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Can surgery help getting rid of gynaecomastia?

Q: I am suffering from gynaecomastia. I want to go for surgery but have a few doubts. Are there different types of surgeries for this? Which is the best? What are the approximate expenses for these surgeries including any tests if required? Is the scar prominently visible after the surgery? How many days are required for recovery after the surgery? Can the patient be discharged on the same day? Is it very painful?

A:Enlargement of the male breast is not such a rare condition as thought of. Yes surgery is the only option to get rid of the problem. There are various options available but the most widely used is a combination of liposuction + gland excision which is performed by plastic surgeons. It is a relatively safe procedure if performed by trained people. We try to minimise the scars by placing them around the nipples so it is not seen. The pain is not too bad and no significant period away from work is needed. Just you will have to wear a pressure garment for the next three months to have a good result.

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