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What To Expect Before The Surgery?

The preparation for this surgery is extremely ordinary and simple. All you have to do is get some routine blood tests done to assess your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery.

The doctor may ask you to cut down some of your regular medicines in the days leading up to the surgery. You will have to give up smoking as part of the preparation for the surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male’s chest due to hormone imbalance.

Primary (Physiological) Gynecomastia appears during puberty and is found in boys in the age group of 13-17 years.

Secondary (Pathological) Gynecomastia (due to Testicular Tumour, Liver Disease, Thyroid Disease, Varicocele, some Medicine side effects etc.) appears in males of any age group and is generally associated with weight gain.It appears secondary to some medical conditions or as a side effect of some medicine taken.

Secondary Gynecomastia may stop increasing or may regress after removing the responsible factor causing it. Primary Gynecomastia usually never regress on its own or by Dieting/Exercise or by any medicine and needs surgery for correction.

Cosmetic surgeons perform gynecomastia surgery on men with man-boobs. The doctor removes the excess skin, excess fat, tightens the skin and reshapes the chest to be in proportion with the rest of the body. The surgical techniques for Gynecomastia include liposuction and excision. Liposuction removes excess fat while excess breast gland can be removed with excision. Primary gynecomastia surgery ensures that the gynecomastia never reappears in the patient’s body during his lifetime.

Who is the ideal candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

As discussed above men of all ages are prone to this condition.

Following are the criteria for being an ideal candidate for Gynecomastia surgery:

1. Man suffering from Primary Gynecomastia not reducing with any exercise or dieting.

2. Man suffering from Secondary Gynecomastia not regressing after treatment of the responsible factor/disease.

3. Man who has realistic expectations about the result of the surgery.

4. Men who are suffering from Gynecomastia.(primary and secondary)

5. Men who are physically healthy and fit.

6. Men who are non-smokers.

7. Men who have realistic expectations from this surgery.

Questions to ask your Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Am I a good candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • What should I expect from this surgery?

  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?

  • What is the recovery period after the Gynecomastia?

  • What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?

  • What steps will I need to take to maintain my chest contour after the surgery?

  • What steps will I need to take to maintain my breasts after the surgery?

  • Do you have before-and-after photos of other patients?

  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?

What To Expect During Recovery?

First off, you will be given support garments to wear during your recovery period. These garments assist the body during the healing process and reduce swelling and bruising.

Other than that, the doctor will prescribe certain medications to keep you comfortable and pain-free. You may experience numbness or tingling sensation in operated parts for 3-4 months following the surgery. But it will recover naturally over the period.

Doctor advise you to restrict your physical activity for a couple of days. The average recovery period is 1-2 weeks.

What Is The Cost Of Gynecomastia Surgery In India?

The cost of this surgery depends on various factors such as:

  • Procedure done for gynecomastia surgery.

  • Your unique case.

  • Location of clinic and experience of the doctor.

Therefore, one cannot write down a ballpark figure for this surgery. The actual cost estimate can be given to you by your cosmetic surgeon after your consultation.

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