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Breast Deformity After Gynecomastia Surgery

Breast Deformity After Gynecomastia Surgery

Understanding and Managing Breast Deformity After Gynecomastia Surgery

In general, gynecomastia surgery, which is performed to reduce the size of the breasts in males, is a safe and effective procedure. Nevertheless, similar to any surgical procedure, there is a potential for complications, including breast deformity and collapse. This blog post shall examine the aetiology, preventative measures, and therapeutic alternatives pertaining to this complication.

Causes of Breast Deformity and Collapse Post-Surgery

  • Surgical Technique: Insufficient or excessively forceful excision of adipose tissue or breast fat may result in irregular morphology or depression.
  • Healing Process: Individual differences in the formation of scar tissue and the healing process may influence the final morphology.
  • Postoperative Care: Adverse postoperative care, such as neglecting to utilize compression garments, may have an adverse effect on outcomes.
  • Infection and Hematoma: Hematoma and infection are complications that have the potential to alter the structure and aspect of the breast.

Prevention Strategies

  • Choosing the Right Surgeon: Opt for a board-certified plastic surgeon who possesses expertise in the field of gynecomastia surgery.
  • Detailed Consultation: Convey your expectations and potential risks to your surgeon in great detail.
  • Following Pre- and Post-Operative Instructions: Complying with protocols regarding activities, compression garments, and medication usage.
  • Regular Follow-ups: Guaranteeing prompt evaluation and intervention in the event that any concerns emerge.

Treatment Options for Breast Deformity

  1. Revision Surgery: In cases involving substantial deformity, further surgical intervention may be required to rectify the morphology.
  2. Fat Grafting: To enhance contour or fill in indentations via fat grafting.
  3. Scar Management: Alternative therapies and the application of silicone sheets or lubricants to treat scar tissue.
  4. Physical Therapy: Physical therapy may be advised on occasion to enhance physical appearance and mobility.

Although post-gynecomastia breast deformity is an infrequent complication, understanding its etiology, prevention, and therapeutic approaches can assist in the management of anticipated results and expectations. For personalized treatment options and advice, it is imperative to consistently seek the guidance of a qualified healthcare provider.

It is crucial to bear in mind that achieving a favorable result frequently depends on the surgeon's and the patient's ability to execute meticulously, plan, and provide post-operative care.

Update Date: 16.11.2023
Assoc. Prof. Tarık Çavuşoğlu
Assoc. Prof. Tarik Cavusoglu
Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist
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Assoc. Prof. Tarık ÇavuşoğluAssoc. Prof. Tarık ÇavuşoğluPlastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist
+90541 932 4689