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Wizderm, 1/503, Gariahat Road, Jodhpur Park
Kolkata, West Bengal - 700068
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MGM Medical College & LSK Hospital Kishanganj
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI)
Hair Research Society of India
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Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI)
  • MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
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  • MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
    Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
    One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the world today is that of breast augmentation or reduction. This is a fairly common surgery wherein depending on the requirement of the patients; the breasts are either made bigger with the help of implants or reduced in size by excising fat and tissue. Although a majority of these patients are female, there are an increasing number of male patients, who opt for male breast surgery as well.
    The need for male breast surgery-
    The requirement for male breast surgery arises due to the occurrence of Gynecomastia or the development of male breasts. In this condition, fat and glandular tissues are stored within the male chest in the pattern of female breasts, thus giving it a feminine look. This is a common occurrence among men and can be a cause of social embarrassment for the man as well as affecting his self esteem. Some of the causes for gynecomastia or male breasts would be
    Excessive Weight Gain.
    Hormonal changes within the body where testosterone levels drop due to conditions such as Hypogonadism (in men, the inability of the testicle s to function correctly) and estrogen levels increase.
    Medications used to treat other disorders such as certain anti -depressants, cancer medication, and anti-anxiety medications among others.
    Excess consumption of alcohol and certain drugs.
    Hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid secretion by the thyroid gland).
    It isn t always just fat!
    While many people tend to blame male breasts due to the accumulation of fat, this may not be the case always. Even skinny or people with an athletic build may notice misshapen chest that has more of a feminine appearance and thus would like to correct that. This is obviously caused by hormonal factors and genetics of body shape as well rather than just being obese or overweight.
    Types of Male Breast Surgery-
    Male breast surgery revolves around breast reduction and contouring to give it a more flat and toned look. This can be achieved in either of these ways:
    Liposuction This is a fairly common procedure and is minimally invasive; meant to suck out the fat through a small opening on the skin. With the help of liposuction, doctors can easily contour your chest to have a more masculine look by removing the excess fat. This procedure is a very popular one as it takes less time to recover and also isn t invasive. However, this is used as an option for male breast surgery when the problem isn t acute.
    Surgery to remove excess tissues and fat If the male breasts have excessive glandular tissue and the problem is acute, a more extensive form of surgery wherein the glandular tissue is excised may be required. However, this is also not very invasive and you can get back to your regular routine within a few days after surgery.
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  • Fellowship in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in Breast and Body Contouring, Rio, Brazil, DNB (Plastic Surgery) -, DNB (General Surgery) -, MS (General Surgery) - , MBBS
    Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
    While women strive to enhance the way their breasts look, the development of breast tissue in men can be embarrassing. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. It can affect one or both breasts in a symmetric or asymmetric manner and is caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones. It can also be caused due to a side effect of medication or because of other health problems such as an overactive thyroid or tumor. In some cases, this condition can get resolved on its own while in other cases, medication and surgery may be recommended.


    Before undergoing treatment for Gynecomastia, it is essential to ascertain that you are in fact suffering from this condition. This is because gynecomastia and the buildup of fat tissue in the chest can look similar, but are treated differently. When treating this condition, medication needs to be supplemented with controlled calorie intake and physical exercise. It is also cheaper than surgical treatment.

    Surgical Treatment

    Surgery is often the preferred mode of treatment for significantly enlarged male breasts. Surgical treatment for gynecomastia is of two types:

    Liposuction: This removes fat from the breast, but leaves the breast gland tissue in place. Liposuction can be performed in a number of ways. It involves making two or more incisions through which narrow tubes are inserted into the chest area. This tube is gently moved around to loosen the excess fat tissue that is then sucked out.
    Mastectomy: This procedure removes the breast gland tissue itself. It is performed endoscopically and hence has a quicker recovery time and involves less scarring.

    You may feel a slight discomfort after the surgery for a few days. You will also be advised to wear a chest support brace for a few days to allow your body to heal without putting any pressure on the site of the surgery. Normal activities can be resumed within 2 to 3 days but avoid strenuous activities of heavy lifting for a month after the surgery.

    As long as you follow a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet, either of the above surgical procedures should have a lasting effect. This makes surgery a more preferred form of treatment than medication.

    Apart from this, certain exercises can also help tone chest muscles and reduce fat tissue. This includes inclines dumbbell presses, push-ups and exercises that focus on pectoral muscles. However, this is a very gradual process and hence suitable only for mild cases of gynecomastia.
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  • DNB, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - Plastic Surgery, MBBS
    Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
    Here are some tips and treatments for gynecomastia
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  • M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
    Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

    In the present times, there is an upsurge in the incidence of gynecomastia, which is enlargement of male breast tissue. This enlarged breast contains both the fat and the gland in varied proportions. This is a normal phenomenon in early teenage and in old age, but in some males it persists and keep on increasing, leading to female like breast and hence the name. It can also be due to hormonal imbalance and particularly when oral supplements containing hormones are taken without medical prescription. Though it doesn't harm the body, but it alters the shape of chest leading to social embarrasement particularly while changing clothes, at swimming pools and beaches where you want to wear off the shirt.

    Gynecomastia can be cured permanently. Exercising can reduce the fatty content to an extent but can not decrease the gland size.

    Liposuction is the treatment of choice, whereby through a key-hole incision, the fat and the gland can be suctioned out and the chest be flattened. The scars are hardly visible. If the gland size is big and is not amenable to liposuction, through a small cut around the nipple, the gland can be removed completely and the scar will not be seen.
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  • Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
    Although breast cancer is predominantly a female disease, males are not immune to this cancer. Male breast cancer comprises 1% of all breast cancer diagnosis.

    Risk factors for Male Breast Cancer:

    1. Age: The risk increases with increasing age and male breast cancer usually presents in the 6th or the 7th decade of life
    2. Family history of breast cancer/ Inherited gene mutations: The chances of male breast cancer are higher in people with BRCA 2 mutation and a positive family history of breast cancer
    3. Klinefelter’s syndrome: Men with Klinefelter syndrome have small testicles (smaller than usual). Often, they are unable to produce functioning sperm cells, making them infertile. Compared with other men, they have lower levels of androgens (male hormones) and more estrogens (female hormones). For this reason, they often develop gynecomastia (benign enlargement of the male breast), which is also a differential diagnosis of male breast cancer.Patients with this syndrome have a higher incidence of Male Breast Cancer.
    4. Radiation exposure
    5. Exposure to estrogen: Excessive exposure to estrogen increases the chances of male breast cancer.
    6. Liver disease
    7. Obestiy
    8. Testicular problems: Undescended testis, mumps and Klinefelter’s syndrome increases the chances of male breast cancer.

    A common differential diagnosis of Male Breast Cancer is Gynecomastia (benign enlargement of the male breast). Gynecomastia usually results from an imbalance between androgen and estrogen production. This is commonly seen in adolescents or in elderly patients because testosterone levels increase during puberty and decrease with age. Besides these causes, many drugs—including steroids, antidepressants, diuretics, and antihypertensive medications—have also been implicated in the development of gynecomastia, although as many as 50% of cases have no known identifiable cause.

    Certain risk factors are common to both gynecomastia and carcinoma: breast irradiation, mumps orchitis, and bilateral cryptorchidism (undescended testis), Klinefelter’s syndrome.


    Lack of awareness is the major cause which prevents early diagnosis of this condition in males. Following are the danger signs, which can point towards a male breast cancer:

    If you notice any persistent changes to your breasts, you should contact your doctor. Here are some signs to watch for:

    a lump in the breast
    nipple pain
    an inverted nipple
    nipple discharge (clear or bloody)
    enlarged lymph nodes under the arm


    Diagnosis of male breast cancer is achieved on the same lines as female breast cancer. Patient is usually subjected to an imaging test followed by histo-pathological confirmation of the diagnosis.

    Some patients also require extensive work-up to rule out metastasis to other parts of the body.

    Management & Prognosis:

    Management of male breast cancer is similar to female breast cancer.

    By virtue of the proximity between most male breast cancers and the skin and chest wall, extension to or invasion of these structures is more commonly observed than in women but the prognosis of male breast cancer remains the same as female breast cancer.

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