some of the skin and consequently treat the tissue flaccidity.

For cases where there is flaccidity, only gynecomastia already has an excellent result for the treatment of this sagging, but to optimize the results even more, it is also possible to perform liposuction with a laser tip, which assists in flaccid skin retraction.

Just like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery has certain risks. However, there are always several ways to reduce these risks so that surgery is safe.

In addition to an extremely skilled team, the use of high technology equipment makes it easier to control any situation. Some of the equipment used in all surgeries to maintain the safety of our patients are:

Thermal blankets
We use thermal blankets so that the patient is always warm and body temperature stabilized. This ensures greater peace of mind and more safety in the surgical procedure.

Elastic stockings and massager
In all surgeries, our patients use elastic stockings in conjunction with the Pneumatic Compression Massager (SCD) in the legs, which prevents complications in the circulatory system.

Bi-Spectral Index Monitoring
Bi-Spectral Index (BIS) monitoring is a system that continuously analyzes electroencephalograms to determine patients’ level of consciousness, stabilizing it whenever necessary.

There are no postoperative pains and this happens due to the prescription of pain-specific medications. The gynecomastia surgery is very quiet, where it is only necessary to limit the movement of the arms in the first 10 days.

As much as a good surgical technique, as following your surgeon’s guidelines are decisive for obtaining the best possible results after discharge.

If you have any surgical procedure in mind, consult our team to clarify all the particularities involved in the recovery process.