I am Dr. Audumbar Borgaonkar, cosmetic and plastic surgeon. I am going to speak about Gynecomastia or man-boobs. It is a common cosmetic problem in males. It is an abnormal increase in the size of breast glands in males giving female-like appearance. Treatment of gynecomastia involves a surgical procedure called liposuction with gland excision. The procedure involves the removal of fat through suction through a very small incision on the chest wall. There is another small incision is made around nipple areola to remove the hard tissue which is called as gland. The procedure is daycare procedure which means that the patient gets admitted in the morning, he is operated and is discharged in the evening.
Patient can join daily activities after 2 to 3 days. Patient is required to take a course of antibiotics for 5 days along with pain killers. To get proper results patient is required to wear pressure garments for 3 to 4 months following surgery. There is no functional problem associated with the gynecomastia. It only causes psychological problems like the patient is unable to wear tight clothes or remove clothes while swimming etc. Patient is advised to avoid heavy exercises for 2 weeks after the surgery. There is very minimal chance of recurrence unless there is massive weight gain. If you want to know more about gynecomastia treatment you can contact me through Lybrate.