A condition when a man’s one breast is bigger than the other or when the chest feels uneven, it is known as Asymmetrical Gynecomastia. Before you start judging you physical conditions and deriving a conclusion, you should understand one very important fact i.e. let it be men or women, none of us have exactly equal, even or same-sized breasts. There is a slight difference in them and hence, it becomes extremely important that you should seek medical attention and get your case verified from a skilled surgeon.
While it is a known fact that asymmetric gynecomastia can be treated and you can get a flatter and firmer chest, there could be image related issues one has to deal with. Men dealing with this issue also suffer from low self-esteem and depression quite often. There is also a fear of rejection involved in the backdrop of misleading social environment. Uneven male breast is a common clinical finding and if you are suffering from this condition, then we advise you to stay calm and look for options that could help you. With a pre-treatment consultation with the plastic surgeon, you can understand the complexions related to this condition and make an informed choice.
Asymmetric Gynecomastia Procedure
After evaluating the type of Gynecomastia you are suffering with, your plastic surgeon will help you understand the procedure. Generally, the breast tissues are categorized into two kinds – Glandular tissues, which are dense and firm and Fatty tissues, which are soft.
The ratio of these both tissues varies from person to person. If the fatty tissue is excessive, Liposuction may be needed whereas if the glandular tissue is overboard then the excess of it can be surgically removed with a scalpel. At times, a combination of both surgeries may be required to treat Asymmetrical Gynecomastia.
This Gynecomastia surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia although local anaesthesia may be needed along with sedation. The result is immediate along with temporary scarring, swelling and bruising which fades out over the next four to six weeks. Pressure garments and pain medication will be prescribed and a healthy lifestyle will be advised. Complications are rare and not really severe. A good pre-op consultation eliminates any risk of complications.
Post-operation recovery and care
Sore and stiff is what you will feel after the Asymmetrical Gynecomastia treatment is performed. Since the result of the surgery is immediate, you may experience temporary scarring.
You need to eat healthy food and take adequate rest. Avoid smoking and taking alcohol. You should keep clean. It is also important to avoid any heavy physical activity. Also while resting, lay down in a proper position, mostly upright.
Follow-up visits will be required. The surgeon will check your progress and suggest changes in your lifestyle accordingly. You have to bear in mind that the improvement will be slow but steady and you have be patient towards the changes.