Gynecomastia surgery ensures that the gynecomastia never reappears in the patient’s body during his lifetime.
What is Gynecomastia?
Both male and female of the species have breast tissue. At puberty the breast develops; guided by hormones and genetic programming the breast evolves in its classical from into a female or a male breast. Some men have excessive fatty or glandular tissue and it causes the chest to swell up like a woman’s breast. this swelling up is referred to as gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is generally painless and feels like a rubbery mass below the surface of the nipple and can be observed either unilaterally or bilaterally. Although Gynecomastia is painless, sometimes tenderness or sensitivity can be observed in the affected region.
The appearance of the chest like that of a breast causes untold embarrassment to young boys who are growing up. The psychological trauma is severe and hence shaping the male breast becomes a very important procedure.
How Is Gynecomastia Classified?
- Primary Gynecomastia appears during puberty and is found in males in the age group of 13-17 years. This generally happens due to hormonal imbalance when an increase in the hormone estrogen over the hormone testosterone can be observed.
- Secondary Gynecomastia appears in males of any age group and is generally associated with weight gain. This is often also called as pseudogynecomastia.
What To Expect At The Consultation?
Consultation with the doctor is one of the most impostant aspects before beginning any treatment. At Pandit Clinic, whenever a patient walks in for treatment related to gynecomastia, our Board Certified and expert Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr Shrirang Pandit makes sure that the patient knows everything in detail about the issue that they are suffering from. Transperency is of the utmost importance and hence Dr Shrirang explains everything about gynecomastia, their treatment opyions, the achievable results, etc.
This helps the patient to make an informed decision about their treatment. Also, consultation turn out to be an aexcellent way for the patient to analyse their comfort level and rapport with the doctor under whom they are getting treated.
At the consultation, Dr Shrirang will ask you questions like your medical history, genetic medical conditions, previous treatments and surgeries if any, any supplements or medications which you consume, etc. All of this information helps Dr Dhrirang to draw out a well defined and customized treatment plan for your issues.
What Are The Questions To Ask Before Gynecomastia Surgery?
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?
As discussed above men of all ages are prone to this condition.
Following are the criteria for being an ideal candidate for Gynecomastia surgery:
Young patients are best suited for this surgery as their skin has proper elasticity.
Modern Method Of Gynecomastia Surgery
What To Expect Before The Surgery?
The preparation for this surgery is extremely ordinary and simple. All you have to do is get some routine blood tests done to assess your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery. You are also asked for any impending allergies that you suffer from. This information helps to have a smooth surgical procedure.
The doctor may also ask you to cut down some of your regular medicines in the days leading up to the surgery. You will have to give up smoking as part of the preparation for the surgery. also, he might click a few pictures in order to analyse the ‘before-after’ results.
How Is Gynecomastia Treated?
Cosmetic surgeons perform gynecomastia surgery on men with man-boobs. The doctor removes the excess skin, excess fat, tightens the skin and reshapes the chest to be in proportion with the rest of the body. This makes sure that the sagging part, which gives the chest an appearance of breasts is taken care of.
At Pandit Clinic, the techniques used for Gynaecomastia are Liposuction and VASER. Liposuction is capable of producing some excellent results and VASER with its high definition possibilities is an excellent method to tone the chest. These new technologically advanced procedures make sure that the scarring is minimal and men do not feel ashamed to go shirtless after the procedure. We have extensive experience with VASER and it is a great tool for Gynecomastia. Gynecomastia surgery ensures that the gynecomastia never reappears in the patient’s body during his lifetime. s.
What To Expect During Recovery?
First off, you will be given support garments to wear during your recovery period. These garments assist the body during the healing process and reduce swelling and bruising.
Other than that, the doctor will prescribe certain medications to keep you comfortable and pain-free. You may experience a tingling sensation near your nipples and areola for 3-4 months following the surgery. But it will not persist forever.
He will advise you to restrict your physical activity for a couple of days and take rest. The average recovery period is 1-2 weeks. But yours will be determined based on your unique case.
Does Gynecomastia Go Away With Exercise?
Exercise is not a solution to treat gynecomastia. Generally, gynecomastia requires surgery in order to remove the extra breast tissue. Exercise does help treating pseudogynecomastia which is actually the bulge in the chest which men notice after they gain weight or due to obesity.
How To Identify Whether Its Chest Fat Or Gynecomastia?
Identifying chest fat from gynecomastia is necessary in order to move ahead with the treatment. Chest fat often accumulates as a result of increase in weight or obesity. This is called as pseudogynecomastia. Gynecomastia often feels like a rubbery mass below the nipple’s surface. This mass can feel tender or painful to touch and can occur unilaterally as well as bilaterally. Gynecomastia needs to be surgically removed in order to eliminate the appearance of a swollen or belging chest.
What is the cost of Gynaecomastia Surgery?
The cost of this surgery depends on various factors such as:
Therefore, one cannot write down a ballpark figure for this surgery. The actual cost estimate can be given to you by your Cosmetic Surgeon after your consultation.
Dr. Shrirang PanditMBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)
Meet Dr. Shrirang Pandit
Dr. Shrirang Pandit is the founder of the Pandit Clinic. He has an experience of 30+ years in plastic surgery. He is a renowned name in the industry and pioneer of aesthetic lasers in India. Dr. Shrirang Pandit has performed numerous surgeries on children with facial clefts, managed patients with burn injuries and also has a large experience with lasers on Asian Indian skin. He has attended various laser workshops and courses as faculty and is keen on educating the next generations. He is a life member of all the top plastic surgery associations like Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, to name a few. He also acts as a key opinion leader for Ultrashape Inc., Lumenis Inc, VASER Sound Surgical Technologies, USA