Why Males Suffer From Gynecomastia And How Surgery Can Help Reduce It?

Gynecomastia or men’s boobs is a condition in which there is a presence of excess or enlarged tissue that mimics the appearance of female breasts, and is most commonly found in young teenagers and older men. This condition is caused mostly due to hormonal imbalance or an accumulation of fatty tissue in the chest area. 


Gynecomastia can affect a large percentage of the male population throughout life and men with enlarged breast tissue may seek treatment to reduce the size of their chest. Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery is a liposuction technique that is performed by Dr. Mrinalini Sharma, Male Breast Reduction Surgeon in Delhi at Aestiva Clinic to combat excessive breast development in the male chest area. When gynecomastia first begins, breast pain can be unexpected. A chunk of fatty tissue may be the first sign of gynecomastia. The lump may feel delicate to touch as the swelling continues, but the sensitivity usually de-escalates. These lumps sometimes disappear over time but can also continue to grow, resulting in a very woman-like look to the male upper body, and sometimes even with diet and exercise, it never disappears. Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most familiar non-medical procedures for men. The overall result is to provide a more sculpted breast and chest area.


Gynecomastia only deals with the enlargement of the male breasts but there are grading systems designed to classify the various degrees of the condition such as:


Grade I – Slight enlargement without the excess breast tissue (less than 250 grams of breast tissue)

Grade IIa – Mild enlargement without extra skin (250-500 grams of breast tissue)

Grade IIb – Mild enlargement with minor excess skin (250-500 grams of breast tissue)

Grade III – Drastic enlargement (more than 500 grams of breast tissue) with grade I sagging

Grade IV – Sharp enlargement with grade II or grade III sagging.


At Aestiva Clinic, gynecomastia or Male Breast Reduction in Delhi is performed for managing all types of gynecomastia conditions, one can know more about the treatment by consulting Dr. Mrinalini Sharma at her plastic surgery clinic.


Gynecomastia or excessive breast development in males can be caused by:


  • An imbalance hormone-like excess estrogen production or low testosterone 
  • Weight gain or obesity
  • Medical condition 
  • Steroid consumption
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Hypogonadism
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Heart disease medications


Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery


  • Candidates must be in good psychological and physical medical health
  • Candidates should be at their absolute body weight
  • Candidates must have a positive perspective and logical expectations of what can be achieved with the help of surgery
  • Candidates who are seeking to remove unwanted fat deposits in their chest
  • Candidates who are looking to correct the shape and contours of the chest
  • Candidates who are seeking to restore symmetry to the chest area
  • Candidates who are looking for long-lasting results.


Note: In the majority of cases, excessive breast development is caused by extravagant fat deposit levels. But on the contrary, it can be caused either by hormonal imbalance or as a side effect by those taking estrogen to treat cancer or steroids in some cases. During adolescence, many men encounter changes because of increased hormones. Men suffer from a lack of confidence and are experiencing extreme discomfort. Men who encounter this condition may also experience breast pain as well as changes in the color or position of their nipples. The higher estrogen levels can trigger the male breast tissue to enlarge. Though gynecomastia does not impact health, it can be a concern with emotional ramifications.




Gynecomastia surgery is a therapeutic procedure used to treat the state of enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia surgery aims to restore normal male breast contour and correct deformities of the breast, nipple, or areola. This is generally achieved by removing the enlarged gland through excision. However, both liposuction and gland excision might be required to achieve the desired results based on the individual case of the candidate. After the surgery, the skin will normally pull back and tighten to create a nice chest form among the candidates with elastic skin. 

To know more about gynecomastia surgery cost in Delhi schedule an appointment at Aestiva Clinic. 

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