What is the Age Limit for Gynecomastia Surgery?

The medical term gynecomastia originates from the Greek word for “woman-like breasts.” This condition, which men often feel too embarrassed to speak about, affects almost 40 to 60 percent of men. It can affect one or both breasts and can occur because of multiple reasons.

Age Eligibility for Gynecomastia Surgery

Men who feel particularly stressed about their large breast size, but have reached a point where breast development has stopped, should look into gynecomastia surgery. While the procedure can be performed on adolescents too, there are high chances that they will need a follow-up procedure if their breasts continue to develop.

What is the Lower Age Limit for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Usually, cosmetic surgery has an age restriction, as to how old or how young a patient should be, to undergo gynecomastia surgery in India.Boys below the age of 18 should abstain from having cosmetic surgery, unless of course, it has a corrective agenda.

In that case, it won’t be regarded as cosmetic surgery but as a reconstructive or corrective surgery. It is also because a young man has not fully crossed through puberty until after 18, so he has to wait and see how his body changes before going under the knife.

What is the Upper Age limit for Gynecomastia Surgery?

The only restriction on gynecomastia surgery that has a significant impact on people who fall in the older bracket, would be the overall health of the patient and any other potential problems that the surgery may cause. There are a number of patients of 70 and above who have been able to enjoy fulfilled lives after having gone under the knife, for cosmetic reasons.

More about Gynecomastia Surgery

Male Breast reduction surgery removes the fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases even removes excess skin, creating a chest that’s flatter, firmer, and better contoured.

How is the procedure performed?

Surgery for gynecomastia is most of the time performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery itself usually takes about an hour and a half to complete and is usually performed under general,or in some cases,under local anesthesia plus sedation.

If the cause of the breast enlargement is excessive glandular tissue, it will be cut out. The incision is made in a location where it is not easily visible. It is either on the edge of the areola or may be in the underarm area. The surgeon works through the incision and extracts the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin around the areola and also from the sides and bottom of the breast.

Gynecomastia surgery

can help the patient redeem his fledgling morale and bring back lost confidence. So, a man no longer has to hide behind hideous clothes in order to hide his body, gynecomastia surgery can help him overcome all that and more with aplomb.