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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a disorder of the endocrine system where male breast tissue gets swollen, over-developed or enlarged. This condition can appear in males at any age.

Gynecomastia can be triggered by numerous factors including excess weight gain or as side effects of taking certain medications like antibiotics, herbals like tea tree oil, anabolic steroids, narcotics drugs, etc., but usually, it results from the imbalance of hormones, where male sex hormone testosterone decreases with age. This abnormal appearing chest contour or “man boobs” can be the cause of embarrassment and distress in men of all ages. Therefore, to take care of this condition and to reduce male breast size, male breast reduction surgery is done where usually Liposuction is combined with Keyhole surgery. This surgery can give men, an improved self-esteem and boost their confidence.

What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Men who have enlarged breasts (gynecomastia) can definitely benefit from breast reduction surgery. This surgery will improve the chest contour, giving it a better look.

Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that will improve the shape and contour of the chest by removing excess fat and tissue from male breasts, thus making the chest appear more masculine and pleasing. It is a safe, effective and permanent solution to gynecomastia.

Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery right for me?

Male breast reduction surgery is a highly individualized and customized surgery procedure which you should do for yourself and not to fulfil somebody else’s desires.

If you are facing emotional discomfort and low self-confidence due to over-sized breasts, then Male breast reduction surgery can help you out.
You can get this surgery done if you are physically healthy and are of normal weight. You must also have realistic expectations out of this surgery.

What does Male Breast Reduction Surgery involve?

The first step of this procedure the use of anesthesia which can either be local or general.If the condition of Gynecomastia has occurred due to excess fat and tissue, then Liposuction technique alone may be used.

In order to remove granular breast tissue or excess skin, excision technique is recommended. This technique is also needed in case of areola reduction or nipple re-positioning. Gynecomastia, in some cases, is treated with the combination of Liposuction and Excision techniques.
During the detailed consultation, Dr. Pandya will discuss various techniques of male breast reduction surgery that will help you achieve symmetry and the results you expect. He will also make sure that enlarged male breast condition has not happened due to any other underlying condition. He will examine and assess your current size, shape and positioning of the nipples and the enlarged areola.

Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Long lasting results.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence.Improved self-esteem and confidence.
  • Improved upper body shape, definition and contour.
  • Highlighted chest muscles (Pectoralis Major) to give a manly and attractive look.
  • Minimal scarring.
  • You can go enjoy outdoor activities like swimming and walk around on the beach with confidence.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

After this surgery, bandages, dressings will be placed on your incision sights to reduce the swelling. Compression garments are also provided to give support to the breasts.

We, at Mayfair Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, use absorbable sutures that dissolve within one to three weeks after the surgery.
There will be some bruising and redness immediately after the surgery. Scarring can also occur around the incision sights. These will fade over the period of six to twelve months.
You may get back to work after about three to seven days after the surgery depending on your comfort level.
Follow up is usually arranged at about a week after your surgery.

Causes of Gynaecomastia

1. Hormonal Imbalances

In today’s busy lifestyle and eating habits hormonal imbalance is quite common. And hormones play a vital role in maintaining a balance in body’s composition. Fluctuations in the hormones can cause the imbalance in female hormone (estrogen) and male hormone (testosterone). And that is one of the main causes that boys have man boobs at the age of puberty.

Certain medications

There are many medicines which can lead to conditions which can lead to gynaecomastia. Taking steroids, anti-androgens, certain kind of anti-depressants and sometimes even medications used for prostate and heart conditions.

Lifestyle Factors

Unhealthy lifestyle choices like lack of exercise, junk food consumption, use of recreational drugs and too much alcohol consumption can lead to gynaecomastia.

Ageing Process

As men age, their testosterone levels tend to decrease. This leads to an imbalance in hormones and hence it can result in man saggy boobs.

FAQs about Liposuction

What is the recovery time after gynecomastia surgery?

Recovery varies, but most patients can return to normal activities within a week. Strenuous exercise may need to be avoided for a few weeks.

Is gynecomastia surgery permanent?

Gynecomastia surgery provides long-lasting results, especially when lifestyle factors are addressed. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential for sustained outcomes.

Is there a non-surgical treatment for gynecomastia?

In some cases, lifestyle changes, hormone therapy, or medication may be recommended. However, surgery is often the most effective solution for permanent reduction.

We at Mayfair Aesthetic Surgery ensure that you get adequate time for all your consultation appointments so that you can clear all your doubts by having an interactive session with Dr. Kedarnath Pandya, Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.

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