Resection of Male Mammary Gland

Resection of Male Mammary Gland Options in Medellin

Resection of male mammary gland (correction of Gynecomastia):
Gynecomastia is a fairly common pathology. It is estimated that gynecomastia affects 50% of men. And it can affect a single breast or both. Although certain drugs or medications and some medical problems such as hormonal changes, may be linked to the increase of the male mammary gland, in the vast majority of cases there is no known cause. Alcohol and anabolic steroids can cause gynecomastia. 

In extreme cases we can recommend a mammography or mammography ultrasound. This will not only rule out the small possibility of breast cancer, but will reveal the composition of the breast. Once we know how much fat and how much glandular tissue the breast contains, we can choose the appropriate surgical technique.
Surgery for gynecomastia is ambulatory.





The correction of enlarged breasts in men can be done under general anesthesia, or in some cases under local anesthesia and sedation. The procedure removes fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases also removes excess skin, resulting in a flat, firm, well-contoured chest. The best result is obtained when the skin is elastic, firm. If glandular excess is the primary cause of breast augmentation, it should be removed with a scalpel through a small incision at the edge of the areola. Working through this incision removes excess glandular tissue, fat and leftover skin. In more severe cases the removal of excess tissue may involve periareolar incisions to remove excess skin. This procedure can be performed alone or with liposuction. If liposuction is used to remove excess fat, the cannula is usually inserted through the existing incisions or a small incision is made – about 5 mm, in non-visible areas, and with the help of a cannula. aspire If gynecomastia consists mainly of an excess of fatty tissue, we use liposuction to remove it. Sometimes a small drain is left to remove excess secretion from the wound. Afterwards, a dressing is placed with a special pectoral girdle tight to the thorax so that the skin adapts correctly.

Dr. Felipe Muñoz Plastic Surgeon




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