What Do Men Need To Know Before Having Gynecomastia Surgery?

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Gynecomastia is the growth of glandular tissue in the male chest. The condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance or the accumulation of fatty tissue in the chest. Certain medications can cause gynecomastia. Other causes of gynecomastia include obesity, steroid use, thyroid disease, liver disease, and the use of certain medicines. Men of any age who suffer from this condition frequently experience social awkwardness. If you are experiencing the same, then this blog by the Best Gynecomastia Surgeon in Gurgaon, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani is going to help you to get more details on this condition and its management before you opt for male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery.

Read on for detailed insights!

What are the symptoms of gynecomastia?

As this condition affects males, it causes symptoms like:

  • Excessive skin on the chest
  • Pain and pus secretion 
  • Swelling 
  • Excess fat and glandular tissue growth.

When gynecomastia can occur?

Gynecomastia can occur in the following conditions:

  • In newborns after birth: This condition is caused by the mother’s oestrogen levels. The enlarged breasts usually disappear after a few weeks or two. 
  • Puberty phase: Puberty in males can cause breast tissue to grow due to hormonal imbalances such as decreased testosterone and increased oestrogen levels. This condition resolves once hormone levels return to normal. This procedure takes approximately six months to two years to complete.
  • Adulthood: Men naturally produce less testosterone as they age. They may also have larger body fat, which promotes oestrogen production and breast tissue growth.

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery aims to restore normal male breast contours while also correcting abnormalities in the breast, nipple, or areola. Traditional liposuction, BodyJet liposuction, and excision are the most widely recognized procedures for gynecomastia, which are performed by a Female Plastic Surgeon in Gurgaon at SB Aesthetics, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani.

What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • Gynecomastia surgery results in a more contoured physique.
  • The surgery results in a flat chest, allowing patients to wear fitted apparel.
  • It improves men’s posture, allowing them to stand straighter and taller.
  • This surgery also alleviates social awkwardness.

Who are ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery?

  • Males above 18 years of age
  • Men with swelling / bigger chests 
  • Overall good health 
  • Males who are self-conscious about chest appearances 
  • Men who do not drink or smoke. 
  • Candidates with mild to moderate gynecomastia, which includes breast enlargement with minor gland hypertrophy and no extra skin, are ideal candidates for liposuction alone.

What is the procedure of gynecomastia surgery?

In traditional liposuction, the Best Gynecomastia Surgeon in Gurgaon removes extra fat and contours the chest using conventional methods.

  1. Liposuction is done to remove excess fat and this is done with optimal precision that causes less bruising and swelling after surgery. When performing liposuction for gynecomastia, power-assisted liposuction (PAL) or ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is performed because it removes the fibrous tissue more effectively.
  2. Excision is required if the areola is to be reduced or the nipple is to be moved to a more natural masculine shape. A variety of candidates have an insignificant amount of fibrous glandular tissue under the nipple, which can be addressed directly with an excision through a small cut around the areola.

How to prepare for gynecomastia surgery?

  • Eat healthy before opting for this procedure
  • For 2-3 weeks before surgery do not consume alcohol or tobacco
  • Avoid smoking 3 weeks before surgery
  • Avoid blood thinning medication intake
  • One must in their ideal body weight for best outcomes.

Why does one need gynecomastia or male breast removal surgery?

Gynecomastia is a condition wherein men develop breasts that resemble those of women. Aside from the obvious physical changes that result from gynecomastia, there are also some less noticeable negative effects. A large number of men with gynecomastia experience depression as a result of their poor body image.

Gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery, can help address the condition. This surgery has proved to be successful, which may make the patients feel better about themselves. 

Interested in this procedure, then consult a Female Plastic Surgeon in Gurgaon, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani at SB Aesthetics Clinic today!

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