What Is Gynecomastia?
It may surprise many, but 1 out of 3 men have unnaturally large breasts, and in most cases, it causes them some mental discomfort and embarrassment. This condition of large breasts amongst men is known as Gynecomastia, and it can be solved by different methods depending upon the age and severity of the condition. If the recommended method is surgery, a well experienced plastic surgeon, who specializes in breast surgery will be needed.
Gynecomastia surgery, also popularly known as male breast reduction surgery, is a process that requires specialized surgical expertise. So, before deciding to undergo this surgery, it is imperative to get a clear understanding of the process, and the do’s and don’ts associated with it. Being the leaders in male breast surgeries in India, we share the relevant information here for you
Who Needs Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia correction is indicated for men
- Who are uncomfortable with their breast size, and its causing them psychological discomfort.
- Alternate treatment (dieting and exercising) have been unsuccessful in aiding them
- Who are not significantly overweight
- Who have good skin elasticity
Types Of Gynecomastia Surgeries
Liposuction Gynecomastia correction
This technique works well when the correction needed is small sized and the skin elasticity is good. The process is similar to liposuction of any other part of the body, with expertise needed for getting the correct shape and contours on the chest.
In this process, the surgeon will make a tiny incision is made along the side of the areola, and using thin hollow metal cannula, attached to a suction, will drain out the excess fat (liposuction). After the liposuction technique has been used to remove fatty tissue from the breast structure, the surgeon will pull the underlying glandular tissue through this incision, hence the popular name for this technique – “PULL THROUGH TECHNIQUE”. Finally, the incisions are closed very carefully to ensure that the scars are scarcely visible.
Surgical Excision of Male Breast Tissue
For men requiring more extensive gynecomastia correction, especially when the skin elasticity is not good, the surgeon will need to perform a more invasive breast reduction surgery. This is usually conducted using general anesthesia, and can last about 2 – 3 hours. The main objective of the surgery is to restore the normal shape of the male breast by removing excess tissue and skin. The chest structure is a blend of glandular tissue, adipose (fatty) tissue, fibrous tissue, muscle and skin. The bone structure, proportion and symmetry of the chest has an impact on its overall appearance. So, this needs an artist’s mind to visualize the end result correctly and a skilled surgeon to implement the changes well.
The gynecomastia surgeon will also decide on the type of incision needed to get the best results. The most common approach is known as the WEBSTER incision; in medical terms it is also known as ‘Intra-Areolar incision’. In this method, the incision is made in the lower hemisphere of the breast, along the circumference of the areola. The surgeon will then excise the tissues around the breast area to give it the desired new shape.
Depending upon the body’s need, the surgeon may decide to choose to use the ‘Transverse Nipple-Areola’ incision, or the ‘Triple V-incision’. For massive gynecomastia, a resection of excessive skin and breast tissue, with a nipple grafting may be recommended, though this is a rare case.
The new approach is to minimize the size of incision to 2-3 cm and remove the entire gland piecemeal through this “keyhole”. This is popularly termed as ‘keyhole surgery’ for gynecomastia.
Benefits Of Gynecomastia
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Frequently Asked Questions
Gynecomastia is a condition among men wherein their breast tissues are enlarged. This can happen due to hormonal imbalances and fluctuations, or use of steroids, and that growth is true enlargement of the breast tissue.
Enlarged breasts are also seen in obese or overweight men, where there is a deposition of fat in the pectoral area of the chest, and the fatty tissues over the breast area give an appearance of enlarged breasts. This is referred to as pseudo-gynecomastia, and may be treated with surgical or non-surgical methods.
There is increasing evidence of substance abuse causing gynecomastia in young men aspiring to become body builders. In UAE, we see many young body builders who have used hormonal substitutes such as testosterone, androgen hormones etc. and are suffering from painful glands in their chest. This is also a cause for recurrence in men who have undergone surgery previously to correct gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia surgery is among the most sought after cosmetic plastic surgery among men. Before leaping into the operating room, we suggest that you ask yourself some questions like:
Does your large breast cause social anxiety and physical discomfort?
Are you uncomfortable with your upper body being displayed in accepted surroundings like the pool, gym, or beach?
Will the surgery give you more confidence and contentment?
Will you be comfortable with this change?
Once you have answers to these questions, you must then take the most important steps of identifying the best gynecomastia surgeon, and breast clinic in town. This will ensure that you get the best consultation, advice, and results for your desired procedure.
A top Gynecomastia surgeon is one who is appropriately certified, well qualified, has loads of experience, has worked with different solutions and techniques, and is well respected amongst his peers and patients. The surgeon should have a good track record of consistent and quality results. Also during your initial consultation, remember to ask him to share the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos depicting his work.
A well-known and respected gynecomastia surgery clinic is one which has a good team of surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and nursing staff. Their location should be convenient and the premises should be approved by the medical authorities. They should have a reputation of successful surgeries, and their team should be able to explain the details of the procedures to you.
Cocoona has been voted as the “Best Aesthetic Clinic” in 2016, and has all the necessary facilities to ensure a pleasant and happy experience. Our team will help you make a confident and informed decision.
Gynecomastia correction is indicated for men:
Who are uncomfortable with their breast size, and its causing them psychological discomfort.
Alternate treatment (dieting and exercising) have been unsuccessful in aiding them
Who are not significantly overweight
Who have good skin elasticity
A normally healthy man, with stable blood pressure, is generally a good candidate. Being a non-smoker also helps.
If you feel that some of these descriptions match you, come and talk to our experts, we will be able to guide you to the next steps towards having your chest reshaped to the contours you desire.
When the Breast Reconstruction is performed by a good surgeon, the results can be very long lasting, giving many years of satisfaction.
When the Gynecomastia surgery is performed by a well experienced and skilled surgeon, the results can be considered permanent, giving many years of satisfaction. The surgeon removes the male breast glandular tissue during the procedure, thus having a case of re-growth is extremely unusual.
A Gynecomastia surgery has a very high success rate, and most patients are satisfied with their results when the surgery is done with a good breast surgeon.
At Cocoona, the skill of our leading breast surgeons ensures that your surgery is done in the most technically proficient manner to ensure maximum longevity and minimal chances of revision surgery.
The cost of a Gynecomastia surgery depends on the following:
Technique – The technique used also affects the cost, i.e. via liposuction, or surgical excision.
Surgeon’s Expertise – The surgeon’s fee is based on their experience. Obviously, a reputed surgeon with an established track record of quality results will charge higher fees, and give you a better, long-lasting result.
Clinic/ Hospital – Fees also depend upon the quality of the facility chosen for the operation.
A Gynecomastia surgery is usually classified as a cosmetic surgery, and may not be covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance provider about eligibility.
You should bear in mind that the expertise of your surgeon and your comfort factor with him/ her should be one the most important considerations than just the cost of the surgery. An initially cheaper option could turn out to be an expensive proposition in the long run.
For an accurate assessment of cost, you would need an initial consultation with our surgeon – book here