What Is Gynecomastia Surgery? 

Gynecomastia is the name of a medical condition where a man’s chest is enlarged and sagging, making it look like a woman’s breasts. Gynecomastia is the swelling of the male’s chest due to hormonal imbalance within. The hormones in question are estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can happen to men of all ages - from newborns to adolescents to grown-men. It can affect one breast or both of them, depending on the hormonal imbalance.

Dr Shree Harsh of Pinnacle Cosmetic Surgery in Lucknow performs gynecomastia surgery on men with man-boobs. In the Gynecomastia Surgery, the doctor removes the fatty tissue, the excess skin and reshapes the chest to be in proportion with the rest of the body. The surgical techniques for Reduction Mammaplasty include liposuction and excision.

How Do Patients Benefit From Gynecomastia Surgery?

Patients who are suffering from Gynecomastia are most often under-confident. They are embarrassed of their physical condition. Once they undergo Gynecomastia Surgery they regain their confidence. 

The biggest benefit of this surgery is that it completely cures the patient of Gynecomastia. In fact if the patient has undergone Gynecomastia Surgery the chances of him having Gynecomastia again in his lifetime are almost zero. 

What Happens During The Recovery Period?

Once you are brought out of the Operation Theater, Dr Shree Harsh will keep you under observation and monitor your vitals. You will be discharged when the doctor believes you are on the right track to recovery!

First off, you will be given support garments to wear during your recovery period. These garments assist the body during the healing process and reduce swelling and bruising. 

Other than that, you will be prescribed with certain medications that keep you comfortable and pain-free. He will advise you to restrict your physical activity for a couple of weeks and take rest. The average recovery period is 2-4 weeks. But yours will be determined based on your unique case. 

 

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What Happens During The Gynecomastia Procedure?

First and foremost Dr Shree Harsh will administer general anaesthesia on you. The anaesthesia numbs sensation and mostly puts a patient to sleep during the surgery.

The next step is liposuction. Dr Shree Harsh will make incisions near the areola and insert the cannula inside the chest. Then the excess fat will be removed using suction techniques. 

In case the Gynecomastia is caused only due to excess fat, then just liposuction is enough to cure the condition. 

But in most cases, the doctor has to take the next step of excision. During the excision the doctor will remove the excess skin and reposition the areola at a higher point in proportion to the new shape of the chest. 

Once this is completed, the surgeon will close the excision with sutures, gel and surgical bandages. Dr Shree Harsh may leave a drain pipe in to remove any excess fluid from the system. 

What Are The Risks Associated With This Surgery?

As with every surgical procedure, there are certain risks associated with Gynecomastia too. Please note that the risks are low and rarely observed in patients. 

Following are the risks associated with Gynecomastia Surgery:

  • Reactions to tape, suture materials, glues, topical preparations or injected agents
  • Anaesthesia risks
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation may be temporary or permanent
  • Damage to deeper structures—such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs—can occur and may be temporary or permanent
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fatty tissue found in the breast might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Infection
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor wound healing
  • Possibility of revision surgery
  • Unfavourable scarring

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?

As discussed above men of all ages are prone to this condition. 

Following are the criteria for being an ideal candidate for Gynecomastia surgery:

  • Men who are suffering from Gynecomastia.
  • Men who are physically healthy and fit. 
  • Men who are non-smokers. 
  • Men who have realistic expectations from this surgery. 

What Is the Cost Of Gynecomastia Surgery At Pinnacle Cosmetic Surgery In Lucknow?

We charge approximately Rs.40,000/- to Rs.55,000/- differing as per the gynecomastia stage for a Gynecomastia Surgery without skin reduction. For a surgery that also requires the removal of excess skin, we charge Rs.65,000/-. These are approximate figures. The actual estimate for your surgery will be given to you by Dr. Shree Harsh at the time of your pre-surgery consultation. 

In case you are wondering whether or not Gynecomastia Surgery is right for you, we invite you for a consultation with Dr. Shree Harsh. He will discuss the treatment, its benefits, the best possible results, and any complications involved one-on-one with you. 

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Meet Your Surgeon

Dr. Shree Harsh is a board certified internationally trained Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. He has been trained in the prestigious and historical department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at G.M.C.Nagpur from where he completed his M.Ch. in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He cleared his D.N.B. in Plastic Surgery from the National Board of Examination, New Delhi. He has received the international scholarship of Plastic Surgery Educational Network by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the year 2016-2017. He was awarded the prestigious DAFPRS fellowship by the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been trained by Dr.Patrick L Tonnard and Dr.Alexis Verpaele at the MACS lift centre- Coupure Centrum in Ghent, Belgium in both Surgical and non Surgical Aesthetic Surgery procedures during his fellowship period. He has presented several papers at national and international level conferences and is the author of a number of publications in scientific journals. He is a soft-spoken dedicated Plastic Surgeon who believes in safety first for the patients

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It is very natural to be anxious about the outcome of your cosmetic surgery and it is best to openly discuss your concerns with Dr. Harsh. During your consultation Dr. Harsh will:

  1. Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  2. Explain the problem to you
  3. Ask for your photographs

Be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals and expectations
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous medical treatments.
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use if any.
  • Details if you have undergone any previous surgeries.
  • Likely outcomes, and any risks or potential complications.