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What is Gynecomastia?


Gynecomastia (man boobs) is a condition in young men, usually, around puberty, where they have abnormally large breasts. It could be a small amount of prominence of the nipple to a more obvious female-like breast, that results from an imbalance of hormones in the body. The breast tissue under the nipple starts to grow often accompanied by deposition of fat around it.

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Various causes of Gynecomastia condition:

Though the cause of gynecomastia is usually unknown, genetic factors, obesity, certain medications, anabolic steroids, and certain diseases like chronic liver failure are some of the causes of gynecomastia.

Though, observation and reassurance are good enough in most cases, medical treatment or male breast reduction surgery are recommended in selected cases.

Appearance is the classical complaint.

The social stigma associated with embarrassment to wear a fitting t-shirt or to take off one's shirt in public can cause psychological issues and mental discomfort.



Lump of fatty tissue

Signs that can indicate Gynecomastia:


Uneven swelling of breasts

Pain or tenderness in breasts

Nipple discharge

Increase in diameter of the areola

Diagnostic procedures of Gynecomastia condition:



Blood Test

A blood sample is used for the test to determine how much of each hormone is in the body.

Imaging Tests

To get a clear picture of the enlarged breasts, tests like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, etc. are suggested. These tests help the gynecomastia doctor determine what the tissues are.

Various grades of severity of the condition:

What are the Male breast reduction Options offered?

Surgical Treatment for Gynecomastia:

  • Gynecomastia can be treated permanently only by surgery.
  • This may be by liposuction, open surgery, or, more commonly, a combination of both, depending on the fat vs stromal component.
  • The gynecomastia specialists always perform liposuction to remove the excess breast fat and contour the chest wall.
  • A hidden incision removes the gland tissue to minimize scarring.
  • The excess loose skin after the male breast reduction surgery is allowed to shrink using compression garments.
  • In higher grades of gynecomastia, larger incisions with more visible scars may be required.
  • After gynecomastia surgery, the two main side effects are post-operative pain and the presence of scars on the chest.
  • By 3-6 months after male breast reduction surgery, the scars are practically invisible in most cases.
  • Sometimes contour irregularities may be visible after the swelling subsides.
  • Small irregularities can be taken care of secondarily after a few months under local Anesthesia.
  • Most patients experience a reduction or loss of sensation in the treated areas, but this is almost always temporary.
  • Most patients can return to work within 5-7 days after their gynecomastia surgery.

FAQ Questions? Answered!

No. Gynecomastia surgery permanently removes glandular tissue. Breasts won't grow back. It's still possible to grow chest fat and get man boobs.
Yes. Incisions to remove glandular tissue leave few scars. Most surgical scars vanish within 4-6 months. The areola hides the incision well.
All cosmetic procedures require recovery time. Most patients can return to work within three to two weeks after surgery.
Gynecomastia isn't usually a major issue, although it can be embarrassing. Gynecomastia can cause men and boys discomfort or shame. Gynecomastia can heal itself. Medicine or male breast reduction surgery may help with recurrent problems.
Puberty-related gynecomastia normally disappears in six to two years. The syndrome can occur between 10 and 12 but usually between 13 and 14. 20% of 17-year-olds still have it.
Gynecomastia Surgery costs vary depending on a number of criteria, including the surgeon's skill, the facility where the surgery is conducted, and the amount of the procedure.

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