Male breast enlargement (Man boobs) is a common problem and affects millions world wide and in India. Male breasts are also known as "puffy nipples in men", "man boobs", "puffy chest", male boobs, man breasts, "gyno" or Gynecomastia. All relevant information on Gynecomastia and its treatment is provided in the pages of this site. The information is kept to the point and in easy read format.Large Male breast (Gynecomastia) is not a disease, but it can be very embarrassing. Male breasts create psychological problems like a feeling of inferiority, fear of ridicule and loss of self esteem. The majority of people seeking male breast surgery in India are in the age group 16-35 years. Older people who were not aware of surgical options are now seeking treatment for a permanent removal of the male breasts. Keyhole male breast reduction is the best option in cases where it is possible, which is
The cost of gynecomastia surgery will depend on the grade of the male breasts. The total cost can vary from INR 75,000 to INR 150,000 at Lakeshore hospital cosmetic surgery centre in Cochin, India (USD 1100 - USD 2500). Man boobs reduction (liposuction +gland excision)as a day care procedure is an afforadable surgery in India. Minimal Access Gynecomastia Surgery (MAGS) is the most acceptable trearment in India for gynecomastia removal. Normal activities can be resumed from next day of surgery.
There is no effective non-surgical/ medical treatment for pubertal gynecomastia. If gynecomastia has occurred due to a disease or hormonal imbalance, the underlying cause should be treated first. It is unlikely that already formed male breast tissue will decrease with any medicines. There are studies which show reduction in gynecomastia in the initial stages of puberty by medical therapy. However, the quality of evidence is poor in these studies. Medicines should be taken only on advice of Endocrinologist. Fat burners and miracle medicines marketed through internet are not helpful. Plastic surgery is the best option for gynecomastia treatment.
The Lakeshore hospital cosmetic surgery department headed by Dr. Hari Menon is one of the top centres in India for gynecomastia treatment. This centre treats patients from all over India as well as from neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait and even from US and UK. The surgical facility and nursing care is world class. Dr. Hari Menon is one of the few plastic/cosmetic surgeons in India who can treat majority of male breasts using keyhole technique.