Every man desires a well-defined, flat chest. However, this isn’t always the case. Gynecomastia (also known as “man boobs” or moobs) is a prevalent condition that causes men’s chests to expand and grow larger than normal. Gynecomastia surgery at Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, is the most successful method for treating gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breast becomes enlarged and appears feminine. Hormones during puberty cause most men to develop breasts. This is referred to as physiologic gynecomastia, and it generally goes away on its own. However, for some individuals, gynecomastia persists beyond adolescence. Gynecomastia surgery may be necessary to treat this condition.
Gynecomastia can be caused by the benign growth of ductal and stromal tissue (glandular tissue) in the male breast. Other common causes of gynecomastia are obesity, the hormonal imbalance caused by hypogonadism, Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, steroid intake, hormonal medications, and alcohol/drug abuse.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of a male breast caused by glandular tissue growth. Other causes of gynecomastia include obesity and the hormonal imbalance caused by hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, and other conditions. Gynecomastia can also be caused by alcohol abuse and the use of certain drugs, such as steroids and hormone medication.
Gynecomastia can be effectively treated at Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, with gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction).
Following are the criteria for being an ideal candidate for gynecomastia/male breast reduction surgery:
Gynecomastia surgery can help to:
During the consultation with Dr. Anjali , a detailed physical examination is conducted, where Dr. Anjali will try and determine the cause of the gynecomastia. The medical history and concerns are recorded in the case file.
Dr. Anjali discusses gynecomastia surgery and the potential outcomes. The primary concern is the patient’s safety and his needs and expectations for the final result.
Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves the use of either liposuction or gland excision to remove excess breast tissue and fat from the chest or a combination of both procedures. During the procedure, incisions are made in discreet locations on the chest and around the area for optimal results. The surgeon will then carefully remove any excess tissue and sculpt the remaining tissue for a natural-looking result. Once completed, dressings will be applied, and compression garments may be required to help reduce swelling and support healing.
Gynecomastia surgery is not covered by insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure. In general, the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the factors like:
To get a more accurate estimate of the total cost of your gynecomastia surgery, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Anjali Saple .
Gynecomastia surgery is not covered by insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure. In general, the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on whether one or both breasts need treatment and also on the type of the procedure used to treat the condition.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery in Visakhapatnam starts from Rs. 50,000/-. To get a more accurate estimate of the total cost of your gynecomastia surgery, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Anjali .Book Appointment
The problem: Patient had been suffering from gynecomastia but was skeptical about gynecomastia surgery.
The solution: Patient underwent gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Anjali Saple & her team and the experience was positive.
The result: Patient is very happy with the results and is thankful to Dr. Anjali Saple & her team for the healthier and faster recovery.
Read what this satisfied patient has to share after undergoing gynecomastia surgery by Dr. Anjali Saple:
“The surgery has made a positive impact on my self-esteem and my overall well-being. Having surgery can be a scary experience and I was always skeptical about being operated but six months down the line, I am very happy to have got operated in the able hands of Dr. Anjali Saple & her team. There hasn’t been any complaints and the experience of Anjali mam has come in very handy for healthier and faster recovery. I am very thankful to her & her entire team.”
The problem: Dr. Sailesh Atmakuri had been struggling with body image issues caused by gynecomastia all his life.
The solution: Dr. Saple helped him identify the root cause of his issues and provided a swift and professional solution by performing surgery to remove the gynecomastia.
The result: Dr. Atmakuri is now much more confident, physically active, and satisfied with his experience with Dr. Saple.
“I have been struggling with body image issues all my life and have always been conscious about my chest area. People kept assuring me that it was all in my head, but there is no doubt that it was negatively impacting my life. Dr. Saple helped me analyze why this issue was troubling me so much. I was able to figure out that I never went jogging because I could feel movement under my shirt. I was never able to exercise regularly because I could never achieve the shape that I wanted. She helped me identify the issues that were plaguing me, without once making me feel pressured into a decision. It was a most enlightening experience.
After undergoing the decision to have the surgery, it was completed in an extremely prompt manner. Dr. Saple checked in on me multiple times before and after the surgery and ensured that I was comfortable. The procedure went smoothly and the recovery was swift. I only had to spend one night in the hospital after the surgery. A year later I was at the beach with a cousin (who also happens to be a plastic surgeon) and happened to mention that I had had this surgery. My cousin was surprised because she had not noticed any scarring, and was only able to see the scars once I had pointed them out to her specifically and asked her to look closely. After the surgery, I’ve started jogging regularly for the first time in my life. I’m much more physically active, and feel much more confident about my body. Especially when starting new relationships. I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience with Dr. Saple, and highly recommend her to anyone who is considering this or similar procedures.” - Dr. Sailesh Atmakuri.
Recovery after gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on the individual but typically the patient can gradually return to normal activities within 4-5 days. You may need to take time off work to recover, and you may also experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort following surgery.
A compression vest needs to be worn during recovery to help reduce swelling and support healing. As your body heals and the results of your gynecomastia surgery start to become more apparent, you will gradually notice an improvement in your self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Gynecomastia surgery is generally a safe procedure; however, it has its own set of risks, much like other surgical operations. Infection, hematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin), and seroma (accumulation of fluid under the skin) are all possible complications. Antibiotics and compression bandages can be used to treat these problems.
Delayed wound healing is a possible complication, mostly seen in smokers. If it occurs, Dr. Anjali will take care of it in a thorough and effective manner.
Other possible risks of gynecomastia surgery are nipple retraction and saucer deformity. Nipple retraction is when the nipple is retracted inwards and does not return to its natural position. A saucer deformity is when the skin heals in an inwardly curving crease, forming a saucer-like appearance on the chest. The occurrence of these risks is rare and can be effectively handled by a qualified surgeon such as Dr. Anjali .
During your consultation, Dr. Anjali will go through all of these complications and the methods to avoid or treat them in depth.
If you have any questions about gynecomastia surgery or any other procedure, do not hesitate to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anjali who will be happy to answer all your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Anjali Saple is a skilled and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, India. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and is a perfectionist to the core. Dr. Anjali Saple completed her M.B.B.S, M.S. General Surgery and DNB Plastic Surgery from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai. She then took special training in Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, USA, and at Santa Casa Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been practicing as a Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Visakhapatnam for the last 22 years. She regularly upgrades her skills to impart the best possible care to her patients and her 25 years of experience have made her one of the most sought-after surgeons in Visakhapatnam, India.