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About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a health condition in which the breasts of males puff up. This condition is primarily caused due to hormonal imbalance. Gynecomastia also known as man boobs not only create social uneasiness for males but also put one in a state of mental discomfort. There are different options one can choose to treat Gynecomastia but the most effective one is surgery.

Though gynecomastia is not a life-threatening disease, it can be discomfort and may cause social anxiety and stress. It can even lead to depression sometimes. To make sure that gynecomastia doesn't cause such problems, it is important that you seek proper treatment for the condition. You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo gynecomastia surgery in Chennai to get rid of enlarged breasts permanently.

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Gynecomastia in different languages

Gynecomastia in Hindi: ज्ञ्नेकोमास्टिया / पुंस्तनबृद्धि

Gynecomastia in Marathi: मॅनब्यूबची

Gynecomastia in Telugu: గైనెకోమాస్టియా

Gynecomastia in Tamil: மகளிர் நோய்

Gynecomastia in Malayalam: গাইনোকোমাস্টিয়া

Gynecomastia Surgery Techniques

Liposuction

Gland Excision

Combination of Liposuction & Gland Excision

Gynecomastia Stages

Grade 1 - Minor enlargement of breast with no excess skin

Grade 2 - Moderate enlargement with no excess skin

Grade 3 - Moderate enlargement with excess skin

Grade 4 - Marked enlargement with excess skin

Exercises to manage chest fat

Walking & running

Rowing machines

Swimming

Bench press

Push ups

Bent forward cable crossover

Gynecomastia ICD 10

N62- Hypertrophy of breast (gynecomastia)

Q98.0 Q98.4- Klinefelter's Syndrome

Z79.51 Z79.52- Long term (current) use of steroids

Z79.818- Long term (current) use of other agents

affecting estrogen

0HBV0ZZ- Excision of bilateral breast

open technique (gynecomastia surgery)

Causes

  • Hormonal changes
  • Antibiotics
  • Anxiety medications
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Liver failure

Symptoms

  • Swelling of breasts
  • Pain or tenderness in breasts
  • Discharge from one or both the nipples
  • Increase in the diameter of the areola

Gynecomastia Treatment - Diagnosis and Procedure

Physical examination for Gynecomastia

Diagnosis

To determine the severity of the condition, the doctors will ask you questions about your medical and drug history along with your family health. The doctor will perform a physical examination too of the breast tissues, abdomen, and genitals.

If necessary, the doctor will also recommend tests to find the cause of gynecomastia, such as blood tests and mammograms. Depending on the results of blood tests and mammograms, the doctor will suggest:

  • Computerized Tomography (CT) scans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans
  • Testicular Ultrasounds
  • Tissue biopsies

These tests will further help the doctor to determine the right course of action to cure gynecomastia permanently.

Procedure

The best and the most effective treatment to correct gynecomastia is – liposuction followed by gland excision surgery. In this process, the surgeon will make tiny incisions around the areola. Using a metal cannula, he will drain out the excess amount of fat. After the liposuction is over, the next step is the gland excision surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon extracts the underlying glandular tissue around the breasts through the incision in the nipples. Later, the surgeon closes the incision with dissolvable sutures or stitches. The whole procedure is carried out under the influence of anesthesia which means you won’t be able to feel any pain.

In our Doctor’s Words

Dr. Abhishek Vijay Kumar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery

13 Years Experience Overall

In our Doctor’s Words

Throughout my years of practice, I have seen that many people who have gynecomastia often try home remedies, exercise, and diet believing that the puffiness in the chest is due to fat deposits. However, they have less clarity about the condition itself. Gynecomastia occurs as a result of hormonal imbalance that can be induced by a variety of factors. It not only has physical side effects but also has a psychological impact on males. To address these concerns, surgery is the best option. The surgical treatments, including liposuction and gland excision (combinedly called male breast reduction surgery), are effective in resolving the condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Get Advanced Gynecomastia Treatment in Chennai at Pristyn Care

In Chennai, you can seek the most advanced treatment for enlarged male breasts with the help of Pristyn Care. Gynecomastia is a condition that has both physical and psychological side effects on males. It degrades their mental health, social interaction, and overall general health.

Over time, if not treated, the condition becomes serious and may cause issues like back pain, spinal deformity, etc. To prevent that from happening, you need to get proper treatment for the condition.

At Pristyn Care, we help patients who need to get rid of the swollen and enlarged breasts permanently. We employ the most successful technique for the removal of the breast tissues which is the combination of liposuction and gland excision procedure. It ensures that the tissues are removed entirely. You can rely on us and talk to our plastic surgeons in Chennai to explore your treatment options.

The Most Experienced & Reputed Gynecomastia Surgeons in Chennai

Regardless of the treatment, you are seeking, it is crucial that you get in touch with the best doctor to get optimal care. Pristyn Care houses the most experienced and reputed gynecomastia surgeons in Chennai who specialize in treating gynecomastia in a minimally invasive manner.

Our doctors are well certified, highly qualified, and skilled in treating the condition through medications (if possible) or surgery as required. They will diagnose you properly and suggest the most plausible treatment method. They will also be available to provide post-surgery care and tips to help the patients recover smoothly after the surgery.

Visit A Pristyn Care Clinic or Associated Hospital to Undergo Gynecomastia Surgery in Chennai

Pristyn Care not only has its own clinics but also works in partnership with the top hospitals in Chennai. At all of our associated hospitals, we are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, fully-equipped operating rooms, and the latest USFDA-approved technologies to maintain the high standards of medical care.

Our medical centers also follow the necessary protocols for protection against the coronavirus and its variants. We follow every precautionary measure that provides maximum safety for the patients. You can be rest assured knowing that you are getting treatment in a safe, clean, and hygienic environment.

Why Undergoing Gynecomastia Surgery is the Right Choice?

People often hesitate to undergo surgery even if it is required for the treatment of a certain condition. Pristyn Care doctors understand this dilemma that people face and explain why undergoing gynecomastia surgery is the best decision you will make.

Regardless of the factors that caused gynecomastia, if the condition cannot be treated through medications, it will continue to get worse. Many people have dependencies on certain medications that increase the chances of developing gynecomastia. In such scenarios, surgical treatment is the most appropriate option. Some other reasons to opt for gynecomastia surgery are given below:

  • It is a cost-effective treatment unlike using medications or pills that will take years to resolve the problem permanently.
  • Results of the surgery can be seen within the first few weeks and the patient recovers within a month.
  • The condition doesn’t recur once the breast tissues are removed surgically. The results will be permanent.
  • Symptoms and side effects like back pain and physical discomfort will be resolved immediately after the surgery.
  • The procedure is minimally invasive, painless, and doesn’t leave a visible scar on the body that may impact the aesthetic appeal of the person.

You can learn more about the procedure, its benefits, risks, and post-surgery care by contacting the best plastic surgeons in Chennai.

Book an Appointment with Pristyn Care’s Medical Experts in Chennai

To get advanced gynecomastia treatment in Chennai, you only need to contact the medical experts at Pristyn Care. And to connect with the experts, you need to book an appointment using any of the following ways:

  • Give us a call on the number given at the top of the page and schedule your appointment with the doctor at a time and date that is convenient for you.
  • Fill the “Book Appointment” form and submit your details. Our representatives will get back to you shortly and you’ll have the option to confirm the appointment at your own specified date and time.
  • Download the Pristyn Care Patient App and explore the list of doctors who are available nearby. You can pick a doctor of your choice and confirm the appointment to consult the doctor at your convenience.

We also offer online consultation for the patients so that they don’t have to worry about visiting the clinic for consultation. You can simply stay at your home and talk to the doctors virtually over a phone call.

What are the different grades of gynecomastia?

The treatment method for gynecomastia is chosen based on its grade or severity. The enlargement of breasts is divided into four grades:

  • Grade 1- The first grade has only a minor level of enlargement in the breasts. The tissues grow in a localized area around the areola and the chest appears slightly swollen.
  • Grade 2- At this grade, the glandular tissues expand to the chest width. The pectoral muscles get covered with the breast tissues but the edges won’t be as prominent as actual breasts.
  • Grade 3- This is the advanced stage of gynecomastia when the breast development is clearly visible, even through clothes. The excess skin continues to grow and become prominent. The breast tissues will also be more firm at this stage.
  • Grade 4- It is the last stage of gynecomastia development where the breast tissues have grown to a complete extent and start exhibiting painful symptoms, like back pain, posture issues, etc.

Men often make the condition worse by trying to hide the enlarged breasts by slouching that further aggravates the back pain. If left untreated for a long time, the condition will get worse and the patient may suffer from the spinal deformity.

If you see a doctor while male breasts are still developing, the condition can be controlled and managed by addressing the primary cause of hormonal imbalance. The doctor may further recommend that you take alternative medications or suggest hormone replacement therapy to stop the tissue growth.

What is the difference between gynecomastia and chest fat?

Most men get confused between fat deposits in the chest (pseudogynecomastia) area and the condition of gynecomastia. The signs and symptoms of both the conditions are very similar which is why most men confuse one with the other. However, there are also factors that differentiate gynecomastia from chest fat deposits.

Gynecomastia is the condition in which there is an excessive glandular tissue growth in the pectoral region of a man. Pseudogynecomastia is a condition of fat deposits in the pectoral region.

In case of gynecomastia, a hard lump can be felt under the nipple or areola. But in case of chest fat or pseudogynecomastia, no firmness or hard mass is felt under the nipple or areola. Its mass growth feels the same throughout the chest region.

In gynecomastia, the saggy appearance of the breast is minimal. While in case of pseudogynecomastia, the breast may appear to be more saggy.

The condition of fat deposits in the chest can be managed with regular exercises for a healthy diet. But gynecomastia does not disappear with either exercise or change in diet. If a man is diagnosed with gynecomastia, he would require surgical procedures.

Are there any side effects of gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and risk-free surgical procedure, and if performed under the supervision of a good and experienced cosmetic surgeon, there are almost no complications or major side effects associated with the gynecomastia surgery.

However, like any other surgical procedures, gynecomastia surgery too cause certain minor side effects in some patients, the common ones being:

  • Reaction to anesthesia – which goes away within a few hours after the surgery
  • Damage to deeper tissues – the chances of this risk can be minimized too if the surgery is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon
  • Damage to fatty tissues in the breast
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of a revision surgery

If there are any chances of risk and complications, there are good chances that your doctor will discuss it all with you prior to the surgery.

Everything you need to know about gynecomastia surgery scars

Most men seeking gynecomastia treatment are concerned about one particular factor – the scar after the procedure. Depending upon the severity of the condition, the level of incision in gynecomastia surgery may vary, and so do the scars. Typically, the scars involved in gynecomastia surgery are not severe. They are minor as any other common surgical procedures. The scars usually occur near the nipple or the areola and are not always easily visible.

Here are some ways to reduce gynecomastia surgery scars:

  • Maintain good hygiene – Good hygiene is important for any surgery to allow the wounds to heal and gynecomastia is no different. It is important for the patient as well as the doctor to maintain extreme levels of hygiene while operating the breasts to keep unwanted germs away. Moisturizing the surgical area before and after the surgery can prevent the skin from drying or turning red.
  • Take medications regularly – Whatever medications are prescribed by the cosmetic surgeon – oral pills, supplements or medicated ointments – make sure to take the medication on time and regularly.
  • Use scar gels – The healing properties of scar gels make it an optimal solution to reduce the appearance of surgical scars after gynecomastia surgery. Apply scar gels on the incision site to reduce the scar size and pigmentation.
  • Use lasers – Once the gynecomastia surgery is over, you can consult with a dermatologist or the same cosmetic surgeon and check if you can undergo laser treatments to remove the scars. Microscopic laser technique can be a great solution to remove deep scars.
  • Avoid exposing the site to sunlight – Do not step out without covering the surgical site. Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or above can help the scars heal faster.

It is important to understand that although these tips can heal the scars in most cases, the results may not always be optimum. If you are looking for a solution to remove your scars, the best thing to do is consult with your cosmetic surgeon, evaluate the pros and cons, and get the best suggestions.

Schedule your appointment with the best plastic surgeons in for Gynecomastia

To get rid of man boobs, you will need help from certified and well-trained plastic surgeons who are skilled in treating gynecomastia. It is a good thing that we have some of the best plastic surgeons in Chennai who are highly experienced and have performed numerous surgeries successfully. To book an appointment with our surgeons and consult them, you can try any of the following ways:

Download the Pristyn Care- Consult Doctors application and browse the list of best gynecomastia doctors in Chennai. Book an appointment directly with a doctor of your choice within the app.

Fill the “Book Appointment” form available here and submit your information. Our medical coordinators will get back to you shortly to discuss the appointment date and time.

Dial the number given at the top and talk to our medical coordinators directly to schedule the consultation with the doctor at your convenience.

Once the appointment is confirmed, all you have to do is to show up at the clinic and discuss the treatment options. If you want, you can also opt for online consultation mode to have a discussion with the doctor over a virtual call from the comfort of your home.

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