Gynecomastia Reduction FAQs

Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia reduction?

Men with enlarged breasts, which have not been caused by side effects of a medication, can go for gynecomastia reduction, provided that they are in good health and their breast development has stabilised. Those seeking male breast enlargement surgeries should have a stable weight.

How do I prepare for the surgery?

You do not any formal preparation, but you ought to stop smoking before going for it, as smoking hampers healing process a great deal. Dr. Jugenburg will examine your medications during your consultation, and may ask you to stop using certain medications before the surgery procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Normally, it takes around 1-2 hours for the gynecomastia reduction surgery to complete.

What happens in the operating room?

A small incision is made toward a patient’s armpit, and a cannula is inserted under the skin to take out the fat. Drains are inserted in the incision areas to cut down on fluid build up and swelling. A compression bandage or garment is used to decrease the swelling.

How long is the recovery?

You can return to your work after 2-3 days of surgery. Swelling is going to be there, but it will not affect you much. You can carry out light exercises, but should refrain from doing heavy work and exercises for a month.

Is the procedure painful?

You will feel pain and discomfort post the surgery, but it can be controlled with the help of painkillers prescribed by Dr. Jugenburg. After a few days, you should feel no pain at all.

Are there any risks associated with the gynecomastia reduction?

No surgery is immune to risks and gynecomastia is no different. Some of the risks include bleeding, infection, swelling and formation of blood clots. These are very rare, though. Our operating suite has a state-of-the-art facility, and every effort is made on the part of our team to cut down on any possible risk. Most importantly, Our Doctor and his team have a number of protocols in place to deal with any possible complications.

How much does Gynecomastia reduction cost?

The cost of male chest reduction surgery varies and is dependent on the area that requires treatment. Normally, our surgery package starts at INR 25,000 – 65,000.

Will I have pain that will require medication?

As your body heals, you may feel some minimal pain in your chest. Doctor takes the comfort of his patient very seriously. So we do provide you with a prescription for pain medication.

How much time should I take off from work or school?

It is depends on how your body is healing. You can start your daily activities in 2 days after surgery. Usually it takes 4-6 weeks to complete recovery.

What types of anesthesia do you offer?

The type of anesthesia is used during gynecomastia procedure is depending on the patients unique needs and the severity of the situation. Most of the time doctors preferred Local anesthesia because it is safe when done by an experienced Board Certified Anaesthesiologist.

Will I have a drain?

Usually not, but in cases of excessive bleeding, a drain will be necessary. This will be removed in a few days post-operative.

Will my health insurance cover this procedure?

In most cases, they do not cover this procedure.

How long is the recovery?

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery is not very hard.You can go home in about 2-3 hours of the surgery. Swelling after surgery is common. Depending on the individual’s health condition and lifestyle, the full recovery may take about two weeks. You can resume daily activities after that.

How long does the surgery take?

Gynecomastia surgery usually takes between 2-3 hours, or depending on the amount of fat to be removed.

Am I More Prone To Develop Gynecomastia If I Am Overweight?

Obesity and gynecomastia are not co-incidental but excessive weight gain or greater increase of fatty tissues can lead to this condition. In this case, prevention is better than cure.

Is There A Relationship Between Gynecomastia And Drugs Or Medications?

Yes. Gynecomastia may occurs because of certain drugs or medications.

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