WHAT CAN GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY ACHIEVE?
A solution for the abnormal increase in glandular tissue
A flatter and better-contoured shape to your body
Improved confidence in your appearance
A better fit for clothing across your chest
Quick results (once swelling has subsided)
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY?
Your surgeon will speak with you about possible alternatives to gynecomastia surgery such as VASER liposuction to the chest during your personal consultation.
BEFORE YOU GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE:
Excellent communication is the key to feeling informed and confident about your surgery. Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with your surgeon to go through all questions and queries, so that you are relaxed and ready for the surgery.
DURING YOUR GYNECOMASTIA CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
Have the opportunity to explain your reasons for seeking gynecomastia surgery.
Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo
Undergo a health evaluation and chest assessment.
Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales.
To make sure you are in the best health before your gynecomastia surgery, you may be asked to make lifestyle changes or to avoid or take particular medications.
This may include:
Taking a blood test or other medical tests
Refraining from any stringent diets
Adjusting or taking certain medications
Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
Refraining from drinking alcohol
Avoiding overexposure to the sun, particularly to the chest area
THE GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE:
The surgery will take 1-2 hours depending on the individual anatomy, volume of fat and level of asymmetry between the two breasts.
In a typical procedure, an incision is made in an inconspicuous location, either on the edge of the areola or under the arm, from here the surgeon will remove excess glandular tissue, fat and skin.
Dissolving sutures will be used to seal incisions, so there’s no need to worry about their removal.
AFTER YOUR GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY
You are likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you will be up and around in 24 to 48 hours.
You should walk as soon as your feel able
Your chest will be wrapped in bandages or fitted with an elastic pressure garment to keep the skin in position and protected during healing
You will need to wear your support garment for around 4-6 weeks, day and night.
Most patients can resume full activity, including exercise, around 1 month after surgery.
It is important not to carry out vigorous activities for the first 5-7 days after surgery and you may need to avoid certain activities, as advised by your surgeon.
Dr Cotrufo will always be there for your aftercare, making sure that you are healing correctly and that the end result is the best achievable during your aftercare appointments, which are included in your surgery cost.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE?
Dr Cotrufo is an expert in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. In particular, he specialises in aesthetic breast surgery including the gynecomastia procedure. In addition to carrying out hundreds of breast surgery procedures, he has been asked to act in a consultancy role to the medical supply industry and has spoken about breast surgery at a number of industry conferences. If you would like to discuss your suitability for this surgery and the before and aftercare you can expect to receive with Dr Cotrufo, please call 0207 8732330 to organise a consultation.