FROM BEST PLASTIC SURGEON IN VISAKHAPATNAM
What is Gynecomastia?:
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue. It’s a common, benign (not cancerous)
condition that mainly affects teenage boys and older men, but it can affect men at any age. Normal
developing pubertal males may be at risk for Gynecomastia that is part of the normal developmental
When do Male Breasts (Man Boobs) Happen?:
When puberty starts in boys there’s a rise in the levels of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.
There’ll be times when there’s more estrogen than testosterone in the body, which causes the ducts
and lobules to grow and the breast(s) become larger and more noticeable. Other factors that contribute
to male breast enlargement are:
Excessive Diet and weight
Taking certain medications
Most of the times there is no major hormonal imbalance. Just that the breast glands become more
sensitive to normal levels of hormones and result in overgrowth of the male breasts and nipples.
When Does Gynecomastia Need Treatment ?:
Gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts become troublesome when:
The size of the male breasts in comparison to the rest of the body is big and noticeable.
It causes embarrassment while wearing trunks, or body fitting closed, or going shirtless.
Male breasts have pointy and big nipples that show through the clothing.
It cause psychological trauma to the patient due to ridicule and bullying from peers.
Gynecomastia Treatment Through Surgery:
Gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction can be done through surgery, just like female breast
The treatment surgery generally involves liposuction and mastectomy.
Liposuction: This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself.
Mastectomy: This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue. , meaning complete removal of
Sometimes the chest may become flat with liposuction alone, in which case the surgeon may not
proceed with mastectomy.
The surgery can be done in couple of hours, under general or local aesthesia and patient is generally
discharged on the same day.
Recovery from surgery ?:
Recovery from surgery is fairly quick. For the first week you should take adequate rest and avoid much
activity. You can starting working after a week and start jogging/mild exercise after couple of weeks.
For upper body workouts, weight lifting you should wait for a month, when you fully recover.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Will exercise and weight loss help me get rid of my man boobs?
True gynecomastia happens in men with normal weight also. So in such a case even if you exercise and
lose some fat, the problem will persist and cosmetic surgery will be the only option for you. But if you
are obese and your breasts are fatty, losing weight and building chest muscles will help you reduce your
breast size to some extent. But the problem of prominent breasts may still persist.
Is Gynecomastia surgery safe?:
Generally speaking this surgery is safe. However there are risks associated with male breast reduction
surgery including numbness or reduced sensation in nipples, infection, fluid accumulation in breasts,
bleeding, scarring and any adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Will my breasts grow back after surgery?:
Surgery is a permanent solution for treating Gynecomastia. However in obese people if the surgery
involves only liposuction there are chances that the breast may grow back in size if you don’t control
your diet and lifestyle. That is why mastectomy is also done along with liposuction.
Will there be visible scars after the surgery?:
At Dr Jaya’s Exult clinic , Plastic Surgery we make sure that we make incisions in natural curves and
around areolas so that the scars, if any, get camouflaged and are not visible without close inspection.
Also, in men, chest hair acts as a natural camouflage in hiding scars. So you should not really be worried
about post operative scars.
Gynecomastia Treatment Surgery in Vizag.
Dr. M. Srinivas Rao is the Consultant Plastic Surgeon and is a Certified Asthetician from the American Academy of Asthetic Medicine, AAAM’s board certification courses are the only ones recognized in the USA, Asia and the Mid-East by the UIME (International Association of Aesthetic Medicine // Union International de Medecine Esthetique). Excelled in the field of Plastic Surgery for more than 10 years as an Asst. Prof. Kings George hospital ,vizag and worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Care Hospitals. He Specializes in Hair Transplantation, Liposculpture, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift etc.