Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Guide - Cutis Ahmedabad

Men suffering from gynecomastia may need to undergo the male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia is a condition, in which the male chest region contains mild to massive enlargement of breast glandular tissue and fatty tissues, which gives rise to breasts like appearance in males. There isn’t perfect option available to help you dealing with this problem, except liposuction. And your plastic surgeon is the best person who can help you to get rid of both, breast glad and fat. Gynecomastia correction is done by surgical intervention called liposuction + gland excision.

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

This procedure can be done under local or general anaesthesia. The procedure will depend on the preference of the surgeon, your expectations and the extent of gynecomastia. For treating gynecomastia there are mainly two types of surgical procedure, which are:

A.  Conventional open surgery

This method is an old one and still it is practised by some surgeons. In this method, an incision is placed either in the inframammary (beneath the breast) crease or periareolar (around the areola) region. The breast gland and excess fatty tissue is removed by surgical dissection. There are chances of developing hematoma (collection of blood), post operative pain and aesthetic deformity of the chest wall. Most of the plastic surgeons do not use this method for gynecomastia surgery now a days.

B.  Liposuction and gland excision

Liposuction has overcome all the side effects of conventional open surgery. The biggest advantage of liposuction for gynecomastia surgery is the nice contouring of chest with complete clearance of excess fat + gland without blood loss and without any pain. However, in complicated cases, the surgeon may opt for an open incision for the gland removal.

Plastic Surgeon Consultation – What to Ask

  • Are you board certified?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • How much experience do you have in this field?
  • Am I an ideal candidate for surgery?
  • How can I get the desired results?
  • How and where will you perform the procedure?
  • Which surgical technique do you recommend?
  • What are the associated complications?
  • How much is the recovery period?
  • Can you show me some before and after photographs?
  • What if I don’t get the expected results with surgery?

Male Breast Reduction Risk and Recovery

1.  Risk

With the advancement in anesthesia and surgical technique, the risks associated with the breast reduction surgery in males have been minimised. Optimum dose of antibiotics coupled with regular follow-ups ensures steering away from any complications and a healthy recovery.

2.  Recovery

Male breast reduction surgery takes only about 2 to 2.5 hours and one can return home after few hours, once the anaesthesia wears off. Based on your condition, you may resume the office within a day or two. Swelling after the surgical procedure takes two weeks to subside and heals with minimal scarring. Pressure garment is an excellent tool post surgery which helps in faster healing and reduction of the swelling.

Male breast reduction surgery takes only about 2 to 2.5 hours and one can return home after few hours, once the anaesthesia wears off. Based on your condition, you may resume the office within a day or two. Swelling after the surgical procedure takes two weeks to subside and heals with minimal scarring. Pressure garment is an excellent tool post surgery which helps in faster healing and reduction of the swelling.

Male Breast Reduction Cost

The cost of Male breast reduction surgery depends on the severity of the problem, i.e., the degree of removal to be done. On an average, the procedure costs approximately Rs.35,000 which is the total package of surgery and it includes surgeon fees, operation theatre fees, anaesthetist doctor fees, drugs and disposables’ cost and your special room stay charges for a day. Additional charges involve preoperative investigations, post operative medications and pressure garment cost.

Male Breast Reduction Benefits

Regain your confidence and get rid of the embarrassing enlarged breasts. With gynecomastia surgery, you will no longer feel depressed during the intimate moments with your partner. In some patients, the surgical procedure may also help with the weight loss.

Why Choose Cutis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center?

  • Experienced & qualified surgeon.
  • Affordable & satisfactory procedure.
  • Excellent operative care & advice.

Expert Advice

Resolve your queries on gynecomastia surgical treatment in advance. Also, do not forget to voice your concerns to your doctor during the recovery period or even later. A good cosmetic surgeon is always there to ensure optimum physical and mental health of the patient.