Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. Also known as 'man boobs', this condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and affect your self-confidence. Some men may avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Many people confuse the condition of gynecomastia with being over weight. You may lose body fat by exercising and following a proper diet but the gynecomastia will remain unchanged. If you are one of the 20% men who are suffering from gynecomastia, you must understand that the only way to get rid of man-boobs is with surgery.
Things you should look for before your surgery
No man wants to hear that he needs surgery on his chest. But if you do undergo gynecomastia surgery, rest assured that the scars are typically very well hidden. It is important that you choose the right surgeon.
* The doctor should be a board certified plastic surgeon.
* He/ She should be well experienced in treating gynecomastia.
* Your cosmetic surgeon should understand the underlying cause of your gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia surgery cost in Mumbai.
There are excellent plastic surgeons in Mumbai, however the cost of your surgery would depend upon the type of treatment required and the skill of the plastic surgeon. It could range about anywhere between Rs 75000 to Rs 150000. You can achieve the best results only when you follow the guidelines given by an experienced surgeon than rather opting for cheaper solutions.
Risks involved in gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is a short and safe surgery that has no serious risks. The scar of the surgery is well hidden and you won't even feel like you have undergone surgery. However, there are a few minor risks involved in this surgery.
* Anesthesia risks
* Bleeding (hematoma)
* Breast contour and shape irregularities
* Fluid accumulation (seroma)
* Poor wound healing
One issue of concern is Recurrence of the problem. Recurrence is not uncommon when an incomplete removal is performed by an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon. So always choose the best, not the cheapest.
Things you should take care of after the surgery.
* Rest for at least a day or two after the surgery.
* Wear the pressure garments as advised
* Follow the prescribed medication to avoid any infections.
Generally, this surgery is very safe and easy to recover from. Do your homework before consulting a doctor. Doctors and experts will help you throughout the surgery and recovery phase. They will assist you in case of any complications. Post-surgery do's are very easy to follow and if followed correctly you'll be totally normal within a week.
Source: How to Get Rid of Man-Boobs
Published by Dr Siddharth Prakash