Gynecomastia is the unilateral or bilateral enlargement of male breast tissue due to age, medications, hormonal deficiencies, and cancer or tumours. But the surgery is not as scary as it sounds. If you face gynecomastia-related issues and are confused about the suitable treatment modality, here are six tips to help you decide the right action plan for your gynecomastia treatment in Dubai.
1) Go For A Proper Diagnosis
Sometimes what looks like gynecomastia, or just a case of enlarged breasts, may be fatty breast tissue, a breast abscess or an initial progression of cancerous cells. Getting the correct diagnosis to determine the correct treatment program is crucial.
Blood tests and mammograms are the best diagnostic modalities for assessing the cause or causes of enlarged breasts. But sometimes, tissue biopsies, CT scans, and MRI scans can help to a great extent in ruling out the possibility of cancer and proceeding with a general gynecomastia treatment in Dubai.
2) Don’t Stress Over Self-Resolving Factors
Often boys going through puberty and older men going through hormonal changes may develop gynecomastia as a side effect. It can occur in infants, teenagers, and aged men above 50. In infants, the changes occur because of the estrogen from the mother and often subside within a few weeks after birth.
In teenagers, the swollen breasts return to normal within six months to two years without taking any medicines or undergoing treatment. Sometimes, these changes occur in adults because of obesity or drug effects. A healthy lifestyle can ensure that these changes do not happen or reverse them greatly. But it is always better to consult the best gynecomastia surgeon in Dubai to properly diagnose the cause and plan the treatment accordingly.
3) See if you can avoid the surgery
Instead of looking for gynecomastia surgery in Dubai, you can also go for medications. There are two types of medicines available:
- To reduce the enlargement of the breasts
- To control the body-related issues that cause gynecomastia
Medications like Evista and Soltamox used to treat conditions of breast cancer are also used to treat gynecomastia. These medications block the effect of estrogen in the body to reduce the size of the breasts.
Some medications like digitalis for heart conditions can lead to gynecomastia. Other medicines like Cardiac and Anti-hypertensive drugs like Calcium channel blockers, Alpha-blockers, and ACE inhibitors can also lead to gynecomastia. Though research is still ongoing to study their connection to gynecomastia, well-planned gynecomastia treatment in Dubai can help you easily overcome the condition.
4) Ask for Testosterone Replacement Therapy
A low testosterone level can be an age-related change in older men above 55 -60. Factors like accidental damage to the testes, cancerous cell treatment, and overall hormonal changes may lead to lower testosterone, resulting in gynecomastia as a side effect. In such cases, most clinics for gynecomastia treatment in Dubai will advise you to go for testosterone replacement therapy.
The therapy can be given in buccal patches, injections, gels, and even subcutaneous pellets. Once the testosterone levels start increasing in 3-5 months, the side effects related to their lowering will gradually improve, and you will notice an improvement in your gynecomastia. You will have to keep repeating the testosterone replacement therapy as per your doctor’s advice, or once the testosterone levels get lowered, the gynecomastia will revert to its original size.
If you need more information on this therapy to plan your male breast reduction in Dubai, the experts at Bizrahmed will be able to answer all of your questions.
5) Liposuction could be the most effective
Liposuction can effectively be used to deal with gynecomastia and cases of pseudo-gynecomastia. Pockets of fat in the chest area result in gynecomastia conditions and are termed accordingly, but they are cases of pseudo-gynecomastia and are best treated by liposuction.
Liposuction requires general anaesthesia and is followed by small incisions on either side of the chest and near the armpit region. The surgeon removes the fat deposits and glandular tissue through these incisions and gives the chest a sculpted look.
Post-recovery, you will have a moderate amount of inflammation and pain, which will gradually lessen. There will be soreness. A compression garment can be worn to avoid bleeding along with water retention. But you will notice the improved breast conditions very soon. The fat, the sagging skin, and the glandular tissues will have been removed, and firmer, uplifted breasts will appear in their place.
The results are permanent. That’s why it is a highly sought-after gynecomastia surgery in Dubai. But it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise post-surgery to maintain the effects. Weight gain, steroid use, and an unhealthy lifestyle could result in a recurrence of gynecomastia.
6) Don’t Forget To Ask About Mastectomy
Breast Carcinoma can also be a cause of swollen breasts. In this instance of gynecomastia, a mastectomy and reconstruction may be required. Before the mastectomy, some diagnostic biopsy tests are performed to analyze the breast’s cancerous content. Excision techniques involve removing the excess skin and glandular tissue to improve the appearance of the breasts. In this technique, the areola and the nipple are surgically restructured, i.e., the areola size is reduced, and the nipple shape is changed as per your preference. A treatment plan is implemented to give it a more manly appearance.
A mastectomy can be either a total mastectomy removing the entire breast, a skin-sparing mastectomy that removes the breast tissue, nipples, and areola but leaves the breast skin, or a nipple-sparing mastectomy that removes only the breast tissue and leaves the nipples and areola intact. It depends on the severity of problems leading to mastectomy and the number of tumours as to the exact type of mastectomy recommended by the surgeon. After the procedure, your incision is sealed with sutures, and you are provided post-operative instructions on taking care of the wounds and regarding follow-up visits.
To know more, it is always better to consult a doctor to get the proper treatment. Book your consultation with any of the experts at Bizrahmed to easily plan your gynecomastia treatment in Dubai.