Liposuction with excision of the gland (Gynecomastia Surgery) is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and tissue from the chest area. It is often performed to correct a condition called gynecomastia, which refers to enlarged breasts in men. The surgery may also be performed for aesthetic reasons.
Because of genetics, certain unspecified reasons, and the use of certain medicines, some men develop breasts that are larger than average. This can cause physical and emotional discomfort. Liposuction with excision of the gland or gynecomastia procedure is performed to remove this excess tissue and improve the appearance of the chest. Gynecomastia can happen at any age and the male breast reduction procedure can be performed successfully and easily on adults and teenagers.
The cosmetic surgeon will choose the right liposuction technique as per your needs and goals of the procedure.
Male gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and usually takes between 1-2 hours. A small incision is made in the fatty tissue above the nipple and a cannula (hollow tube) is inserted to break up the fat cells. The fat cells are then suctioned out through the cannula and the incisions are closed with sutures. In some cases, the excess skin may also need to be removed surgically.
After surgery, you will be bandaged and your chest will be wrapped in an ace bandage or compression garment. You will likely have some drainage tubes placed under your skin to help remove excess fluid. You will need to wear the compression garment for 1-2 weeks.
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small cannula to suction out excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and neck. Some of the types of liposuction procedures are as follows:
Tumescent liposuction: Tumescent liposuction is a type of liposuction that uses a local anaesthetic called tumescent fluid. This fluid is injected into the treatment area before the procedure begins. It helps to numb the area and make the fat removal process easier.
The tumescent fluid also helps to constrict blood vessels, which reduces bleeding and bruising during and after the procedure. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in the skin and insert the cannula. The cannula is then used to suction out the excess fat. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tape.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is a type of liposuction that uses ultrasound energy to break up fat cells before they are removed from the body. UAL is usually performed on patients who have larger areas of fat to be removed, such as the abdomen, thighs, or back.
It is performed by making a small incision in the skin and inserting a thin, hollow tube called a cannula. The cannula is then moved back and forth to break up the fat cells before they are suctioned out of the body. UAL can be performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area, or under general anaesthesia, which puts you to sleep.
UAL usually takes longer than traditional liposuction because the fat cells need to be broken up before they can be removed. Recovery time is also usually longer, and you may have more swelling and bruising after the procedure.
Laser-assisted liposuction: Laser-assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to help break down and remove fat cells from the body. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can usually return to their normxal activities within a few days.
During the procedure, a small, fiber-optic laser is inserted through a tiny incision in the skin. The laser energy helps to break down the fat cells and make them easier to remove. The fat is then suctioned out of the body through a small tube and the incisions are closed with sutures or staples.
Power-assisted liposuction: The power-assisted liposuction procedure is performed using a small, cannula that is attached to a surgical vacuum. The cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin and then moved back and forth to break up the fat cells. The fat cells are then suctioned out of the body through a vacuum.
Power-assisted liposuction is often used for larger areas of fat deposition and can be performed on multiple areas of the body at the same time. This type of liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction and has a shorter recovery.