Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the term used for abnormal growth of male breasts. The causes of this condition are rarely known. Treatment consists of removal of the glands and excess fat.

Anaesthesia and hospitalization

The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthesia with two days of hospitalization. The duration varies between one and two hours.

Convalescence

Medication includes the application of specific antiallergic plasters. Swelling tends to disappear in about a week, while potential bruises will take two to three weeks to disappear. Depending on the technique used, sutures may be internal or external. In the latter case they will be removed after 7-14 days.

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