Before and After
Summary of Gynecomastia Surgery
Why you should choose Dr. Sreekar Harinatha for Gynecomastia surgery?
- Experience in over 2000 gynecomastia surgeries
- His technique was awarded at the Taiwan world cosmetic surgery congress
- Technique published in the World Journal of Plastic Surgery
- World wide acclaimed technique of Lipo-Excision
- Technique fine-tuned at centers in Taiwan, Singapore, and Paris
- 100% track record
- This technique is now published as a book available on Amazon
- Dr. Sreekar operates only at his fully equipped dedicated cosmetic surgery center
- Highly experienced senior anesthetist always available
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is overly developed breast tissue in males. Though it is medically benign, gynecomastia can cause significant psychological discomfort. In an attempt to disguise the embarrassment, they sometimes attempt to hide this condition by avoiding exercise, swimming, and other activities. Gynecomastia cannot be resolved through diet and exercise. Dr. Sreekar can effectively remove the enlarged breast tissue through his advanced award-winning gynecomastia surgical procedure (Scroll down for Videos).
When does Gynecomastia occur?
Gynecomastia generally appears during puberty. Then on it usually persists into adulthood. The use of certain medications, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure drugs, and anabolic steroids, has also been linked to gynecomastia.
How is Gynecomastia treated?
Irrespective of the exact cause of gynecomastia, this condition can be resolved through male breast reduction surgery. As a highly experienced gynecomastia surgery expert, Dr. Sreekar uses two techniques to eliminate the excess tissue – liposuction and sculpting with special surgical instruments. The procedure includes the use of small liposuction incisions and then removal of the excess breast tissue. These are combined in one procedure called Lipo-Excision. This technique no longer needs postoperative drains or a prolonged recovery. Gynecomastia surgery typically requires 60-90 minutes to complete and is done on a daycare basis.
What are the grades of Gynecomastia?
Grade 1: Small enlargement, but without excess skin over the chest
Grade 2a: Moderate enlargement, without excess skin over the chest
Grade 2b: Moderate enlargement with extra skin over the chest
Grade 3: Marked enlargement with extra skin over the chest.
How are the various grades of gynecomastia treated?
Grade 1 men can be treated with liposuction alone with very good results. Such surgeries are simple daycare procedures with fast recovery.
Grade 2a men require a procedure called lipo-excision wherein, liposuction of the chest is combined with the removal of the breast tissue. Here the chest is contoured to match a normal chest using liposuction and then the breast tissue is removed using a 2-3cms incision near the areola. Around 90% of the breast tissue is removed to give the chest its normal male contour. Removing 100% of the breast or doing aggressive liposuction can lead to a sunken chest appearance (also called crater deformity). Such complications should be avoided when dealing with gynecomastia.
Grade 2b men also can be treated with lipo-excision alone in >90% cases. Some may require another surgery after about 3-6months for skin tightening to tackle the excess skin.
Grade 3 generally requires skin tightening, though the need for such skin tightening procedures is far lesser in Indians. Dr. Sreekar Harinatha’s modified gynecomastia grading is now widely used and includes skin tone in the assessment of a patient. It was published in the prestigious Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery.
How soon can I get back to work after Gynecomastia Surgery?
After the procedure, you can get back to routine work after 2 days. Following any gynecomastia surgery, pressure garments (Compression garments) are advised to prevent collection in the operating cavity and for better adherence of skin to the chest. All gynecomastia surgeries can be done on a daycare basis with admission for 9-10 hours only. Watch the videos at the bottom of the page for more clarity.