Gynecomastia - Lipomastia

Gynecomastia is a serious aesthetic problem that afflicts millions of men worldwide. At least one in five men feel embarrassed or disadvantaged by the appearance of their breasts. But breast-size increase in men is not necessarily due to hypertrophy of the breasts.

In 99% of cases of a swollen breast in men, it is lipomastia and only 1% of cases are gynecomastia with hypertrophy of the mammary gland.

Lipomastia is due to the accumulation of fat due to obesity, or excess skin after weight loss, without the presence of a hypertrophic gland.

On the contrary, gynecomastia is due to the proliferation of the milk ducts and the gland, with the result that the breast is more compact.

The diagnosis between lipomastia and gynecomastia is usually made by mammography or ultrasound. In the case of gynecomastia, the plastic surgeon is called to investigate if there is an endocrine disorder, which he must examine and evaluate before the invasive treatment of the problem.

Gynecomastia usually occurs in middle-aged or older men and is due to changes in hormone levels or is caused by taking certain medications. Gynecomastia is treated through plastic surgery, where the mammary gland is removed and in cases where there is excessive looseness, the breast is tightened at the same time.

In the case of lipomastia, the treatment is done through liposuction. Depending on the case, the plastic surgeon selects the classic, laser or pulsed liposuction, in order to achieve the best result of fat removal and tightening of the breast.

Invasive correction of gynecomastia, whether it is due to excessive fat deposition or gland hypertrophy, is treated with complete success by plastic surgeon Dr. Isidore Pantazis.

In the context of the treatment of gynecomastia, the plastic surgeon Dr. Isidoros Pantazis, encourages the interested party to schedule a Free appointment with him, in order to analyze all the factors and techniques that will ensure a perfect result.