Gynecomastia is a common problem, particularly in male babies, teenagers and older men. Many cases need no treatment; however if the man finds the problem distressing he may seek help to remove the breast tissue. If drug treatment fails or is not possible, surgery may be carried out. It is important that the man’s expectations and understanding of the procedure are fully discussed before the procedure. The most common surgery for gynecomastia is a mastectomy, most commonly carried out by a plastic surgeon. This procedure aims to remove most of the breast glandular tissue to try and keep the problem from coming back. Although the procedure is usually straightforward and safe with good long-term outcomes, there can be some side effects such as pain after gynecomastia surgery. After a full discussion with the surgeon, the man may or may not feel surgery is worth undertaking. Following the procedure, most men are happy with the results of the surgery and the appearance of their chest.
Gynecomastia does more than reduce back pain and make it easier to exercise. Men and boys who undergo breast reduction surgery after suffering from the condition often report soaring confidence and self-esteem. The surgery can be truly life changing for those who are self-conscious about their chest. Dr. Sajan is aware of the lingering psychological damage that often affects those who have suffered from gynecomastia, so it is no surprise to hear that his patients appreciate his compassionate, understanding treatment when undergoing this serious procedure.