Gynecomastia is a condition which results in the over development of breasts in men. The use of certain drugs, obesity, or abnormal changes in the hormone are some common factors that may cause gynecomastia. The patients of gynecomastia have low self-confidence and often face emotional discomfort. Gynecomastia disease can occur unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts). The excessive development of glandular tissue causes the breast to sag and stretches the skin surrounding the nipple. Therefore, gynecomastia surgery is performed to reduce the enlarged breast size, to improve the chest shape, and to enhance the upper body look of a patient.
Gynecomastia surgery cost
The average cost of Gynecomastia surgery in India is between 2 to 3 lak rupees. Gynecomastia surgery cost includes surgeon’s fee, medical tests, anaesthesia, prescriptions for medications and hospital facilities charge. However, above-mentioned cost may vary based on the type of hospital, the cosmetic surgeon’s experience and the type of procedure used in the Gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery candidates
Candidates of Gynecomastia surgery include:
Gynecomastia surgery procedure
- Men with balanced breast development
- Non Smokers
- Have realistic expectations
- If medicinal treatment has failed in the breast reduction
- Men who do not have other life threatening disease
- Men who are not comfortable with large breasts
As per cosmetic surgeon’s
recommendation, a patient is given general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation to subside the pain during the surgery. Several small incisions are made around the breast to create a pocket. A cannula and a thin hollow tube are used to remove the excess fat. A plastic surgeon
may also use a liposuction technique
to remove the excess fat.
If gynecomastia is a result of overgrowth of glandular breast tissue, an excision technique is used to reduce the excess development of breast and muscles are repositioned to provide an enhancing look to the chest. Incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape to ensure proper healing of wounds.
Preparing for Gynecomastia surgery
Before undergoing a Gynecomastia surgery, a patient should tell doctor everything about his medical history, expectations from the surgery, and about his lifestyle. Carefully follow the instructions given by your plastic surgeon. A patient is asked to:
Gynecomastia surgery risks
- Stop smoking
- Get a blood test or any other diagnostic test ordered by the doctor
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin
- Avoid eating and drinking on the day of surgery
The risks and complications associated with gynecomastia  surgery
are same as other surgical procedures. Some common risks associated with gynecomastia surgery are: