Gynecomastia treatment in India
Male breasts/ Gynecomastia consist of fat and tough glandular tissue. Medicines and exercises do not help to remove the glandular breast tissue.
Cosmetic surgery is the only option if you have man boobs and want them out. Male breast/ Gynecomastia surgery in India is performed best by Plastic surgeons specializing in Cosmetic surgery.
Traditional Gynecomastia surgery required a rather big cut in the lower part of the nipple and removal of the breast tissue directly under the areola. This worked in some cases, but in many, it left an undesirable scar and inadequate contouring of the chest.
A combination of Liposuction and traditional surgery offered better contouring of the chest, but still left a big scar in front of the chest. The scar fades well in people with light skin. Indians tend to have prominent scars and thus the big scar under the areola remains very visible in most cases.
Keyhole surgery for male breast
Minimal access surgery results in complete chest shaping with minimal scar on the chest. This procedure combines fat and breast tissue removal through a tiny cut on the side of the chest, below the underarms. Even if an incision is needed under the areola, a tiny zig zag incision is made, which is totally inconspicous. In India, minimal access male breast surgery is available in only few cosmetic surgery centers. Keyhole surgery can effectively treat most cases of male breasts- whether it is just puffy nipples or full fledged man boobs.Most male breasts treated in India belong to Gynecomastia grades 1 to 2B and these can be completely treated by keyhole surgery.
Surgery for severe gynecomastia
Only grade 3 Gynecomastia, where there is lot of loose skin, cannot be completely corrected by keyhole surgery. Even these cases, in young patients can undergo keyhole surgery as the first stage and depending on the need can opt for skin removal surgery later. The skin is elastic and contracts to a great extent over 4-6 months. In some cases of even Grade 3 Gynecomastia, a second surgery is not required depending on the person's need and expectations.
If the skin tone is poor and if there is lot of loose skin, an open removal of excess skin is required along with the fat and Gynecomastia tissue removal.
Best surgical options for man boobs-
Grade 1- Keyhole male breast surgery
Grade 2A.- Keyhole male breast surgery
Grade 2 B- Keyhole male breast surgery
Grade 3- Young person- 2 stages- keyhole surgery first, skin excision later if required
( Older person- one stage open surgery for breast tissue and skin removal )
Gynecomastia treatment is regularly performed in India at Cochin, Kerala by Dr. Hari Menon, Consultant cosmetic surgeon at Lakeshore hospital. Most cases are completely corrected by keyhole surgery with fast recovery.