Affordable male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery abroad
Male breast reduction also called gynecomastia is a treatment that can be performed abroad during which over-developed, enlarged male breast are being corrected.
The cost of the gynecomastia treatment abroad is less than in the UK which means much cheaper treatment abroad. Gynecomastia is necessary if male breasts size is too big, areola are stretched, breasts are saggy and have visible excess of skin. The situation is caused by significant excess of fat tissue, glandular tissue or both excess fat and glandular tissue. It can occur unilaterally (on one breast) or bilaterally (on both breasts).
Before the direct assessment it is good when a patient goes to a specialist to do a ultrasound graph in order to be sure what is the amount of fat and glandular tissue. During direct assessment a plastic surgeon chooses a method of performing gynecomastia surgery abroad. In case of fat tissue excess gynecomastia will be performed with the use of liposuction. In case of glandular tissue excess surgical cut will be used, so called excision. During the gynecomastia surgery the position and the size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. If necessary gynecomastia surgery abroad is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Gynecomastia surgery abroad is performed under general anaesthesia and involves at least 1 day of stay in the clinic abroad if you go abroad for the gynecomastia surgery abroad. You will get private treatment which is much cheaper and cost less than gynecomastia surgery in the UK. After the gynecomastia surgery abroad a patient is left with drains (after 1-2 days drains are removed) and a special elastic dressing / garment has to be worn permanently for 6 weeks. For the first few days after the gynecomastia treatment breasts will probably be swollen and bruised, a patient feels some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by painkillers. But it will take a while until a patient will feel like himself again. For sure recovery is quicker for those patients who were in good shape / exercised their body before the gynecomastia.
In a clinic abroad you will get instructions how to treat the incision during first few weeks. There can be soluble or dissoluble stitches (removal after 7 days). About a week after removal of stitches it is good to start treating the incision with ointments that help the scar to flatten out.
In some occasions gynecomastia surgery is covered by NHS and can be refunded, if gynecomastia surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Gynecomastia surgery abroad could be alternative you can afford.
It is possible to receive gynecomastia pre treatment and after treatment consultation in London.