Is Gynecomastia Surgery Safe?

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Safe?

Having a perfectly contoured chest is what every man desires. A shapely and taut chest makes one look manly and well built. However, that is not the case always as sometimes due to umpteen number of reasons, the chest starts to look saggy and bulges up resembling a woman’s breast. This condition is called gynecomastia. Although fairly common, this can hamper the man’s confidence and self-esteem. Gynecomastia often takes away the liberty of the man for going shirtless or even wearing fitting shirts. It is now possible to cure gynecomastia with the help of a simple procedure. Dr Hiren Bhatt, Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon explains that a perfectly shaped chest can be achieved with the help of safe and effective gynecomastia surgery.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia or in simple terms ‘man boobs’ is an abnormal condition when boys or men’s breasts enlarge making it very embarrassing for them. It can be unilateral (in one breast) or bilateral (both breasts) in men. Adolescents and elderly men are mostly affected by man boobs.

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Gynecomastia can often be identified as a rubbery mass below the nipples’ surface. This mass might be tender to feel. However, most of the time, it is pain-free. This mass is made up of the excess breast tissue and skin that might have accumulated due to multiple reasons.

  • Primary (physiological) gynecomastia:
    Generally, physiological gynecomastia can be observed in boys hitting puberty. In this case, it is referred to as primary gynecomastia and generally affects the age group thirteen to seventeen. This may happen due to hormonal imbalance as the secretion of estrogen, often termed as the female-hormone (present in males in small quantities) might surge during puberty. This results in gynecomastia in teenagers or adolescent boys.
  • Secondary gynecomastia:
    In the case of middle-aged and older men, secondary (pathological) gynecomastia can be observed. The secretion of the testosterone decreases as a man ages thus increasing the amount of estrogen in the body. This affects the hormonal ratio causing an imbalance. This hormonal imbalance results in secondary gynecomastia.
  • Also, issues like liver cirrhosis, kidney issues, thyroidism, issues related to the heart, use of excessive anabolic medications taken by body builders, etc. contribute in causing secondary gynecomastia.
  • Excessive use of alcohol and drugs like marijuana, opium, etc. often results in gynecomastia. Anabolic steroids, anti-ulcer drugs, corticosteroids, opioids, anti-anxiety drugs, etc also cause gynecomastia
  • Another reason for the enlargement of the chest in men is obesity. This causes the accumulation of fats in the chest area altering its appearance. This is often termed as pseudo gynecomastia.
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Does gynecomastia heal without surgery?

Dr Hiren Bhatt feels knowing the exact cause of the issue is important in order to decide the course of treatment is necessary. This is why he gives utmost importance to consultation.

He generally suggests exercising for 6-months before opting for Men’s Breast Reduction Surgery, that is, gynecomastia surgery. This helps in ruling out the chance of pseudo gynecomastia. If in the time span, there is no difference, start your Gynecomastia treatment with a specialized gynecomastia plastic surgeon only.

Every gynecomastia surgery for men depends on the cause of the particular case:

CauseProcedure
Excess fat Fat removal with liposuction. A small incision is made around the areola to pass a small tube with a vacuum pump. Excess fat is removed with the tube.
Excess granular tissue Excision of the granular tissue by making a cut around the areola.
Excess fat and granular tissue Liposuction followed by excision of the granular tissue.

The idea of surgery around the breasts that too in men is not prevalent in India, and it is common to get concerned on learning about the Gynecomastia surgery procedure and gynecomastia surgery cost in Vadodara.

Is gynecomastia safe for men?

The initial symptom of Gynecomastia is palpable, a tender, firm, mobile, disc-like mound of tissue around the nipple-areolar area. If men feel this, then only they should consider Gynecomastia treatment. In case this has nipple discharge as well, then consult your general physician.

When the best Gynecomastia surgery provider in Vadodara like Nishtha Wellness confirms the need and date of the surgery, you must undergo a lab medical test. You must stop smoking, adjust current medication as per doctor’s advice, stop taking steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements. The focus must be led on eating a healthy balanced diet before and after the surgery.

Nishtha Wellness conducts gynecomastia surgery in Vadodara, Gujarat on an outpatient basis. Patients need to spend nearly a day’s time to undergo Men’s Breast Reduction Surgery. The surgery time duration is about two-three hours. Gynecomastia surgery in Gujarat is a one-time treatment for men.

Is gynecomastia surgery safe?

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On the day of the gynecomastia surgery, Nishtha Wellness advises the gynecomastia patient to follow-

  • Have a responsible company all throughout the process
  • Maintain complete fasting 6-hours before the gynecomastia surgery
  • Shave chest and underarms area
  • Carry reports of all pre-operative tests
  • Reserve extra time in hand

Gynecomastia surgery is done with the help of anesthesia. The doctor chooses the right type of anesthesia based on the patient’s health and individual case. Either general or local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation is preferred.

It is very important for patients to strictly abide by the post-operative care instructions of the gynecomastia plastic surgeon. A few of them listed by Nishtha Wellness are as follows –

  • Patients must complete the one week course of antibiotics and medications as prescribed
  • Patients can take a bath after 24-hours of the surgery. On how to bath keeping the dressing area safe, discuss with your doctor
  • The sutures are removed within 7-10 days
  • Patients can get back to normal life after 10 days of Gynecomastia surgery in Gujarat
  • No sports, gym or exercise is recommended up to 3-weeks
  • You can drive only after the pain inhibits completely

Common risks associated with Gynecomastia surgery are swelling, pain, and discomfort. This lasts for a maximum of two weeks and can be reduced with proper medication. However, in case of adverse circumstances feel free to get in touch with Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara, Gujarat headed by Dr Hiren Bhatt .

In case you have any queries regarding any of the services provided by us, feel free to contact us or book an appointment where Dr Hiren Bhatt will guide you through with his expert guidance.

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