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Gynecomastia


Gynecomastia or man boobs is a condition in which men develop enlarged breasts due to extra fat deposits or excessive enlargement of gland. It’s appearance ranges from puffy nipple to a full female like enlarged breast. Generally it is seen in both breasts & causes self-consciousness and discomfort to such boys. We are favoured destination for Gynecomastia treatments for hundreds of patients coming all across India and have transformed lives of many young men since 1999!

Factors causing Gynecomastia:
  • Puberty: Gynecomastia is most common during puberty, when there can be natural imbalance of hormones.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as steroids, can cause Gynecomastia.
  • Medical conditions: such as liver or kidney disease, can also cause Gynecomastia in some cases.
  • Aging: Gynecomastia is common in elderly men due to a decline in testosterone levels.
  • Developmental: In some rare cases of birth defects, only one sided Gynecomastia is seen.

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    Symptoms of Gynecomastia:

    Enlarged breasts may be tender or painful, and feels lumpy. Rarely there may be nipple discharge.

    Psycho-social problems in Gynecomastia:

    These boys or men will try to hide enlarged breasts with loose shirts & avoid bare chest activities like swimming, exercises etc and withdraw from public exposure. In some boys it may affect psychological health and lower his self-confidence. It’s very important that such men suffering from gynecomastia should know that it’s correctable with a simple daycare cosmetic plastic surgery.


    Indications for gynecomastia surgery:

    1) Men bothered by excess breast tissue and fat.

    2)Men who have unsuccessfully tried other treatment options for gynecomastia, such as medication etc.

    Myths about non-surgical gynecomastia treatment:

    Exercises or diet plans can’t helps to get rid of gynecomastia. In fact, gynecomastia will not reduce but the chest muscles can hypertrophy and make gynecomastia more prominent due to excess of such chest exercises.


    Preoperative analysis:

    Patients need careful evaluation by Plastic Surgeon & sometimes if needed by Endocrinologist to determine the cause of their breast enlargement. In some cases ultrasonography is done to know size of gland. Then surgical plan for liposuction alone or additional gland excision is done as per size & consistency of gland. Measurements for postop liposuction garments are taken.

    Treatment of Gynecomastia:

    Liposuction surgery is the only treatment option for gynecomastia as this extra fat & gland tissues are resistant to exercises & any diet modifications. This male breast reduction surgery aims at correcting the shape of a man's chest by liposuction of excess breast fat deposits. Some cases having fibrous or rubbery glandular tissue needs open excision of extra gland tissues using small incision at the border of areola. This scar is not easily noticeable. This surgery also improves puffy nipples or protruding nipples & prominent areola too.

    Liposuction is a keyhole surgery performed under local or general anesthesia. Dr.Ramakant Bembde makes small 3-4 mm incision in the non-visible part of chest and inserts a thin liposuction cannula. This cannula sucks out excess breast fat to make the chest masculine.

    Newer advances in liposuction:

    We are pioneer in the Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL machine from Switzerland) in this region for better, smoother & faster cosmetic results. PAL is a newer modern technique that break up the fat before it is suctioned out & gives rapid recovery after surgery. Dr. Ramakant Bembde has evolved this surgery over the years of experience to maximise patient’s comfort and help early recovery. At Bembde Hospital gynecomastia surgery is usually a daycare procedure.

    Benefits of gynecomastia liposuction:

    Liposuction is a very effective, safe & quick treatment for gynecomastia to get rid of excess fat & gland tissues. The procedure has a short recovery time & a game-changer for many men with gynecomastia.



    Risks of gynecomastia liposuction:

    As with any surgery, very rarely liposuction may have minor complications like bleeding, infection, temporary numbness in the chest, etc.

    Post surgery recovery:

    The recovery time for gynecomastia liposuction is about one to two weeks. Routine activities can be started after few days. After surgery you will need to wear a compression garment for two months to help reduce swelling, bruising & to have smooth contour of chest. You should also avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks.

    Results of gynecomastia surgery:

    The results of gynecomastia liposuction are instant & very rewarding. These results further improves as time goes with reduction of swelling. It definitely boosts your confidence, body image & self-respect.

    After surgery, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise to help tone the chest muscles.

    Conclusions:

    Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the chest in men. If you are bothered by excess breast tissue and fat, talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Bembde to see if gynecomastia liposuction is right for you.

    If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia, please leave a comment in inquiry form. Also you can send your clinical photos, videos & other details on Bembde Hospital whatsapp no. +918805013088 We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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