Chennai Plastic Surgery is now offering virtual consultations and follow ups.
For the safety of our patients and staff, we are temporarily encouraging virtual appointments whenever possible for Plastic Surgery Patients. We are scheduling follow-up appointments and also accepting new patients at this time.
Men are not supposed to have unnaturally prominent breasts. Being flat-chested is the way nature intended them to be. So when enlarged beasts occur they feel deep rooted embarrassment, wear loose clothing in a bid to hide them and some even develop hunch backs. Their inherent unhappiness could cause deep rooted psychological problems, as they are reluctant to participate in any activities that could involve revealing their upper bodies. In India, during weddings, the bridegroom is generally required to be bare-chested. In public. And when he has enlarged breasts, he could be the target for ridicule and untold embarrassment.
Why does Gynecomastia occur?
Gynecomastia occurs due to a wide variety of factors. One of the main triggers for the growth of excess male breast tissue is hormonal imbalances. Fluctuations in a man’s hormone levels can lead to increased growth in the male chest. It generally happens in young men during adolescence. Although Gynecomastia is hormonal, for some patients, it could be a genetic disorder or due to the side effects of certain medication.
Generally, gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of any age, from babies to teenagers all the way to older men. Depending on the patient’s age, different solutions are recommended. Babies and very young patients may not need surgical solutions, as the condition can ameliorate over time for them. Young, middle-aged, and older men, however, will typically require surgery to correct gynecomastia.
The reality of the matter is that, you do not have to live with Gynecomastia. Your desire for a flatter, more masculine chest is achievable through male breast reduction surgery.
How does it work?
Male breast reduction removes the excessive growth of breast tissue and the glands that cause it. The procedure is a simple minor surgery that requires the expertise of a qualified surgeon to create an attractive chest that is flatter and more masculine. Like nature intended it to be. This minor surgery will change your body into one that you would not be embarrassed by or be afraid to display. Think about it: you will now be able to wear well fitting clothes instead of hiding under loose, bulky garments. No more cruel ridicule!
Exercise and dieting have been found to be inadequate in addressing abnormally large male breasts. Exercise functions to reduce the size of the fat cells around the body in a general way, so it is ineffective when employed to try and create spot reduction in areas such as the male chest. Dieting is also quite ineffective for spot reduction of excess fatty or glandular breast tissue.
It has been proved beyond doubt that the notion of heavily regimented exercise and a healthy diet are insufficient in reducing enlarged and abnormal breasts. Also, certain drugs (eg. marijuana, anabolic steroids) and medical conditions (eg. liver disease) can aggravate gynecomastia – these should be dealt with before considering gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia refers to enlargement of the male breast and can be informally known as male boobs or moobs. In the vast majority of men, there is no known cause for abnormal male breast development. Gynecomastia treatment also known as male breast reduction, involves the removal of fat and breast tissue, resulting in a chest that is flatter and better contoured. Post Gynecomastia surgery results are seen in men with average body weight and firm skin tone.
Normally, the patient’s stitches are removed on the 7th day. This is contingent upon the proper healing of the patient’s gynecomastia surgery incisions. Make sure that while you are recovering from male breast reduction surgery, you are taking care of your incisions as recommended by your surgeon. If you do not, post-surgical complications can occur, and these will make your recovery period take longer than normal.
Like in any other surgery, there will be a certain amount of bruising and tenderness. Patients who undergo gynecomastia surgery, rarely complain of unbearable pain and the medication prescribed to control it works very well, keeping patients comfortable.Ideally, if you are working, be prepared to take about 3-5 days off. Post surgery, once you’ve recovered from the anesthesia, it is good if you take leisurely walks. Energetic, athletic activity can be resumed 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will tell you when you will be right and ready to get back into the groove.
For 6 weeks after surgery, you will be advised to wear a support garment. You will have to wear this 24/7 for 3 weeks and during the day alone for 3 more weeks.Helping to reshape the body, the support garment helps reduce swelling and helps your skin to adjust to the body’s new shape. On the 2nd day after surgery, you will be allowed to shower. 7 to 10 days after surgery, once the swelling and bruising have reduced considerably, the treated areas must be massaged. This helps decrease the swelling quickly and smoothens out any irregularities. In the beginning you will see that your scars are raised and reddish. It will take between 3 to 6 months for these to reduce slowly, flatten out and lighten up.
There are no prizes for guessing the results. Undergoing Gynecomastia surgery has only one purpose: to flatten unnatural male breasts. And these results are quite predictable: Gynecomastia surgery works.There’s more good news: scars are usually well hidden and barely noticeable. Most patients are very happy with their results.
The stay required of patients following gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on a wide variety of factors. Generally, it will be best to check with your surgeon before your procedure in order to get your own unique estimate of the required stay.
The most popular surgery for Gynecomastia is liposuction. An anesthetic solution called tumescence is injected into the breasts. Once the patient is comfortable, an ultrasound probe emits vibrations that liquidify the fatty breast tissues, after which a cannula, or thin long tube is inserted under the skin through the incision. Excess fat is then suctioned out using a high pressure suction machine removes the fat and / or breast tissue. The cannula is skillfully moved back and forth underneath the skin to remove the fat in a uniform way. Very seldom, a longer cut may be needed so as to remove breast tissue from under the nipples. This removal will require the use of a scalpel instead of liposuction surgery. In rare cases, skin may also have to be removed from the region in order to ensure that there is not excess skin remaining in the area after the procedure. This skin can also be removed through the use of a scalpel.
Tumescent and power assisted Liposuction are the state of the art methods for Gynecomastia surgery. They help to reduce bruising and swelling, and to speed recovery.
Two incisions are usually made for each breast. The incisions small, never more than 1 cm, and are placed in areas that are hidden from the eye, for example, near the armpit, adjacent to the flat part of the nipple (the ‘areola’), or at the outer edge of the fold under the breast.
Depending on the scale of the operation, the procedure, on an average, takes up to 1 hour. This number will be impacted by the exact details of the patient’s case. Different surgical techniques will be employed for each patient, and these techniques all take varying amounts of time. The amounts of tissue that are being removed will also affect the time it takes.
This procedure is usually performed under General Anesthesia. An Anesthetist is present throughout the surgery and will monitor the patient’s progress till they wake up. Patients are advised to inform the surgeon of problems they may have with anesthesia, if any.Patients must let the surgeon know their complete medical history as well as any medications, drugs, vitamins, or natural herbs they are taking. For example, diabetes is known to affect wound healing after Gynecomastia plastic surgery.
Smoking also affects the body’s ability to heal. Your surgeon will recommend that you stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery. Aspirin, anti-inflammatory pills (like anaprox or motrin), and vitamin E also should be stopped 2 weeks before surgery because they can cause extra bleeding.