Gynecomastia

This procedure removes excess male breast development, which may be due to weight gain or overall body weight loss, use of hormones or steroids, fatty tumours, genetic predisposition, or hormonal imbalances. If one-sided enlargement is found, testing is required prior to treatment.

The treatment involves stopping the causative agent or weight control, and may include conventional, laser-assisted liposuction, or liposculpture, with or without a direct excision.

Surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, conscious sedation with local anaesthetic, or general anaesthesia.

Discomfort is controlled with oral medication and long-acting local anaesthetic. A garment should be worn for several weeks and tumescent fluid drainage is expected for several days. Sutures are removed within one to two weeks and normal activities may be resumed within a couple of days.

About Dr. Matteo Vigo

Dr. Matteo Vigo has more than 10 years of practice in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University in Milan (Italy) in 2004 and started his residency period in the Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit in Verona, Italy in 2005. He worked in the Breast Unit where he developed his skills in breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgery alongside the full spectrum of plastic surgery procedures. In 2009, he qualified as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for his work on “Total Breast Reconstruction with Fat in Patients with Breast Implants” for which he received a quotation of 70/70, cum laude. During his work in the field of aesthetic surgery, he developed in-depth experience in breast surgery, liposuction and body reshaping techniques. He was the main instructor and lecturer for Europe and the Middle East for “Celution and Pure Graft systems” by Cytori (a San Diego-based Company), lecturing in various specialised congresses around the world. Dr. Matteo Vigo started working in Dubai in 2012. He was Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital until March 2017. During his time at the Bioscience Clinic Middle East, he developed an interest in the field of regenerative medicine focusing on the use of stem cells. Dr. Matteo Vigo joined the aesthetic team at the Amwaj Polyclinic in September of 2018. He became Medical Director of the clinic in December 2018.

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