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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 Indore to get rid of enlarged breasts permanently.

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Overview

Gynecomastia
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)
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Treatment

Diagnosis:

The surgeon will first physically check for the grade of gynecomastia in the patient. A male is said to be suffering from gynecomastia when the tissue of the breasts grows more than 0.5 cm. The plastic surgeon determines the grade of the gynecomastia and suggests the treatment accordingly. Initial tests include blood tests, mammograms that use low-energy X-rays to examine male boobs. Additional diagnostic tests may include MRI, CT scan, testicular ultrasound, and tissue biopsies to confirm the presence of breast enlargement in males. 

Procedure:

There are two methods to treat gynecomastia based on the grade of condition – liposuction and gland excision surgery. 

Liposuction – It is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn fat via small incisions in the skin. It is a minimally invasive surgery that can only be performed in the hospital with proper medical equipment by experienced cosmetic surgeons. The surgeon chooses the area around the male’s chest for fat removal according to the grade of gynecomastia. The area of liposuction for patients with grade 1 or grade 2 is usually nipular area since the amount of fat is small, whereas the area for fat removal for grade 3 and grade 4 gynecomastia patients is usually armpits. Grade 3 and grade 4 patients are usually classified as obese, and so, the area around the armpits is ideal due to the high intensity of fat. The OT time of this procedure is usually one hour, depending on the condition of the patient. 

Gland excision surgery – In this procedure, the anesthesia doctor first administers local or general anesthesia to either numb the site of the incision or completely sedate the patient. Then, the surgeon extracts the underlying glandular tissue around the breasts through a minute incision in the nipples. The incision is later closed with the help of dissolvable sutures or stitches.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Abhishek Vijay Kumar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch. - Plastic Surgery

13 Years Experience

"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."

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different grades of gynecomastia?

There are four grades of gynecomastia based on the amount of fat that leads to male breast enlargement – 

  • Grade 1 – Small enlargement without excess skin
  • Grade 2 – Moderate enlargement without excess skin
  • Grade 3 – Moderate enlargement with excess skin around nipular and armpits area
  • Grade 4 – Male breast enlargement with excess skin mimicking female breasts 
How do I know if I have gynecomastia?

Patients who want to self-assess male breast enlargement may have asymmetric or unilateral breasts. Self-diagnosis usually demonstrate a tender, firm, palpable, disc-like mound of tissue that is located centrally under the nipple-areolar complex. Contact Pristyn Care for more information on male breast reduction surgery in Indore. 

Is gynecomastia surgery painful?

No, gynecomastia surgery is not painful as it is done under local or general anesthesia. The doctor numbs the site of the incision or completely sedates the patient for a painless experience. However, the patient may feel slight discomfort around the area of the incision after the effects of anesthesia wear off. 

Where can I get the best treatment for gynecomastia in Indore?

Pristyn Care has some of the best plastic surgeons and gynecomastia doctors with years of expertise in cosmetic surgeries that ensure a very high success rate. Contact Pristyn Care for more information on male breast reduction surgery in Indore. 

What is the success rate of gynecomastia at Pristyn Care in Indore?

The success rate for gynecomastia surgery at Pristyn Care in Indore is well above 95%. Pristyn Care has expert gynecomastia doctors and plastic surgeons with years of experience for a very high success rate. 

What is the cost of gynecomastia surgery at Pristyn Care in Indore?

The cost of gynecomastia may vary from patient to patient depending on the factors like excess fat, skin type, amount of tissue removed from breasts, etc. However, the general cost of gynecomastia procedure in Indore is as follows –   

  • The minimum cost of gynecomastia surgery in Indore is around Rs. 40,000
  • The maximum cost of gynecomastia surgery in Indore is around Rs. 80,000
  • The average cost of gynecomastia surgery in Indore is around Rs. 60,000
What factors affect the cost of gynecomastia in Indore?

Some factors that can affect the overall cost of gynecomastia surgery in Indore are – 

  • Grade of gynecomastia
  • Choice of anesthesia
  • Choice of hospital
  • Choice of surgery
  • Choice of the plastic surgeon
  • Post-consultation charges
  • Cost of non-medical items
  • Whether covered under insurance or not
Will Pristyn Care cover my insurance for the treatment of gynecomastia in Indore?

Our team at Prityn Care assists with the insurance claims for gynecomastia in Indore. The insurance approval will depend on the type of your insurance company and the terms and conditions set by them. Be rest assured that our team will help you with any insurance claims regarding gynecomastia surgery in Indore.

Where can I find the best gynecomastia doctor in Indore?

You can find the best gynecomastia doctor in Indore at Pristyn Care. We have some of the best plastic surgeons who specialize in treating gynecomastia in a minimally invasive manner. 

What is pseudogynecomastia?

Pseudogynecomastia is a condition in which the male breast area accumulates excess adipose (fat) tissue behind, around and under the nipples. The common signs of pseudogynecomastia include – bilateral breast-like appearance in the chest and fatty tissues beneath the chest. Some events of pseudogynecomastia may go away on its own but in other cases, it may require surgical intervention to directly remove the excess glandular tissue.

Which is the best way to get rid of enlarged breasts?

The best way to get rid of enlarged breasts is to undergo gynecomastia surgery. The surgical treatment is also known as male breast reduction surgery. It is generally done through a combination of liposuction and gland excision techniques to provide better results. 

What is the cost of gynecomastia surgery in Indore?

The cost of gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery in Indore can range anywhere between INR 35,000 to INR 60,000 approximately. It is an estimated cost that may vary from one patient to another based on a variety of factors, such as the severity of the condition, surgeon’s fee, the technique used for the treatment, hospitalization charges, etc. 

Is gynecomastia surgery cost in Indore covered under insurance?

The insurance coverage for the treatment depends upon the severity of the condition. If gynecomastia is causing physical discomfort and other problems in your regular life, its treatment will be covered under insurance. However, if gynecomastia is in the early stage and you wish to undergo surgery for cosmetic purposes, the expenses may not be covered under insurance. 

Are there any medicines for gynecomastia treatment?

To date, no drugs have been approved by the FDA for gynecomastia treatment. However, your doctor may recommend certain hormonal medication such as the ones for testosterone replacement.

How to identify gynecomastia?

When a man suffers from gynecomastia, a hard lump can be felt near/ around his areola or nipple area. The lump will feel unusual in touch. In some cases, the lump may feel painful too. This is the easiest way to identify gynecomastia.

Can gynecomastia go away with exercise?

No, the condition of gynecomastia does not usually go away with exercise. Exercise can help a man get rid of excess fat in the chest. But the condition of gynecomastia is different and hence exercises do not prove to be effective.

Is there noticeable scarring after gynecomastia surgery?

There would be minimal scarring after gynecomastia surgery which is likely to fade within a time frame of 3-6 months. The incision/ excision is usually done near the areola which is why the incisions are not always clearly visible.

 What are the chances of gynecomastia recurrence after surgical treatment? 

There is a very rare chance of gynecomastia recurrence after surgery as the glandular tissues are completely removed. Hence, the breast tissues will not grow again. However, there is still a possibility that chest fat may accumulate that will give you the appearance of man boobs. 

Which is the best gynecomastia clinic in Indore?

Pristyn Care is considered to be one of the best and reliable gynecomastia clinics in Indore. All the Pristyn Care clinics are equipped with advanced medical infrastructure that is necessary for safe and effective gynecomastia surgery.

Is gynecomastia lump painful?

Gynecomastia lumps may feel tender or sore to touch. In some cases, the lump may be painful, in others it may not cause any pain. The painful signs can be indicative of breast cancer, which does turn out to be true in a small number of men.

Can I consult the Pristyn Care's gynecomastia specialists online?

Yes. You can consult with Pristyn Care’s gynecomastia doctors over a virtual call by choosing the online consultation mode. This service allows our patients to discuss their doubts and concerns with the doctors without visiting the clinic. 

Is gynecomastia compression garment effective?

Compression garments are most important for the initial 2 weeks after gynecomastia surgery. Not wearing a gynecomastia compression garment can make the skin loose and delay the healing process. As such, most of the doctors ask their patients to mandatorily wear compression garments round the clock immediately after gynecomastia surgery.

More Questions

What do men need to know before gynecomastia surgery?

Gynaecomastia is a condition that can happen to any male, primarily during adolescence, due to hormonal surges that can lead to the growth of male breast tissue. These breast tissues often shrink after puberty in some cases, but if that does not happen, they can appear as male boobs. The prevalence of asymptomatic gynaecomastia is around – 

  • 60% to 90% in children, 
  • 50% to 60% in adolescents 
  • Up to 70% in men aged 50 to 69 years.

Some of the common causes of gynecomastia include puberty, use of anabolic steroids in bodybuilders, obesity, excessive consumption of marijuana, along other medications that can cause male breast enlargement. 

Pristyn Care is associated with the best hospitals and clinics in Indore. 

Pristyn Care is associated with some of the top hospitals and healthcare institutions in Indore. Our partnered hospitals have modern infrastructure and cutting-edge technology for a very high success rate. Pristyn Care performs advanced gynaecomastia surgeries for male breast reduction where patients can go home on the same day of surgery. You can contact Pristyn Care for more information on the best hospital for gynecomastia in Indore. Some of our partnered hospitals are as follows – 

  • Gurjar Hospital
  • Vedant Hospital
  • Charak Hospital
  • Universal Hospital
  • Dashmesh Hospital
  • SNG Hospital
  • Triveni Hospital
  • Mayank Hospital
  • Bapat Hospital
  • DNS Hospital
  • Noble Hospital
  • Phoenix Hospital (Indore)
  • Bharti Memorial Hospital
  • Barod Hospital
  • Varnit Hospital
  • Laxmi Memorial Hospital

Post-recovery tips after gynecomastia surgery. 

After the gynecomastia surgery, the patients are required to follow the following tips for a smoother and faster recovery. Post-recovery tips are important for a successful treatment and thus, must be followed with extra care. Some of the recovery tips after male boobs reduction surgery are – 

  • Bandages are removed on the third day after the surgery
  • The patients can see around 70% results after the bandage removal
  • The surgeon will ask you to wear a compression vest. A compression vest makes sure the area from where the fat is sucked does not get filled with water or blood, which can lead to complications. 
  • The patient should avoid any shoulder movement for at least a week or until the next appointment with the surgeon. 
  • The patients who were actively doing gym must refrain from gymming for at least 21 days after the surgery. 

How to proceed with Gynecomastia Surgery? 

The success rate of gynecomastia surgery may vary depending on everything you do in your routine. Once you consult with a gynecomastia specialist, you will be asked to do the following things:

  • Get a proper medical evaluation 
  • Adjust your current medications 
  • Stop smoking and drinking 
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements
  • Do not stay in the sun for too long. 
  • Avoid using blood thinners.
  • Buy things like ice packs, cortisone cream, icy hot patches, and other things that will come in handy during the recovery phase. 
  • On the day of surgery, the doctor will guide you through any dietary restrictions. 
  • Before proceeding with gynecomastia surgery, you must be well prepared for the procedure and know how to take care of yourself after the surgery. Pristyn Care doctors will guide you at every step to make the journey simple and comfortable. 

Experienced and Reputed Gynecomastia Doctors In Indore

Once a patient decides to undergo gynecomastia surgery, the next step is to find a cosmetic surgeon with adequate experience. The skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon are also an integral part of gynecomastia treatment. The problem, however, lies with finding a great cosmetic surgeon in Indore who can ensure minimal scarring and desired results after gynecomastia treatment.

Luckily, Pristyn Care doctors are some of the best gynecomastia surgeons in Indore. Their experience, as well as skillset, speaks for themselves. Our doctors offer each patient a customized patient experience after understanding their particular needs. This ensures the satisfaction of each patient after the surgery.  

Benefits of undergoing gynecomastia surgery at Pristyn Care. 

Pristyn Care is a full-stack healthcare provider that has partnered with some of the best hospitals and healthcare institutions across the country. Pristyn Care provides painless daycare surgery for male breast reduction surgery in Indore by expert cosmetic surgeons who are fully trained to operate modern tools and technology. This enables a very high success rate with almost no chances of complications during the surgery. Some of the advantages of choosing Pristyn Care are – 

  • Highly experienced cosmetic surgeons 
  • Pristyn Care assigns a care buddy to each patient on the day of the surgery to assist with all the paperwork and formalities
  • Free cab service is provided to every patient for pick-up and drop-off on the day of the surgery
  • A dedicated team to assist with insurance approvals 
  • Waver into some non-medical items
  • Chances of recurrence are almost nil
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • Bill amount before the surgery
  • No Cost EMI
  • Free follow-up consultations
  • COVID-19 free environment

How to book an appointment with Pristyn Care in Indore?

  • You are required to fill out the patient form from our website www.pristyncare.com. Once your form reaches our medical coordinators, our team will reach out to you at the earliest. An appointment will be consecutively fixed with the concerned doctor according to your schedule and preference. 
  • You can also directly connect with our medical coordinators through the contact number on our website. Our dedicated team of medical coordinators will gather input from your query and connect you with the concerned doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively. 
  • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation from doctors near your area at the earliest via video call, and a nominal consultation fee will be charged.

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
  • Scarring that lasts for longer time than expected

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 Indore 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 Indore 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 Indore. 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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