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Gynecomastia Surgery In India

July 23, 2024

Gynecomastia, the enlargement of male breast tissue, can be a source of physical and emotional discomfort for men of all ages. It affects millions of people across the world, and while medications are prescribed for managing mild cases, severe cases often require surgical interventions.

Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery offers a safe and effective solution to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour. At Handa Aesthetics, our objective is to help you reclaim your confidence with the right treatment for your gynecomastia.

This comprehensive guide will explore all the details you need to know about undergoing gynecomastia surgery and determining whether you are a good fit for the treatment.

Who Are Eligible Candidates For Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia involves many factors that you must consider in real-time. Not every man with enlarged breasts is a candidate for the surgery since there are a variety of factors involved.

Following are a few factors to consider:

Type of gynecomastia

Not many individuals know this or are aware of this. Still, gynecomastia can be categorized into multiple categories, including glandular (excess glandular tissue), fatty (excess fat tissue), or mixed (combination of both). Surgical interventions are usually effective for individuals with glandular or mixed gynecomastia cases.

Severity of the enlargement

The degree of breast enlargement determines the surgical approach. Mild to moderate cases may benefit from liposuction, while severe cases might require tissue excision (surgical removal) alongside liposuction.

Underlying chronic ailments

If you are already diagnosed with certain medical conditions and receiving treatment for them, that’s another factor that could limit the surgery.

Having realistic expectations

It's crucial to understand that surgery aims to improve chest contour rather than create a perfectly sculpted physique. Open communication with your doctor ensures you know the potential outcomes. This is something we prioritize at Handa Aesthetics too.

Psychological well-being

Most men considering the “man boobs surgery” are already in emotional distress and have low self-esteem and confidence, due to which they are considering the surgery in the first place. Hence, it makes sense that evaluating the patient’s psychological well-being before the surgery is an absolute must.

An initial consultation with our leading cosmetic surgeons at Handa Aesthetics and Plastics should help you determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the surgery.

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What Gynecomastia Surgery Can and Can’t Do?

We briefly discussed the importance of having realistic expectations from gynecomastia surgery. Regarding that aspect, it's crucial that we determine what the surgery can and can’t do for you.

What Surgery Can Do?

  • Reduce breast tissue - Surgery removes excess glandular tissue or fat, resulting in a flatter chest.
  • Improved chest contour - The procedure sculpts the chest for a more masculine appearance.
  • Enhanced self-confidence - By addressing physical discomfort and improving aesthetics, surgery can significantly boost self-esteem and quality of life.

What Surgery Can’t Do?

  • Help you lose weight—If you consider gynecomastia surgery a mode of weight loss, that’s not the case. It is not a weight loss solution. If weight gain is contributing to the enlargement of the breast tissues, prioritizing weight management is necessary alongside the surgery.

  • Stretch marks andscars - While techniques minimize scarring, some scarring is possible, especially in severe cases. Stretch marks might also be present.

  • Nipple sensitivity - Temporary changes in nipple sensation, including numbness or tingling, can occur.

These are some crucial aspects of the surgery that will be discussed at length at Handa Aesthetics.

How to Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Once you have received a formal diagnosis of gynecomastia and you are considering treatment to reverse the symptoms, surgery is a viable option. But what are the steps involved in the surgical intervention?

Pre-operative consultation

Before you even get the surgery, a comprehensive evaluation is necessary. This is when you will discuss your symptoms with our cosmetic surgeons, analyze your physical and emotional well-being, and then determine the ideal date for the surgery.

Comprehensive testing

Following that initial consultation, you will need to undergo proper testing and evaluation to determine whether you are physically in the best shape to undergo the surgery. This involves a series of blood and imaging tests.


If you are on certain medications for treating your underlying health complications, like blood thinners, etc., you will need to stop taking them a week or more before the surgery. It helps to reduce potential postoperative complications.

Dietary and lifestyle adjustments

Maintaining a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet and staying well-hydrated are essential for preparing your body for surgery.

Besides these, you will be asked to stop ill habits like smoking and drinking alcohol a few weeks before the surgery.

What is the Procedure of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia treatment and surgery are performed under anesthesia, given its severity. The specific surgical technique depends on the type and severity of gynecomastia.

Following are a few options worth highlighting:


If the severity of gynecomastia is mild and the enlargement of the breast tissue isn’t obvious, liposuction is the most common treatment route. It uses a cannula to suction out and discard the excess fat from the chest area.


For glandular tissue or severe cases, surgical excision removes tissue directly through incisions placed strategically to minimize scarring.

Combination technique

Often, liposuction and excision are used to address both fat and glandular tissue. This kind of surgical intervention is done in extremely severe cases of gynecomastia in the patient.

How is Recovery after Gynecomastia Surgery?

Once you have undergone gynecomastia surgery, what are the follow-up steps that help the patient’s recovery?

Following the surgery, you will likely experience a myriad of temporary complications, such as swelling, bruising, discomfort, etc. Our leading cosmetic surgeons at Handa Aesthetics will walk you through comprehensive post-surgical instructions that you need to follow.

Here’s a breakdown of a few considerations that aid in the recovery process:

  • Compression garment – You will be advised to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after the surgery to help with the swelling and support the healing process.

  • Rest and activity preferences—Strenuous physical activities are banned for the first few weeks after the surgery. You can indulge in gentle movements like walking to keep yourself active. Rest is highly recommended for quicker recovery.

  • Follow-up appointments - Regular follow-up appointments allow your doctor to monitor your progress and eliminate potential concerns.

  • Resuming normal activities—It will take a few weeks (at least 2-3) before you can return to normal activities like exercise, work, physical activities, etc.

Additionally, if you notice something amiss with your body, incisions, or the healing process, it is always recommended to consult your cosmetic surgeon without delay.

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What are the Risks Involved in Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, when done by the best gynecomastia surgeon, comes with minimal risks. However, ensuring that the patient has comprehensive knowledge about the surgery and the risks is vital to enable the patient to make informed decisions on whether or not to undergo the procedure.

Some of the potential risks associated with the surgery include:

  • Bleeding Hematoma
  • Adverse Reactions to Anesthesia
  • Asymmetry (unevenness in chest contour)
  • Skin Discoloration or Numbness
  • Nipple Retraction (inverted nipples)
  • Unrealistic Expectations

What are Some Questions to Ask your Gynecomastia Surgeon?

As you are set for the gynecomastia surgery, some questions might be picking at your mind. It is always ideal for you to get those queries cleared.

Some of the questions worth asking are:

  • What kind of surgical approach will I undergo for the condition?
  • Will I be able to undergo the surgery with chronic ailments?
  • Are there risks involved with the surgery?
  • Will the surgery make me look slimmer?
  • What can I expect from the surgery regarding scarring?
  • What are the estimated costs associated with the surgery?
  • Can I see before and after images of similar cases you have done?

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What is the Cost Breakdown of Gynecomastia Surgery?

The gynecomastia surgery cost in India is usually between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 2,00,000. However, you must consider that this cost breakdown is typically an average.

Some of the factors that influence the final price of the surgery include:

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Where are you getting the surgery?
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Type and complexity of the surgery
  • Tests and medications, etc.

At Handa Aesthetics, we offer transparent pricing for our gynecomastia surgery. There are no hidden costs, so you pay what you discussed during the initial evaluation with our cosmetic surgeon.

Why Choose Handa Aesthetics?

Handa Aesthetics is a pioneer in gynecomastia and other cosmetic surgeries in India. With a qualified and experienced team of surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities, our clinic is a one-stop destination for all your aesthetic enhancement needs.

Following are a few reasons why our patients trust and recommend us for gynecomastia surgery:

  • Expertise and experience of the leading cosmetic surgeons in India
  • Get a personalized approach with the surgical plan
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities under one roof
  • Offer comprehensive consultation in one clinic
  • Exceptional results and a high success rate
  • Commitment to safety by adhering to strict safety protocols

Handa Aesthetics offers the expertise, personalized care, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to safety needed to achieve outstanding results in gynecomastia surgery.


Gynecomastia surgery can significantly improve the lives of men struggling with enlarged breasts. By understanding the procedure, its limitations, and the recovery process, you can decide whether it's right for you.

If you are considering undergoing Gynecomastia surgery from a leading cosmetic surgeon in India, we at Handa Aesthetics are here to extend our helping hand. We’d love to hear from you and discuss a treatment plan that restores your lost confidence. 

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