Gynecomastia surgery abroad

gynecomastia surgery abroad


Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to reduce hypertrophy of the mammary gland in males.

Gynecomastia can occur in men at the age of puberty but generally, the increase in mammary gland is resolved the following year. In some cases the gynecomastia persists and gives the chest a feminine appearance. To fix this disgrace badly experienced by men a resection surgery is needed.

Male breast reduction consists on the removal of the mammary gland excess or lipposuccion in case the gynecomastia is caused by excess of fat.

Dr. Bouzguenda recognized by the medical association in Tunisia and France and registered with the British medical council has a long experience in the practice of gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction abroad. She proposes for you to perform your gynecomastia correction surgery abroad in Tunisia, and takes advantage of reduced fares and a perfect setting for a recovery in the best conditions.

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What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the mammary gland in men causing excessive chest and giving the torso a feminine aspect. This unsightly aspect to men may be the origin of a complex and psychological suffering. Indeed, the feminine aspect of the torso cases great complex for the men in their manhood.

Gynecomastia may affect one breast or both breasts. It may be due to subcutaneous fat deposition, one speaks then of Adipomastie. But often is mixed gynecomastia is the result of both a fat overload and glandular hypertrophy.

Causes of gynecomastia in males

Several causes can cause gynecomastia. The enlargement of breasts in men is a very common problem but often no cause is the cause of gynecomastia, it is called idiopathic gynecomastia.

Sometimes gynecomastia can have pathological origins, hence the importance of a medical evaluation to rule:

  • Obesity
  • Testicular cancer
  • A hormonal problem
  • Breast tumor

Dr. Bouzguenda may prescribe hormonal and radiological assessment in consultation with your doctor.

Preparation for male breast reduction 

A preoperative evaluation is necessary and is designed as prescribed by your top plastic surgeon in Tunisia.

Any aspirin-based treatment should be stopped at least 10 days before surgery.

Type of anesthesia and hospitalisation for male breast reduction

  • Type of anesthesia:

    The operation of gynecomastia is done under a classic general anesthesia, during which the patient is sleeping completely.

  • Modality of hospitalization:

    The operation lasts an average of half past one and requires two days of hospitalization.

Gynecomastia surgery procedure

There are three types of interventions:

When gynecomastia exclusively is due to excess of fat (adipomastie), the intervention consists of a liposuction, the skin naturally shrinks and there are only two small scars of less than 0.5 centimeters.

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Gynecomastia surgery in Tunisia

  • In the case of an original glandular gynecomastia, liposuction is no longer feasible and surgery is required for removal of the excess gland. The shape of the scar depends on the elasticity of the skin.
  • In the case where the volume of breasts is not very important and that the skin is elastic, a small discrete semicircular incision around the areola is sufficient.
  • However, when the excess volume is large and the skin is not sufficiently elastic, the incisions are horizontal around the areola.

male breast reduction abroad

Male breast reduction abroad

In the case of a mixed gynecomastia caused by both a fat accumulation and glandular hypertrophy, breast reduction may combine liposuction and glandular ablation.

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Male breast reduction in Tunisia

The operation requires a general anesthesia and lasts about one hour.

gynecomastia abroad

Gynecomastia surgery abroad

After male breast reduction 

At the end of the intervention, a suction drain and a pressure bandage is put in place. In the case of liposuction no drainage is required.

Usually, postoperative pain is not important and simple analgesics can easily mitigate.

The presence of bruising and swelling is usual for several days after the operation.

After dressing removal, we can see a swollen and irregular appearance in the chest that will disappear in a few weeks.

A transient numbness in nipples can be observed. It will disappear in a few days.

Wearing a compression garment is mandatory for six weeks. Its purpose is to apply the skin peeled off on its base and facilitate its withdrawal.

The sutures are absorbable.

This procedure requires a shutdown activity ranging from 7 to 10 days.

Sports activities, sudden movements and carrying heavy loads are strongly discouraged or even forbidden for one to two months.

You have to wait up to 6 months to a year to judge the final outcome. A small postoperative asymmetry can be observed depending on the initial anatomy.

Gynecomastia surgery risks and possible complications

Gynecomastia is a reliable intervention risks are minimal and controlled. The operation success rate is very high and patients are often very satisfied. However, like any surgery gynecomastia presents its share of unpredictable hazards even when the surgeon has all the skills necessary to succeed intervention.

There are two types of complications:

General complications

These are the risks associated with general anesthesia, infections and rare exceptional thromboembolism.

The inherent complications gynecomastia

  • Exceptionally, necrosis of the areola can occur.
  • A hypertrophic scar: scar like anybody, the evolution of the postoperative healing can range from 6 to 12 months.
  • Unsightly results:
    • Insufficient correction with excess subcutaneous residual fat.
    • Aspiration of the layer of fat can cause a concave side of the chest, additional liposuction can correct this.
    • Resection of the gland may be the cause of an aspect of the areola dug a lipofilling with fat reinjection can correct this.
    • After surgery, when the skin does not retract sufficiently, a wrinkled appearance of the chest may occur, in which case this aspect cannot be corrected after a resection of excess skin and leaves a more or less long horizontal scar.

    Male breast reduction abroad cost

    Male breast reduction surgery or gynecosmatia correction surgery abroad in Tunisia is very cheap and at affordable price compared to prices in UK and Europe. You can contact Dr Chiraz Bouzguenda to have a detailed quotation for your male breast reduction surgery abroad in Tunisia.

The procedure at the glance
  • Procedure : consists on reducing the volume of the breasts by removing excess fat, mammary gland and skin
  • Hospital stay : 1 night
  • Length : 1 hour and half
  • Anesthesia : General
  • Side Effects : bruising, swelling, temporary numbness
  • Risks : infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple areola loss, irregularity of skin
  • Stay in Tunisia : 7 to 10 days
  • Result : 12 weeks until final result, scars continue to improve over 18 months.

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