Gynecomastia also known as Male Breast Reduction, Male Chest Reduction

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs and it can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat ( pseudogynecomastia).
  • Excess glandular tissue development.
  • Sometimes excess breast.
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts).

The goal of male gynecomastia surgery (commonly called also “man boobs surgery”) is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision. If you are looking for male gynecomastia surgery in Mumbai read the following content for further details; we take care also of male body contouring as gynecomastia specialists and liposuction specialists in Mumbai.

Is it right for me?

You are most likely a good candidate for this procedure if:

  • If you want to improve your overall body proportions.
  • If you experience psychological discomfort associated with large breasts.
  • If you want to increase your social confidence.
  • If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations.
  • You are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts.
  • You have good elasticity. Successful gynecomastia surgery involves adequate contraction after your excess is surgically removed.
  • You have first tried diet and exercise to reduce your breast size.

About Gynecomastia Surgical Procedure

Intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia are the options for this procedure with an operating time of approximately two hours. The goal of male gynecomastia surgery is to restore a normal male breast contour and to correct deformities of the breast, nipple or areola. Surgical options include liposuction, excision (surgical removal of tissue) or a combination of both approaches.The choice of surgical technique depends on the likelihood of redundancy after surgery.

Liposuction Tecnique

In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

Excision Technique

Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess must be removed to correct male gynecomastia. Glandular breast tissue is denser than fatty tissue and is not appropriate for liposuction. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.The most common approach is the intra-areolar incision, which extends along the circumference of the bottom half of the areola in the pigmented portion. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. In this case, the incision, and final scar goes all the way around the areola.

In most cases liposuction and excision technique are combined.

Recovery and Results

Immediately after your gynecomastia surgery generally, you can expect to be bandaged, wearing a compression garment, and you may have a surgical drain. Avoid intense activities and upper arm workout for one month. Redness swelling and bruising are normal right after the surgery and they will fade in few weeks-one months. Change in sensation is also normal around the nipple but sensation will be restored in about one year.

Gynecomastia results are permanent, assuming your weight is stable. If your condition arose from the use of medication or anabolic steroids, further use could lead to recurrence.

You Should Know That

Like all surgical procedures, male gynecomastia treatment has risks and complications and it can include for example bleeding, infection, unfavourable scarring and risks related to all surgeries.You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.

Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic classically as a day case or with a one night stay in hospital (patient preference). Drains are usually only placed if an open excision is performed and are left in place for a period of approximately 24 hours. It is mandatory to wear a support garment for a period of six weeks post-operatively.

The team of The Plastic Surgeons has top gynecomastia surgeons. Dr.Vinay Jacob uses a special manoeuvre to enhance his results and for this is regarded as one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in the country.