Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia is a condition that causes swelling in the male breast tissue that can be painful and sensitive. In such cases, one can opt for gynecomastia surgery that is also known as male breast reduction surgery. This enlarged breast condition can be corrected with a combination of lipos

In this blog an expert Gynecomastia surgeon in Delhi, Dr. Mrinalini Sharma, will answer the most frequently asked questions about gynecomastia.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the males experience enlarged breast tissues, and this is more common in people going through hormonal changes. The condition can affect newborns, teens, adults, and even old age people. One must make a note that this is not a severe health condition, and in many cases, it goes away on its own. This condition is temporary in newborns and teens. If it remains, male breast reduction surgery is the best option for them to achieve the desired flat chest shape (must be performed after 18 years of age).


Who is an ideal candidate for male breast reduction surgery?

Males with disproportionately large breast due to fat and glandular tissue
Good overall health
Healthy body weight
Non-smoker non-alcoholic or at least one should quit smoking and drinking for a couple of months before and after the surgery. This is crucial because smoking and alcohol can interrupt and delay the healing process of the body.


Males who are overweight should first attempt to lose weight before undergoing surgery. It is possible that swelling or sagging in the chest is only because of the fat. So, once they lose weight this fat will also go away on its own. Surgeons prefer performing body contouring surgeries only when the person has an ideal body weight because weight fluctuations after the surgery will definitely hamper the results.


What happens during the gynecomastia consultation?

During the consultation, Dr. Mrinalini Sharma, a renowned gynecomastia surgeon in Delhi, analyzes the patient’s physical health and chest area. Then discusses the surgical goals of the patient associated with the surgery and informs about the possible treatments and outcomes.

What happens during male breast reduction surgery?

In this surgery, the surgeon administers the patient with general anaesthesia, and then a small incision is made around the areola, and liposuction is performed to remove excess fatty tissue. If there is a large amount of fatty tissue, then another incision is required to remove excess glandular tissue. Then bandages are applied to support the chest after surgery, and this also controls swelling.

How long does the surgery take?

The surgery can take about 1-2 hours, depending upon the complexity of the condition and the corrections required.

What to expect after surgery?

After the surgery, the patient will need someone to drive them home. The patient will have some bruising and swelling in the chest area. The recovery time is about 1-2 weeks on an average. The patient needs to wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks after the treatment that helps to ensure early healing by supporting the treated area.

The surgery results in minimal scarring, as the scars are hidden in the natural creases of the body.