Gynecomastia is the abnormal enlargement of the mammary glands in men that generally affects their self-esteem.
Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra uses a minimal incision through which he introduces laser technology.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. It is ambulatory and allows a quick job reintegration.
Gynecomastia and excess adipose tissue in the chest region are often associated with obesity and increased hormones such as prolactin and estrogens.
Breast enlargement is often associated with an imbalance between estrogen (the female hormone) and testosterone (the male hormone).
Gynecomastia in overweight patients is usually associated with fatty liver, increased uric acid and triglycerides.
The adult man usually has a belly and thin legs. Patients with a prominent belly generally have a lot of intra-abdominal fat that favors increased insulin levels, which seems to have the effect of converting testosterone to estrogen.
The decrease in testosterone in the blood and the increase in estrogens produce gynecomastia, decrease muscle mass, decrease sexual desire and the number of sperm.
Almost all men with gynecomastia have low testosterone and insulin resistance.
The studies that must be requested from a patient with gynecomastia are the following:
Complete blood count, Blood glucose, Uremia, Complete lipidogram, Hormone levels in blood, ultrasound and mammography.
How is the gynecomastia treatment?
Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra performs a comprehensive treatment in the patient with Gynecomastia and / or excess adipose tissue in the thoracic region that includes nutritional education, a minimum daily physical activity and laser lipomodelling of fatty deposits in the thorax and abdomen.
In some patients with highly glandular breasts, it is necessary to surgically remove the gland through a peri-areolar incision and send it for histopathological study.
This treatment leads to a better quality of life, the patient not only looks better, but also feels better.
Surgical removal of glandular tissue, reduction of localized fatty deposits in the thorax and abdomen, adequate nutrition and physical activity achieve excellent results in a very short time, such as those seen in the videos.
Results before and after
More information about the causes of the production of Gynecomasties
- Hormone treatment for prostate cancer, such as flutamide.
- Medicines to treat HIV.
- Heart medications such as sprinolactone, digoxin, amiodarone, and calcium channel blockers.
- Radiation treatment to the testicles.
- Heartburn and ulcer medications such as cimetidine or proton pump inhibitors.
- Anabolic steroids, drugs such as diazepam, isoniazid, methyldopa, phenytoin, spironolactone, cimetidine.
- Excess alcohol and drug intake.
- It is also proven that excessive green tea intake also affects testosterone levels
We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia treatment cost
This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.
Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Address San José de Calasanz 176.
Height Rivadavia Avenue 5,100 one block from Primera Junta station.
Parking can be found on Rosario Street between Centenera and San José de Calasanz.
The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $30.000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.
Procedures facilities and security
In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.
The clinic has the approval of the Secretary Public Health.
Doubts and queries
If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected] . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.
By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.
- 0054 11 4 901 6690
- 0054 11 4 904 3434
- 0054 11 4 904 0880