Dr Nirved Jain - Gynecomastia Specialist
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast tissue. It is common in men and boys at various stages of development and in association with certain medical conditions.
Gynecomastia is a common condition in men and boys. The breasts swell and become abnormally large. All men and women have breast glands, but they are not noticeable in men, because they tend to be small and undeveloped.
Sometimes, overweight young boys and men accumulate fat in the chest region leading to a pseudo-gynecomastia like an appearance.
However, Gyming or losing weight will not reduce the breast tissue in gynecomastia.
What is gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia (Male breast reduction) surgery will reduce breast enlargement, flatten the chest as best as possible and improve the shape of your chest. Gynecomastia surgery is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.
The medical term for Gynecomastia surgery or the procedure to correct gynecomastia is called Mammoplasty.
Generally, Gynecomastia isn't a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed.
What are the procedures for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery involves a small skin incision in the axillary region and removal of most of the breast tissue and fat below the skin. The post-op pain can often be controlled with over the counter pain relievers or a short prescription of narcotic pain pills.
During the surgery, you will be given general or local anaesthesia and thus there will no feeling of pain in a particular area. Dr Mrs Nirved Jain prescribes adequate medicines to overcome any pain whatsoever.
Is gynecomastia surgery painful?
All surgical procedures have some degree of discomfort. But breast procedures are less painful.
How much time generally it takes for Surgery?
Generally, it takes 1-2 hours.
What is the Ideal age for Gynecomastia Surgery?
Preferably he should be an adult above 18 years of age, However, sometimes young boys up to 14 years are also taken up for surgery because of psychological reasons.
He should be medically fit
And also have realistic expectations about Gynecomastia Surgery
What is the recovery time?
You can go back to work after two days and heavy strenuous activity can be resumed after three weeks.
What are the side effects of Gynecomastia Removal Surgery?
What are the complications of Gynecomastia Surgery?
How long we need to stay in the hospital?
Depending on the magnitude of surgery the patient may be discharged on the same day or sometimes hospitalized for 24 hours.
What are the Post-procedure cares?
Activities: - You will not be allowed to commute or drive home by yourself so arrange for a relative or close friend to accompany you home.
Compression garment: You will also be asked to wear a compression vest for three weeks to shape the chest.
Alcohol and smoking must be strictly prohibited for 72 hours before and after the surgery.
Take prescribed medicines for a week.
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