Adult Gynecomastia

gynecomastia surgery

Are enlarged breasts embarrassing you?
Do you want to get rid of those protruded nipples?
Do you avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes?
Are you looking for a lasting solution to treat oversized male moobs?
Have you heard about the adult gynecomastia treatment?

More than 30 per cent of Indian males deal with a condition called Adult Gynecomastia, where adult males develop oversized breasts or what is called as ‘puffy chest’. Although gynecomastia is often observed in adolescent boys or teenagers or sometimes in newborn babies, adult males undergo this condition but prefer to hide it.

So, Gynecomastia is quite common in mid-aged males but it is associated as an abnormal physical state as it also hampers the mental state of that respective male. It makes them extremely conscious about themselves, their identity and at times affects their behaviour as well. Hormonal imbalance, drug therapy, serious diseases, metabolic disorders, excessive weight gain, and other unknown reasons can lead to a development of male breasts.

Adults often experience pain in the chest area, sore nipples and overall physical discomfort and mental disturbance while or after the development of male moobs. If you are the one facing these kinds of issues, then it is prudent for you to get yourself checked by a skilled gynecomastia doctor. Before choosing the adult gynecomastia surgery, make sure you discuss you requirements and concerns with your gynecomastia surgeon in order to have a hassle-free experience.


After evaluating the condition you are suffering with, your plastic surgeon will help you understand the procedure. Generally, the breast tissues are categorized into two kinds – Glandular tissues, which are dense and firm and Fatty tissues, which are soft.

The ratio of these both tissues varies from person to person. If the fatty tissue is excessive,Liposuction may be needed whereas if the glandular tissue is overboard then the excess of it can be surgically removed with a scalpel. At times, a combination of both surgeries may be required to treat Adult Gynecomastia.


This Gynecomastia surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia although local anaesthesia may be needed along with sedation. The result is immediate along with temporary scarring, swelling and bruising which fades out over the next four to six weeks. Pressure garments and pain medication will be prescribed and a healthy lifestyle will be advised. Complications are rare and not really severe. A good pre-op consultation eliminates any risk of complications.


When you opt for the adult gynecomastia treatment, you will experience soreness and stiffness in the operated areas. Since the result of the surgery is immediate, you may experience temporary scarring.

You need to eat healthy food and take adequate rest. Avoid smoking and taking alcohol. You should keep clean. It is also important to avoid any heavy physical activity. Also while resting, lay down in a proper position, mostly upright.

Follow-up visits will be required. The surgeon will check your progress and suggest changes in your lifestyle accordingly. You have to bear in mind that the improvement will be slow but steady and you have be patient towards the changes.