Gynecomastia can be categorized into Glandular gynecomastia, fatty gynecomastia, and loose skin in the chest region.
The result of a surplus of estrogen in the male body is glandular gynecomastia. More and more men are becoming estrogen-dominant due to environmental factors like plastic, pesticide-laden foods, and drugs. The glandular chest tissue may become swollen when this occurs.
When excess fat cells begin to accumulate in the chest region, excess weight gain may cause fatty gynecomastia, aka pseudo-gynecomastia. Gynecomastia and pseudo-Gynecomastia appear the same on the surface. But there is a central difference: the swollen portion of your chest.
Excessive Skin Gynecomastia:
Your skin will become stretched if you lose a large amount of weight without effectively toning your chest. The size of the chest can not change, even though you don’t have as much fat under your chest tissue. In these cases, cosmetic surgery is the safest choice, focusing on removing the excess skin by excision.
Gynecomastia Techniques available in Chennai
Liposuction methods alone can be used in situations where gynecomastia is mainly the product of excess fatty tissue. This includes a cannula, a thin hollow tube, to be inserted through multiple small incisions. In a controlled motion, the cannula is rotated back and forth to loosen the excess fat, which is then extracted from the body by vacuum suction.
There are different liposuction techniques that can be used before your treatment, the most suitable technique in your case will be established.
Excision procedures are advised if it is appropriate to remove glandular chest tissue or excess skin to correct gynecomastia. If the areola is lowered or the nipple is repositioned to a more natural male contour, excision is also required. Depending on the particular circumstances and the surgical preference, incision patterns differ.
Combination of liposuction & excision techniques
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Grade 1 – Very Mild – Small enlargement without skin excess
Usually, below the areola, the chest has a localized region of tissue. Sometimes referred to as “puffy nipple.” In general, the consistency of the skin is very strong. Just excess glandular tissue is found in most cases.
Grade 2- Mild to High – Moderate enlargement without skin excess
Moderate chest enlargement with indistinct borders from the chest region that goes beyond the areola. It can consist of a mixture of fatty tissue, glandular tissue or both.
Grade 3 – High and Visible – Moderate enlargement with minor skin excess
The same as moderate chest enlargement, but skin redundancy is also present. May consist of fatty tissue, glandular tissue or both.
Grade 4 – Severe and Feminized – Marked enlargement with excess skin, mimicking female chest ptosis
With major enlargement and skin laxity, the chest appear feminine. It could look maternal. When the condition of the skin worsens, the chest appear worse than they did when the skin was tight, most commonly seen in aged men.