Male breasts are the bane of an increasing number of men’s existence. Fortunately, it is possible to have a male breast reduction procedure in Bangkok, Thailand for a fraction of what it would cost in the United States or Europe. About 50% of all men today have excess localized fat and or excess glandular tissue in one or both breasts. The medical term used is Gynecomastia. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair self confidence. It is characterized by:
Excess localized fat
Excess glandular tissue development
A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts) and can be as a result of:
While not a serious medical problem, enlarged breasts can cause pain. They can also cause embarrassment. Male breast reduction surgery results in a flatter, firmer and better-contoured chest that can give patients increased self confidence. This may also lead them to participate in a more active lifestyle that can further enhance their appearance and self esteem.
Who is a candidate for a Male breast reduction and why choose Naravee?
Surgery at the Naravee Aesthetic Center in Bangkok, Thailand can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body's new contours. The Naravee Center is among the world’s best and is top of the pile when it comes to breast reduction in Bangkok, Thailand.
What happens at the consultation?
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions regarding preparation for surgery. This includes guidelines for: Eating and drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding vitamins, supplements and medications.
What are the risks?
All surgeries carry some risks. Listed below are the risks or potential complications:
Adverse reaction to anesthesia
Delayed wound healing
Loss of nipple sensation
What do I need to do before the surgery in Bangkok, Thailand?
At this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask any further questions.
What do I do on the day of the operation?
No eating or drinking for 8 hours before the surgery
You should wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers
Do not wear sandals or slippers
You will meet with our nurse to prepare you for surgery. The surgeon will discuss the procedure with you again and do pre-operative planning
You will meet with our anesthesia provider to discuss anesthesia. You will be given a choice of day surgery or general anesthesia which means you need to spend at least one night in hospital. If it is an extensive surgery, you will be required to stay for 4 days and 3 night’s in Naravee’s Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.
Stop smoking and alcohol intake at least 2 weeks before surgery
Anticoagulants, vitamins, hormones (including birth control pills), anti-depressants and some other medications also to be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgery.
What kind of anesthesia will be used?
There are three choices for anesthesia: local, IV sedation, and general. Most of the time, patients prefer having this procedure performed under general anesthesia.
What will happen during the surgery?
If your enlarged breasts consist primarily of excessive fatty tissue, your surgeon may use liposuction. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause, the tissue may be cut out with a scalpel. This excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.
During an excision procedure performed by world class surgeons in our center in Bangkok, Thailand, the incision is made either on the edge of the nipple (areola) or in the underarm area. The surgeon cuts away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from around the pigmented area surrounding the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast by working through the incision. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions and more visible scars.
If liposuction is also used to remove excess fat, a slim, hollow tube (cannula), is inserted directly through the existing incisions. The cannula is attached to a vacuum pump to suction out the fat.
For liposuction-only breast reduction, your surgeon will likely make a small incision of less than a half-inch in length around the edge of the areola. He or she may also make the incision in the underarm area. You may feel a vibration or some friction during the procedure, but generally no pain.
Sometimes a small drain is inserted through a separate incision to remove excess fluids. Once closed, the incisions are covered with a dressing. The chest may be wrapped to keep the skin firmly in place.
What should I expect post- operatively?
There will be some swelling and bruising of the treated area and to help reduce this, you will wear a firm Lycra garment which is worn for 3 weeks. The worst of your swelling will go down in the first few weeks. However, it may be a couple of months before the full effect of the breast reduction surgery become apparent.
When can I get back to normal?
Recovery is normally between two to three weeks. However, you should be on your feet 1-2 days after the operation. This is ideal because it gives you the chance to explore the beauty of Bangkok, Thailand. It is important not to carry out vigorous activities for the first five days after the surgery. You can return to work and resume most normal activities after three weeks and begin exercise after six weeks.