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Gynecomastia Surgery In Mumbai


Development of breast in male is called gynecomastia. Also called as man boobs or male breast, or “Moobs”. It can be just little conical protrusion called puffy nipple to fully develop like a female breast, seemingly non harmful condition but can put one in a very embarrassing situation and can have a negative impact on quality of life.The feel of having a feminine look might disrupt one’s self-esteem. One might shy away from visiting a gym or swimming bare-chested. Gynecomastia might be visible through cloth and one becomes center of negative attention and subject of teasing.People might start with drawing socially, sometimes even avoid marriage or going to school. It affects personal social life and career too. No wonder gynecomastia is the commonest cosmetic surgery today. One can regain the confidence to live life to the fullest.

Gynecomastia Surgery Overview

Gynecomastia Before and After Results

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Causes Of Gynecomastia

Familial / Idiopathic Gynecomastia

Most of the time there is no cause Of Gynecomastia, it runs in family, a person have normal secondary sexual characteristics.

Natural hormone changes

The hormones testosterone and estrogen is responsible for the particular trait of being a men or women. The Testosterone hormones control the male traits, such as muscle mass and body hair. Estrogen controls female traits, including the growth of breasts.

Contrary to the popular belief, the female hormone estrogen is even produced by men in small quantity. However, male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels can cause gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia in infants: It is an interesting fact that more than half of male infants are born with enlarged breasts due to the effects of their mother’s estrogen. However, it reduces within two to three weeks of birth.
Gynecomastia during puberty: Gynecomastia during puberty is quite common. In most cases, the swollen breast will go away once you cross 18 years of age. However, in some unfortunate cases, it does not subside. In such cases, gynecomastia is advised.
Gynecomastia in men: Between the age group of 50 to 69, the enlarged breast is quite common. At least 1 in 4 men in this age group are affected.

Medications

A number of medications can cause gynecomastia. These include antidepressants, cancer treatment, antibiotics, AIDS medications and many more. While consulting with the physician, it is important to discuss about the usage of the medicine so that the doctor can provide an accurate treatment. Sometimes substance abuses like alcohol or drugs can also cause gynecomastia.

Health Conditions

Several health conditions can cause gynecomastia by affecting the normal balance of hormones. These include
Aging: Hormone changes that occur with normal aging can cause gynecomastia, especially in men who are overweight.
Malnutrition: When your body is deprived of adequate nutrition, testosterone levels drop, but estrogen levels remain constant, causing a hormonal imbalance. Gynecomastia can also occur once normal nutrition resumes.
Hyperthyroidism: In Hyperthyroid the thyroid gland produces too much hormone thyroxine thus leading to gynecomastia.
Kidney issues: About half the people being treated with regular hemodialysis experience gynecomastia due to hormonal changes.
Liver failure and cirrhosis: People with liver issues often encounter hormonal fluctuations. Hormonal fluctuation is the reason behind gynecomastia.

Type Of Gynecomastia Surgery

Gradation Of Gynecomastia

A. Simon’s Classification

Grade 1 Small enlargement, no skin excess
Grade 2a Moderate enlargement, no skin excess
Grade 2b Moderate enlargement with extra skin
Grade 3 Marked enlargement with extra skin

B. Rohrich Classification

In this type of gynecomastia, it takes into consideration of amount of extra skin compared to chest

Grade 1: Minimal Hypertrophy, (less than 250g of tissue) without ptosis
1a: Primarily glandular
1b: Primary fibrous
Grade 2: moderate hypertrophy (250-500g of breast tissue) without ptosis
2a: Primarily glandular
2b: Primary fibrous
Grade 3: Severe hypertrophy ((>500g of breast tissue with grade 1 ptosis glandular or fibrous)
Grade 4: Severe hypertrophy with grade 2 or 3 ptosis glandular or fibrous


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Time Required

Time Required

60-90 Mins

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Local+Sedation Anesthesia

Painless

Pain Level

Mild

Hospital Stay

Hospital Stay

Daycare

Flyback

Flyback

1-2 Days

Success Rate

Very High

What gynecomastia surgery can do for you?

Some of the benefits of gynecomastia surgery include:

Psychological benefit:

Of course a perfect body brings confidence and a little defect self-consciousness. Men with enlarged breast often feel embarrassed. Embarrassment often brings physiological disturbance as they become the fodder for taunts as their appearance do not match with the conventional needs. Gynecomastia surgery helps overcome this embarrassment. The surgery will help to improve your appearance, improve self-confidence, enables you to wear well-fitted clothes, brings you more close to people or make you socially available.

Physical benefit:

Some people with gynecomastia bends forward unconsciously to hide enlarged male breast giving a hunchback look.Gynecomastia surgery will improve your lookas well asposture. A reduced chest will help you to indulge in physical activities and keep yourself fit.

Am I a good candidate for Gynecomastia?

The candidates in the Gynecomastia surgery includes men who want to correct their abnormal growth of breast tissues to get a more chiselled look:

• For some men the condition of gynecomastia cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments. In such cases the surgery is the best option.
• Healthy individuals who have a good health or do not have any serious illness that impair healing.
• Non-smokers and non-drug users (stop smoking)
• Men who have a specific goals in their mind regarding the physical symptoms of gynecomastia.
• One who have realistic expectation from the surgery.
• The breast growth for some men have stabilized.
• Some men whose enlargement of breast has become a cause of concern.

How Gynecomastia procedure is executed?

Consultation

Cosmetic surgeon will listen to your concern regarding gynecomastia, your goal of end result, examine you for gynecomastia and for any other cause of gynecomastia, and make a cosmetic surgery plan. He will explain you the detail about the procedure.

Pre-operative Preparation

The medical general fitness assessment is done. Any associated medical condition is controlled on the day of the surgery, your goal of the surgery and plan is again discussed with you and marking is done.

Anesthesia

Gynecomastia surgery can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. It will depend on gradation of gynecomastia, surgeon’s expertise and patient psychological built up. Latest technology like vaser help to do gynecomastia under local anesthesia very comfortably.

Liposuction technique

Most of the time liposuction is done by making a small tiny hole at periareolar border. Rarely second puncture is done at inframammary line. They mix so well with surrounding that they are hardly visible once healed.

Excision technique

Glandular tissue is excised through same tiny pericardial incision. In the excision,depending on amount of excess skin, areola size and liposuction technique use excess skin may require skin excision. Cosmetic surgeon can say about it only after personal examination

Combination of liposuction & excision techniques

In some cases both the liposuction and the excision method is used to treat gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Recovery

After the procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic band or support garment is used to fasten recovery and mold the chest shape. One can resume office job in a day or 2. Cardio like activity in a e week and gym in 2 weeks’ time.

Gynecomastia Result

Gynaecomastia surgery result is visible on operating table only. Major improvement will be seen in a month time. Final result is visible in 6 to 8 month time.

How Safe Is Gynecomastia?

All forms of surgery come with certain risks and complications, however advent of the advance technique of doing gynecomastia under local anesthesia in expert hands and proper hospital set up, gynecomastia surgery can be termed as a very safe surgery. One can discuss in detail with cosmetic surgeon during consultation.

Gynecomastia At Allure Medspa Mumbai, India

At allure Medspa, the safety and comfort of our clients is our topmost priority. Here, we use advanced lipoplasty technology that will provide the best of results. During consultation, our goal is to educate and help you to take informed decision. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr Milan Doshi will first discuss about your goal for the gynecomastia surgery, asses your gynecomastia type and grade, body type, type of your fat, and amount of gland, make a tailor made gynecomastia surgery plan for each individual. A stringent assessment of the general fitness is done. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr Milan Doshi uses a various combination of technology such as laser, vaser and power assisted liposuction to give the unmatched result, along with faster and smoother recovery. In addition to advanced technology, advance sterilization and anesthesia technology makes gynecomastia surgery safe one. The staff at Allure Medspa take all precautions to make your journey of fine to fabulous a pleasant experience. One can feel a home away from home.

How much does a gynecomastia cost?

A surgeon’s fee for gynecomastia surgery will be based on his or her experience and expertise to deliver consistently good results, the type of procedure and technology used and the geographic location and type of surgical facility.
Gynecomastia costs may include:
• Anesthesia fees
• Hospital or surgical facility costs
• Medical tests
• Post-surgery garments
• Prescriptions for medication
• Surgeon’s fee
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for a gynecomastia, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of gynecomastia surgery.

Most health insurance plans do not cover gynecomastia surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Many patients seen at Allure Medspa had testosterone levels checked that are well within the “normal” range. There could be many other reason like ingestion of drugs or medical ailment like kidney issues. If other secondary sexual characteristics are normal, probably hormone level will be normal.

No, breast enlargement occurs quite often in both male and female babies in the first month or so of life. The reason behind this could be the presence of maternal estrogen which crosses the placenta prior to birth. This ’neonatal gynecomastia’ seen in male babies generally goes away in 4-6 weeks of birth. Interestingly, ‘neonatal gynecomastia’ does not occur in children who are born prematurely.

There is no particular no age limit to undergo gynecomastia surgery. The most important factor is to evaluate the health condition of the patient.

Any type of piercings on chest, nipples and areolas might increase the chances of infection. One week ahead of the surgery, it is advisable to remove any form of piercings.

It is important for patients to rest and let the body heal immediately after the surgery. Indulging in rigorous exercise could lead to large blood or fluid collections which can lead to infection or contour irregularities, ruining a great result. One should try avoiding repetitive arm and chest motions, heavy lifting, and straining or excessive trunk motion for 2 weeks following surgery.

Yes, even other procedures can be conducted along with gynecomastia surgery. Many people request for liposuction of the abdomen with the gynecomastia surgery. There is an added advantage that the recovery period is same and a single anesthesia is administered.

The visible scars will make the surgery very obvious. The incision is made in the discreet areas so that it is not visible. The scars for the liposuction are 4-5mm long and placed right in the peri areolar area or at inframammary fold, armpit crease, so they are not visible once healed. To avoid an obvious ‘operated on’ look, these scars are purposely placed asymmetrically.

There is no written proof of a gynecomastia and male breast cancer. It is a known fact that excess estrogen compared to androgens increases the risk of both benign (gynecomastia) and malignant (cancer) growth of male breast tissue. Examples of risk factors for such abnormal growth of male breast tissue would include aging, obesity, alcoholism, liver disease, estrogen treatment for i.e. prostate cancer, and Klinefelter’s syndrome.

Disclaimer
Results : Please note that results largely depend on how realistic your expectations are. The results may vary from case to and person to person. No two people will have the same results despite the similar procedure.
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