INFORMATION ON GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY IN SINGAPORE
Gynecomastia, commonly known as “Man Boobs” is hard to shed for many men. It’s brought on by excess breast tissue such as fat deposits and swollen glands on the chest area. It is not just an aesthetic problem; it is a medical condition. Symptoms include tenderness around the breast, swelling of the breast gland tissue and more. The cause of the condition varies and this includes hormonal imbalance and also from the side effects of certain medications such as injections of steroids by bodybuilders, obesity, drugs taken for gastric diseases or fungal infection. Aging is also a known cause of the condition. Gynecomastia during puberty is not uncommon but if the problem persists into adulthood, surgical intervention is the recommended option. For those afflicted by this painful medical condition and self-consciousness, help comes in the form of Gynecomastia Surgery.
The treatment of mild to moderate cases can be carried out by liposuction and occasionally excision of the breast disc. Bigger breasts with excess skin will require excision of the skin as well, depending on the severity.
Vaser Liposuction is used with high definition technique in Gynecomastia surgery for modelling the desire shape of the men’s chest. This method was discovered in Colombia with the latest advanced 4D High Definition Vaser Liposuction Instruments in the market. The chest area can be contoured into more masculine body shape. From the latest advance technology, finest cannula can be created with minimum scarring and faster recovery.
Following liposuction, if needed, garments may be used to prevent swelling and offer better contouring. These garments are very fitting and comfortable to wear and are made of a breathable material.
Liposuction if done well, can treat the majority of Gynecomastia cases. Liposuction is done in a day surgery facility under sedation by an Anaesthetist.
Day surgery offers you a better cost savings compared to surgery performed in a hospital. However, if the BMI exceeds 28, we have to conduct the Gynecomastia surgery in the hospital as per policy required in Singapore under the Ministry of Health Act. Since we are sucking out fats which do not weigh a lot, we are not targeting major weight loss but more of body contouring.