Azim j Khan
February 25, 2013 - 12:07am
We normally perform tumescent liposuction for removal of unwanted fat from the body, and the same can be performed for male breast reduction as well. Tumescent liposuction is a safe and effective way to get rid of fat from unwanted areas of the body. It is generally done on areas of the body which are out of proportion from the rest of your body and need contouring, in this the chest. Liposuction is done under local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation to keep the patient comfortable and absolutely pain free during the procedure. We do not perform the procedure under general anesthesia as it entails risks. It is performed as an outpatient/ daycare surgery meaning that there is no requirement for hospitalization and the patient goes home after a few hours. The actual surgery time varies between 45 minutes to an hour. There is no particular bed rest advised post surgically and the patient can resume daily activities the very next day. Professionals can go back to work anywhere between 1 to 6 days following the surgery. There are no cuts, stitches or scars after the surgery. The patient has to wear a compression garment/belt/vest post surgically for 6 weeks. First three weeks 24 hours a day and then 12 hours a day for the next three weeks. The patient experiences bruising and swelling after the surgery which subsides in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Results are apparent in the next few weeks but the final outcome is seen at 6months. There are no major complications associated with this form of liposuction. The cost of the procedure varies between Rs. 90,000 - Rs. 120,000 and the final cost can only be advised after full examination.
If the patient has predominantly glandular tissue in the breast not fatty tissue then he will not benefit from liposuction. These patients are candidates for surgical excision of the glandular tissue.