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Treating Enlarged Breasts In Men With Surgery!

Treating Enlarged Breasts In Men With Surgery!

Most men, about 60%, see some development of breast tissue in their lifetime. This growth could be round, symmetrical and occurs bilaterally. This growth of breast tissue in males is medically known as gynecomastia.


  •     The most common cause is an imbalance between the oestrogen and androgens, with excessive oestrogens leading to the growth of breast tissue.
  •     Excessive use of anabolic steroids
  •     Obesity
  •     Unknown reasons

It can affect men of all ages, and if this presents as a serious problem, then surgery is the most definitive form of treatment.

Surgical options:
There are two major options available for correcting gynecomastia – liposuction and excessive surgery.


  •     Done either under local sedation or under general anaesthesia depending on the extent of the tissue proliferation
  •     A small incision is made either in the armpit or around the areola
  •     Excessive fat tissue and breast gland tissue are suctioned out
  •     The chest contour also is altered at the same time, if desirable
  •     Post-surgery, the person is made to wear a compression garment for the first few days
  •     This helps in keeping the tissue in place and also helps reduce swelling
  •     Healing takes about a couple of weeks’ time, depending on the person’s overall health status and the extent of surgery.

Excisive surgery:

  •     This is done when the extent of gynecomastia is more severe
  •     These people would have sagging, stretched skin around the breast area
  •     More amount of fat and glandular tissue can be removed through excision
  •     This is more often done under general anaesthesia
  •     The incision is often done around the areala (dark portion around the nipple) so it is concealed or along the natural creases which are formed due to excessive breast tissue
  •     Excessive breast tissue is removed and the incisions are closed
  •     There could be swelling, pain, bruising, and higher chances of post-surgical infections
  •     Recovery will take about ten days to two weeks
  •     Refraining from exercise is often advised for up to 2 weeks


  •     Restore a masculine appearance
  •     Shorter surgery
  •     Faster recovery
  •     Minimal or invisible scars
  •     Almost immediate results that can be dramatic
  •     Improved confidence and self-image

After the surgery:

  •     Surgery is definitely a sure way to remove the male breast tissue, it is almost a permanent treatment for this condition.
  •     It is very important to get a trained, experienced surgeon for the procedure
  •     It is important to follow post-op instructions including pain management, infection control, and recovery
  •     If it was caused by use of steroids or obesity, lifestyle modification is essential to prevent recurrence

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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