In medicine, gynecomastia is the term for benign breast growth in men, also known as man boobs. The enlarged breast is often a burden for many men. However, with surgical removal of the gland, this can be corrected. It is important to distinguish between pseudo gynecomastia, which is merely an accumulation of fatty tissue, and true gynecomastia with an enlarged mammary gland. A detailed examination, which often includes laboratory tests and/or imaging studies, determines which is the cause of the breast growth. Only then can surgical correction be considered.
The procedure of gynecomastia correction in men depends on how pronounced the male breast is.
After surgical correction of gynecomastia, the patient is fitted with a special compression girdle, which he must now wear day and night for about 4 weeks. The girdle supports the healing of the breast and prevents the formation of bumps and wound water deposits. Already 1-2 days after the procedure the patient is fit for social life again. In the first 2 weeks after the gynecomastia surgery, the patient should take it easy. After that, physical activities are ok again. The result of gynecomastia correction is permanent.