Get rid of gynecomastia with scarless or hidden scar liposuction surgery at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli!
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast resulting in a feminine-looking chest. Most men develop breasts during puberty due to hormonal changes. This is known as physiologic gynecomastia and it mostly subsides on its own. However, for some men, gynecomastia continues into adulthood. In such cases, gynecomastia surgery may be required.
Gynecomastia can be caused by the benign growth of ductal and stromal tissue (glandular tissue) in the male breast. Other common causes of gynecomastia are obesity, the hormonal imbalance caused by hypogonadism, Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, steroid intake, hormonal medications, and alcohol/drug abuse.
Gynecomastia usually occurs when the ratio of estrogen to testosterone is disturbed. Hypogonadism causes a decrease in testosterone production, leading to an increase in estrogen. Cushing’s syndrome is caused by an excess of cortisol, which leads to obesity and gynecomastia in men. Hypothyroidism decreases the metabolism of both estrogens and testosterone, leading to an excess amount of fat being deposited in the chest area. Steroid intake, either through medications or illegal drugs, can lead to a decrease in testosterone production. Hormone therapy, such as that used to treat prostate cancer, can also cause the ratio of estrogen to testosterone to rise. Alcohol and drug abuse can lead to hypogonadism and other conditions which disrupt the hormonal balance of the body.
Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess breast tissue in men. This type of surgery is also called male breast reduction surgery. The procedure can be done using liposuction, excision, or a combination of both.
The way a man’s chest looks can have a huge impact on how he is perceived in society. A man with a well-defined, flat chest will often be considered handsome, but if his chest looks like female breasts, he’s not treated kindly by society. Such men feel embarrassed or uncomfortable due to their looks and lose confidence. To solve this problem of man-boobs, Dr. Arun Jeedi of Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, can perform a safe and effective procedure - Gynecomastia Surgery!
The right candidate for gynecomastia surgery is any man who feels embarrassed or uncomfortable with his enlarged breasts or puffy nipples. A man who has not responded to diet and lifestyle changes to achieve the desired chest contours is also a good candidate for the surgery. Factors like having good skin elasticity and being physically fit are also considered while determining the ideal candidates for the surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is not limited by age. However, it’s important to know that gynecomastia is common among adolescent men due to the effects of hormones. During this time, treatment isn’t usually necessary because the breast fullness will generally go away on its own after a while. As a result, for adolescent men, it is preferable to have completed growth before having gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery.Book Appointment
During the consultation, Dr. Arun Jeedi will perform a physical examination and try to understand the cause of your gynecomastia. He will also ask about your medical history and give you instructions on how to prepare for the surgery.
He will understand your goals and expectations, and answer any questions that you may have about the surgery.
The surgery begins with the administration of local or general anesthesia.
If the gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fat, Dr. Arun Jeedi will perform liposuction to remove it. A small incision is made around the areola, and a tiny tube connected to a vacuum pump is inserted beneath the skin through this incision. The tube is moved up and down several times, causing the fat to be drawn out.
If the condition is due to the excess glandular tissue, Dr. Arun makes a cut around the areola and removes it.
Sometimes the enlargement is due to both fat and gland tissue. Under these situations, Dr. Arun performs liposuction followed by excision of the gland tissue.
In extremely uncommon circumstances, the growth may necessitate skin removal as well. If contouring is required, Dr. Arun also performs the same during surgery.
The procedure takes about two hours. The surgery is completed with a chest dressing on the patient.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery/male breast reduction surgery is individualized and will be discussed at the OPD consultation. During this time, the pros and cons of the surgery will also be discussed. After assessing the patient’s case, the cost can be determined.Book Appointment
The main benefit of gynecomastia surgery is the improvement in the appearance of the chest. This can lead to an increase in self-confidence and a more positive body image. The result of gynecomastia surgery is natural-looking, with barely visible or no scars. Men who have gynecomastia surgery find that they are much more at ease participating in physical activities, such as swimming, jogging, and running. They’re also less self-conscious when it comes to wearing fitted clothes or being shirtless after the surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure and patients can go home the same day after the procedure.
There will be some discomfort in the treated region. Medication prescribed by Dr. Arun Jeedi can help to minimize discomfort and pain.
The patient should be able to return to work in about 3 to 5 days. The dressing will be removed after a week. Dr. Arun does not need to physically remove stitches because they are of a self-dissolving type.
The swelling will be significant for the first few days, and the surgery’s effectiveness may not be seen. But as time goes by, this gradually decreases. The scar is visible at first, but it fades over time.
Patients are advised to refrain from strenuous activity and contact sports for 3 to 4 weeks following surgery.
Like any other surgery, there are a few risks associated with gynecomastia surgery. Some of the risks include infection, bleeding, hematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin), and seroma (accumulation of fluid under the skin). These can be treated with antibiotics and compression garments.
Delayed wound healing is a commonly seen complication for smokers. If it occurs, Dr. Arun Jeedi will treat it carefully and effectively.
Other risks of gynecomastia surgery are saucer deformity and nipple retraction. A saucer deformity is when the skin heals in an inward-facing crease, which gives the chest a saucer-like appearance. Nipple retraction is when the nipple is pulled inwards and does not return to its normal position. These risks are rare and can be effectively managed and corrected by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Arun Jeedi .
During the OPD consultation, Dr. Arun Jeedi will explain all of these risks and the methods to avoid or treat them in detail. At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, utmost care is taken to ensure patients’ safety and provide them with a satisfactory experience.
If you have any queries about gynecomastia surgery or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
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Dr. Arun Jeedi is a young and dynamic plastic surgeon with extensive practical experience and expertise in the ever-evolving field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a special occasion or you need reconstructive surgery after an accident or illness, Dr. Jeedi can help you achieve your goals. He believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.