Sec 33-C, Landmark Hospital, Chandigarh, India
Dr. VD Singh
(Chief Consultant)

What is Gynecomastia?

  • Gyne = Female Like
  • Mastia = Breast

Gynecomastia is the term used for abnormal enlarged male breast. It is a common condition and affects more than 30 males.

Problems & Symptoms of Gynecomastia

During puberty and early adolescence there is abnormal collection of fat and glandular fibro-fatty tissue under the nipples and surrounding region. This makes breasts look larger than normal.

  • Enlarged breasts are the commonest symptoms. This can become embarrassing for young males especially at the swimming, gym and other activities requiring removal of shirts. Most males with enlarged breasts avoid wearing T-shirts and other tight clothing for social reasons.
  • Some also have pain and over sensitivity of nipples.
  • Mental tension and inability to concentrate on studies.
  • Postural problems like walking with forward droop.

Post Surgery (Pre & Post Results)

You are ambulatory or mobile on the day of surgery. Follow ups & dressings are done 3rd and 7th day. Long distance travel can be undertaken after 7 days. Heavy physical activities such as swimming or gyming are restricted for about 3 to 6 weeks, thereafter you can lead a normal active life.