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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia in bangalore is the overdevelopment of the glandular or breast tissue in men, caused by hormonal imbalance.

  • What is Gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia Bangalore

    Gynecomastia in bangalore is a condition of enlarged glandular tissue of the breasts in boys or men. It affects one or both breasts and can occur can occur at any age.

    Gynecomastia is caused by altered ratio of hormones estrogen and testosterone, decrease in testosterone or a combination of these two factors. Other causes include heredity, obesity, and can result as a side effect of numerous medications and drug of abuse. It is associated with certain medical conditions also.

    Physiological Gynecomastia is the condition that occurs in normally growing infants, pubertal boys and resolves on its own within 6 months to two years without treatment. When it persists beyond two years the condition is referred to as pubertal Gynecomastia and may require medication or surgery.

    Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence and may feel embarrassed.

  • Ideal Gynecomastia surgery candidates

    Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:

    • Individuals in whom the condition cannot be corrected through medications.
    • Physically healthy men with relatively normal weight.
    • Men with stabilized breast development and are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large.
    • Healthy individuals and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
    • Do not have smoking habits, drug abuse habits and have a positive outlook and realistic goals/expectations in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
    • Psychologically stable.
  • Your gynecomastia surgery initial consultation

    During your consultation with Plastic Surgeon feel free to discuss:

    • Your expectations and the desired outcome of gynecomastia surgery.
    • Previous medical conditions, surgeries, medical treatments, and drug allergies if any.
    • Current medications, vitamins and herbal supplements,
    • Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.

    Prior to your surgery your gynecomastia surgeon will:

    • Examine your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors will be evaluated to determine your fitness for surgery.
    • Ask you to get a baseline blood investigation.
    • Examine and measure your breasts, including detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas
    • Photographs will be taken by the consultant as a before and after comparison at a later date.
    • Discuss your options and recommend taking certain medications or adjusting your current medications.
    •  Discuss likely outcomes of gynecomastia correction risks and the potential complications associated with surgery.
    • Discuss the need to use anesthesia during surgery.
    • Stop smoking for atleast 4 – 6 weeks to promote better healing.
    • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding.

    Following your gynecomastia correction procedure, make sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

  • Gynecomastia surgery recovery and follow up

    During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, the incision sites will be wrapped in surgical dressings or bandages and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.

    A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

    At the time of discharge you will be given specific instructions. Following your surgeon's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. Be sure to follow all of them carefully. The instructions include:

    • How to care for the surgical/treated areas and small temporary drains.
    • To aid healing and reduce the potential for infection you will be given medications to apply or take orally.
    • Specific instructions to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
    • Your surgeon will brief you about the normal symptoms you will experience any signs of complications.
    • Your next follow up date with your Plastic surgeon for suture removal or dressing.

    Make sure to ask your Plastic surgeon specific questions regarding your recovery period:

    • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
    • When will they be removed?
    • Are stitches removed? When?
    • What medication will I be prescribed after surgery?
    • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
    • When do I return for follow-up care?

    During your recovery phase at home, if you experience bleeding, severe pain or unusual symptoms, you should seek your doctor's attention immediately and may require additional treatment and hospitalization.

    It's important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing.

    However, maintaining a stable weight in order to have long lasting results is very important. When gynecomastia has resulted from the use of certain medications or drugs, you must be totally free from these substances. So before making any changes in your medications please discuss this with your physician who has prescribed you.

    The final results expected from your procedure are permanent in many cases. In some rare situations, another surgery may be necessary if breast development continues, to treat any complications or for repositioning of the breasts

  • Gynecomastia surgery before and after results

    The results of Gynecomastia surgery are immediately visible. Over the next few months the final results will appear. Gradually, post-surgical swelling will resolve. The incision lines are permanent, and they may be concealed within the natural contours of the breast. As you recover from surgery you will have satisfaction with your new image.

    You can view gynecomastia surgery before and after photos in our photo gallery.

  • Gynecomastia surgery risks and safety

    The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely one's own personal decision. All surgeries carry some risks. Your plastic surgeon will explain in detail the likely outcomes, risks and the potential complications associated with surgery. You will have to decide if the risks of surgery are acceptable and the benefits will achieve your goals.

    You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

  • Questions to ask your Plastic surgeon

    You can use the following checklist as a guide during your Consultation with your surgeon:

    • Am I an ideal candidate for this procedure?
    • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
    • Where and how will you perform my procedure and what incision site are recommended for me?
    • Will there be lot of pain?
    • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
    • How are complications handled?
    • What kind of help will I need during my recovery and how long recovery period can I expect?
    • When can I get return to my normal routine?
    • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
    • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my procedure?

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