Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia Treatment
Are you looking for gynecomastia treatment in Mumbai?
Are you suffering from male breast enlargement?
Many individuals suffer from gynecomastia.
Shame. Humiliation. Insecurity.
These are some of the emotions experienced by men with enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia.
About half of all men today have excess localized fat and/or excess glandular tissue in one or both breasts.
Surgery with or without liposuction may be used to treat enlarged male breasts.
Causes of Enlarged Breasts in Men
In most cases, the cause of enlarged breasts is unknown. Among older men, gynecomastia often results from decreasing levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which diminishes with advancing age. In addition, men experience an increase in body fat with age and a resultant rise in the ratio of the female sex hormones (estrogens) to the male sex hormones (androgens).
Medications may also cause enlarged breasts, including:
Anti-androgens used to treat prostate enlargement or cancer and some other conditions
Anabolic steroids and androgens
If you use drugs that may cause the condition, you are not a good candidate for male breast reduction treatment. Your doctor will likely first advise you to stop using these drugs or to switch to other medications that do not cause gynecomastia. However, never stop taking a prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.
Diseases may cause enlarged breasts as well. These may include:
Any conditions that interfere with normal testosterone production
Some tumors, such as those involving the testes, adrenal glands or pituitary gland Hyperthyroidism (the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone)
Liver failure and cirrhosis
You may be a candidate for gynecomastia treatment if you are healthy, are of relatively normal weight and are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large. In addition, your breast development must have stabilized, and you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and cannot accomplish.
Male breast reduction may be discouraged if you are overweight or obese and have not first attempted to lose weight.
In general, the best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.
Teens may benefit from surgery if their gynecomastia has been present for more than two years or if the problem is severe. In some teens, secondary procedures may be needed down the road if breast development continues.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation
Dr. Anil Nirale who is the best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, will determine and guide you if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction.
The Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure
Breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia is most often performed on an outpatient basis in an office-based or ambulatory surgical facility or in the hospital. Sometimes an overnight hospital stay is recommended. Time in surgery is typically an hour and a half, but a more extensive male breast reduction may take longer.
The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Your surgeon will discuss your anesthesia options with you once you have decided on surgery. If your enlarged breasts consist primarily of excessive fatty tissue, your surgeon may use liposuction alone. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause, the tissue may be cut out with a scalpel. This excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.
The incision is made either on the edge of the nipple (areola) or in the underarm area. The surgeon cuts away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from around the pigmented area surrounding the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast by working through the incision. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions and more visible scars.
If liposuction is also used to remove excess fat, a slim, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted directly through the existing incisions. The cannula is attached to a vacuum pump to suction out the fat.
For liposuction-only breast reduction, your surgeon will likely make a half-inch incision around the edge of the areola or in the underarm area. After surgery, a small drain may be inserted through a separate incision to remove excess fluids. Once closed, the incisions are covered with a dressing. The chest may be wrapped to keep the skin firmly in place.
What Is The Cost Of Gynecomastia Surgery in Mumbai?
Dr. Anil Nirale is one of the best breast surgeon in Mumbai and he can help you decide if it's a good option for you. Cost ranges from INR 25000/- and above
Follow up support after procedure:
At ‘Aakar Skin Scientific’, our support doesn’t end with your achieving your cosmetic goals. Lifelong follow up with our multidisciplinary team is encouraged, helping you to achieve and maintain optimal results. For more information on our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment, call ‘Aakar Skin Scientific’ at +91 9820046112 / 9769435112