Liposuction in Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, the result of excess fatty tissue a condition that cause enlargement of male breast tissue. Mostly a case of embarrassment for men, Gynecomastia can be treated. The percentage in the number of men coming out for the surgery of Gynecomastia has been on rise. Men are picking surgeries, in order to improve the way their chest looks.

This could also be the result of hormonal disbalance during Puberty, which can lead to the growth of male breast tissue, which may also shrink after puberty but leaves the breasts enlarged in men. The prevalence of asymptomatic gynecomastia is 60% to 90% in children, 50% to 60% in adolescents and up to 70% in men aged 50 to 69 years. The major causes of Gynecomastia include Puberty, excess weight gain, use of anabolic steroids in body builders and use of Marijuana and certain kind of medication.

How Gynecomastia shows:

  • Usually in both the breasts(Asymmetric or unilateral breasts)
  • A tender, firm, mobile, disc-like mound of tissue, located under the nipple-areolar complex.

Correcting Gynecomastia

Surgery is performed, that involves liposuction of excess fat and breast tissue with or without a small incision along the nipple. Liposuction is done by a very small keyhole incision on the chest which heals as an almost undetectable scar.

Preparation for Surgery

  • No medication without prior consent with your doctor
  • No smoking
  • Intake of good nutritious food for post surgical healing

The surgery for Gynecomastia is usually performed under general anesthesia, but can also be done with oral sedation or local anesthesia.


It usually takes between two to four weeks to recover. The use of compression vests and icing is recommended to curb the pain and reduce the swelling. Generally, a patient is ready to get back to normal routine chores after 7-10 days of surgery.