Gynaecomastia is the excess development of breast tissue in males. This pathology can cause a great emotional impact on the patient. Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive treatment that destroy the breast tissue and hence restores the masculine appearance of the male chest.
WHAT IS GYNAECOMASTIA
Gynaecomastia a.k.a manboobs is the benign enlargement of the mammary glands in males, which can occur in both breasts or just one.
In general, gynaecomastia is the convergence of two characteristics:
Development of mammary glands.
Excess fat tissue.
When the fat tissue increases without proliferation of the mammary gland, the condition is known as pseudo-gynaecomastia, in obese or overweight patients.
This cosmetic problem can affect the patient's personal and social relationships, where they adopt special behaviours in an attempt to hide the condition. For example, avoiding uncovering their torso in public.
CAUSES OF GYNAECOMASTIA
This pathology can occur both in childhood and puberty as well as in adulthood. Childhood and pubertal gynaecomastia has physiological causes, is usually transitory and remits spontaneously. The causes of adult gynaecomastia are:
Intake of certain medication.
Abuse of certain drugs.
Use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Liver and kidney diseases.
Increased body fat, that can elevate oestrogen levels.
Laser lipolysis or Lipolaser is a laser-assisted technique that removes the fat tissue with less trauma and greater safety than the traditional method. It consists of subcutaneous application of laser: 1444 nm, that destroys the fatty tissue, and tightens the skin and induces collagen formation.
In males, fat accumulation in the breasts is not usually of very high volume, but the pectoral muscle and armpit skin is prone to flaccidity. This is why skin retraction is very important is treating gynaecomastia.
Laser lipolysis is indicated both for treatment of the glandular and fat tissue, typical of gynaecomastia, as well as to remove accumulated fat from the breasts caused by excessive weight.
RESULTS OF LASER LIPOLYSIS FOR GYNAECOMASTIA
Laser lipolysis results for gynaecomastia treatment are permanent and successful:
It removes 85% of the glandular tissue and excess fat from the breasts.
The skin remains firm and totally adjusted to the new outline of the pectorals, with no flaccidity.
Scarring is minimal, practically invisible.
Results are definitive as far as volume is concerned, just one month after the Laser lipolysis treatment. The skin may take a little longer to complete its contraction, since collagen and elastin regeneration is not an immediate process.
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