Gynecomastia is commonly known as male boobs, moobs  or male breast.

Gynecomastia is often very common in young boys and commonly disappears after growth spurt at puberty.

However if it persists, it can cause embarrassment and diminished self esteem young boys  at this tender age .

It can be successfully treated by male breast reduction surgery.

What causes Gynecomastia ?

There are plenty of reasons that can cause Gynecomastia , these include but are not  limited to:

  • Puberty
  • Intake of hormone supplements as a part of body building
  • Overweight
  • Chubby body structure
  • Idiopathic Gynecomastia where no cause can be determined for the same .

What happens during Gynecomastia Surgery?

This type of surgery is performed by the hands of expert cosmetic surgeon.  It involves removal of excess tissue behind the nipple. If the fatty tissue alone is the cause for the enlargement, then liposuction will be used for fat removal by means of small incision s. if enlargement is caused by both fatty tissue and glandular tissue , then both liposuction and surgical excision will be required “ remember glands cannot be removed with liposuction. In case where the enlargement is extreme , a large procedure may be required needing longer scar for removal of excess skin, fatty and glandular tissue .

How does a patient prepare for Gynecomastia surgery?

Once you have decided to undergo Gynecomastia surgery, you might be required to undergo chest x-ray and blood tests in order to assess your general health. You might be asked to stop taking blood thinners in order to minimize bleeding. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the procedure. This is to promote healing and for optimal results .

How much is the downtime after undergoing gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia  is a daycare procedure and generally the patient can go home same day or stay over for one night after the procedure. Discomfort after the surgery is minimal and is manageable with pain medications. The patient can return to work in about 1 week after the surgery.


Looking for Gynecomastia surgery in Chandigarh, Punjab, you can visit Dr. Rishi Dhawan for the same. Share your expectations and clear your doubts in the consultation.

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