GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia – Cannes & Nice | Dr. Victor Médard de Chardon

GYNECOMASTIA OR MALE BREAST HYPERTROPHy

Gynecomastia, hypertrophy of the male mammary gland, is a common pathology. Gynecomastia often gives rise to psychological problems, especially if it appears during adolescence.

Diseases exist that can cause excess mammary or breast growth in men. An evaluation is therefore necessary in order to rule out obesity, testicular cancer, a hormone problem or a tumour of the breast.

If no cause can be identified, them the gynecomastia is called "essential" and can thus be treated by reconstructive surgery.

PROCEDURE MODALITIES

Hospitalization: One day (outpatient) or one night’s hospitalization
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia or local anaesthesia + sedation (“vigil” anaesthesia) or general anaesthesia
Duration: 1 to 3 hours

PRINCIPLES OF THE TREATMENT OF GYNECOMASTIA

The principles of the treatment of gynecomastia (or of adipomastia) are to reduce breast volume and potentially to treat excess skin.

Several techniques are possible depending on the degree of breast ptosis (sagging breasts) and the consistency of the breast (fatty, glandular or mixed):

Lipoaspiration: if the breasts are of a fatty consistency (adipomastia)

Treatment of gynecomastia: infra-areolar approach (scar below the areola)

Treatment of gynecomastia: lateral thoracic approach (external edge of the breast)

Periareolar mastopexy (breast lift): for minor to moderate ptoses

Periareolar and infra-mammary mastopexy (breast lift) without areola grafts: for moderate to severe ptoses

Periareolar and infra-mammary mastopexy (breast lift) with areola grafts: forsevere ptoses

POST SURGERY

Oedema (swelling): 2 months
Ecchymosis (bruising): 7 to 15 days
A little pain, discomfort when raising the arms: 7 to 15 days

The wearing of a supporting vest: 6 weeks
Convalescence: 7 to 15 days
Shape is immediately visible

Scars are deemed definitive after 1 year.
Problems of breast sensitivity are common and temporary. They improve between 6 months and 1 year.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

It is possible for health insurance to cover this procedure

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CURE FOR GYNAECOMASTIA
Breast surgery in a 20-year old man. Areolar reduction and resection of the mammary gland.

PRACTICALITIES

Consultations at the aesthetic surgeon's office in rue d'Antibes, Cannes

  • Gynaecomastia = mammary hypertrophy in men
  • Operation at the clinic in Cannes or Nice
  • Hospitalisation: outpatient
  • Anaesthesia: general or local with sedation
  • Duration: 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Little pain
  • Time off work: 7 to 15 days
  • No stitches to remove
  • Wearing of a contention vest: 1 month

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