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Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia meaning ‘Women like breast’ is a medical term used for abnormal Male Breast Enlargement.
Gynecomastia affects up to two-thirds of pubescent boys and half of all men.
Fat cells produce small amounts of estrogen, which further fuels male breast enlargement.
Although rarely talked about, this condition is far more common than men realize. Gynecomastia may affect one Breast or both.

Gynecomastia or Male breast enlargement that arises in puberty often resolves on its own, within a matter of months, as hormone levels normalize. When the condition arises in adulthood, it tends to persist. Here’s why: As men age, they tend to lose testosterone and gain weight. The former contributes to gynecomastia (which is actually defined as enlargement of glandular tissue within the breasts), the latter to a related condition known as pseudo gynecomastia, in which enlargement is caused by deposits of fatty tissue under the breasts, explains Jacobs. What’s more, scientists now know that fat cells produce small amounts of estrogen, which further fuels male breast enlargement.

Am I a candidate for Gynecomastia treatment?

Healthy Men of any age who are conscious about their chest size.

Why did Gynecomastia happen to me?

Although majority of cases happen due to unknown etiology (idiopathic) but certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, Alcohol, Marijuana etc. & some diseases like Impaired Liver function, cancers etc. may cause Enlargement of Male breast.

Do I need to undergo Gynecomastia Surgery?

During Consultation, you will be asked about your expectations. Surgeon will evaluate your chest size, glandular enlargement ,skin quality & determine what can be achieved.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Typically it involves Liposuction done through small stab incision in axilla, to remove the excess fatty & Glandular tissues. If Glandular tissue is firm, it needs to be excised by a small incision in peri areolar area. In Post Bariatric cases, Skin excision may also be needed.

Will my Chest look Normal after Gynecomastia Treatment? Will I have loose skin?

Surgery will result in a firm , flat & more contoured chest. Skin because of its elastic property will reshape to chest new contour. Results are permanent.

Will there be any scar after Gynecomastia treatment?

There are small (5-6mm)scar at the entry point of Liposuction ports, which will be hidden in an Axillary crease. There may be some scarring in Nipple-Areola region but it fades away with time.

How can I proceed for Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • After Consultation with the surgeon, you will be asked to get few blood tests done, to ascertain your general fitness for surgery.
  • Gynecomastia or Male Breast reduction is a day care procedure. You are asked to come to clinic in the morning.
  • Gynecomastia is done under Sedation/General Anesthesia. The surgery last for 1-2hrs on an average.
  • You will be shifted to your room after that. Your Chest would be wrapped in gauze dressings.
  • You can go back home in evening.
  • There may be some Post operative Swelling and bruising over the chest, but it settles down fast.

Follow Up?

First follow up on 3rd day after Gynecomastia surgery. Your gauze dressings would be removed and will be asked to wear pressure garment for at least 1-3 months.
After that you will be called on 7th day for stitch removal.

When can I resume my normal activities after Gynecomastia surgery?

You can resume your personal chorus from the evening. But we advise you to keep your activities restricted for at least 3 days.
Vigorous movements of arm may be restricted for few weeks.

What can go wrong with Gynecomastia Treatment?

  • Every year thousands of men undergo successful breast Reduction or Gynecomastia surgery, however anyone considering surgery should be aware of risks associated with the procedure
  • Reactions to Anesthesia/ Drugs.
  • Hematoma(Blood collection)/ Seroma requiring drainage.
  • Infection requiring Higher Antibiotics.
  • Minor Asymmetry, which may require some touch up procedure.
  • At Mayflower clinic, we take full aseptic precautions and standard surgical protocols are followed to minimize the incidence of any such unfortunate complications.

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