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Gynaecomastia

What is gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a benign enlargement of male breast usually on both sides but sometimes involving one side only.

What is the cause of Gynaecomastia?

Physiological cause: During infancy and growing age in puberty which is normal to occur due to interplay of male and female hormones

Pathological cause: Due to certain diseases or intake of drugs

Idiopathic cause: Persistent pubertal or late onset forms in young adult males.

The last one is the most common form.

Is surgery the only option for gyaecomastia?

Medical treatment is required after all investigations in the physiological and pathological gynaecomastia.

Surgery is done in idiopathic type only

How common is the surgery for gynaecomastia?

It is very common now days specially with increasing trend of outdoor sporting activities and gymnasium in which lot of young male population is getting involved.

How is the surgery done and what is the duration of stay?

Liposuction is done to remove the excess fat from the breasts along with removal of breast tissue by a small incision around the nipple if required.

Patients can go back the same day and scars are not visible after few days.

Liposuction With/ Without Tummy Tuck

Is liposuction safe?

Liposuction is absolutely safe now with advanced instruments, anesthesia and far better instrumentation.

What kind of liposuction is good- manual liposuction? Power –assisted liposuction or laser liposuction?

We cater to all kinds of liposuction depending upon the requirement and patient. In some cases we use power assisted liposuction while in most cases of male liposuction we use laser liposuction as the fat is hard in males.

Does the fat come back after liposuction?

If performed after the growth period is over i.e. 18-19 years in females and 21-22 years in males the fat does not come back.

Do I need to stay back in the clinic?

One can go back the same day after the procedure of liposuction.

Are the pressure garments very necessary after the procedure?

They are absolutely required to be worn at least for 3 months after the procedure to the give a perfect result.

What is tummy tuck and when will I need this?

When he or she is very fat with lot of hanging and loose skin then after liposuction this extra skin has to be removed to give the abdomen a flat look. This is known as tummy tuck.

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