Gynecomastia

During puberty, hormonal changes cause the breast to enlarge in boys. This disappears over time in many. In some, it persists into adulthood and can be very embarrassing.

Gynaecomastia is due to excessive glandular tissue, increased fat deposit or a combination of both. Pseudogynecomastia is a condition caused by excessive fat deposition and can be corrected by liposuction alone.

Gynaecomastia can be effectively corrected by a combination of surgical excision and liposuction. It can be done as a day-care procedure also. A cut is made at the edge of lower half of areola (darkly pigmented skin of breast mound) and the glandular tissue is removed. This is done to keep the scar least visible. Fat is removed by liposuction at the same time, without any additional cuts.

A pressure garment is worn for 3-6 months after surgery. Most men feel confident and relieved after the correction.