Macromastia & Gynecomastia
A different approach for female and male breast reduction
Macromastia, otherwise known as female breast hypertrophy, is a medical condition that leads to abnormal breast enlargement characterized by excessive tissue growth. The severity of macromastia is characterized by the amount of breast tissue present. The condition is considered mild if tissue growth is less than 300 grams; moderate if it is between 300-800 grams, and severe if it exceeds 800 grams above the typical size. Macromastia can affect one or both breasts and is often accompanied by sagging of the breast tissue. The development of macromastia may have several causes, but is usually the result of overactive glands or fatty tissue from pubertal development, post-natal growth, menopause, or weight gain.
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that presents very similarly to macromastia in the male population. It involves the enlargement of the male breast tissue, which commonly occurs in infancy, puberty, or middle-aged men. Unlike macromastia, gynecomastia is usually characterized by enlargement of glandular tissue more so than fatty tissue. Typically, gynecomastia is symmetric, however, enlargement can be greater on one side. Surgically, the approach for treatment differs from female breast reduction.
How does breast reduction surgery work?
Surgical breast reduction in Toronto and Whitby requires the use of a general anesthetic throughout the procedure. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy create an incision around the areola and then downward, towards the breast crease. Next, any excess breast tissue and skin are removed using liposuction and excision. Finally, the breasts are reshaped and repositioned for a more youthful and elevated appearance. The surgery will take approximately three hours to perform.
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Individual results may vary