Dr. Sreekar Harinatha specializes in male breast surgery (Gynecomastia) in Bangalore. He has authored over 40 scientific publications and also a highly acclaimed book titled: ‘The Male Breast: What you should know about Gynecomastia’. The Gynecomastia surgery excellence center at Contura Clinic in Bengaluru is spearheaded by the world-renowned and best in class board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sreekar Harinatha who is a leader in the treating gynecomastia. Dr. Sreekar’s Award Winning Gynecomastia Surgery Technique is a fast and safe male plastic surgery performed by our experienced team and setup at Contura Clinic, Bangalore, India.
Gynecomastia is an increasingly common problem among Indians. This is due to the increased occurrence, better awareness and also due to the availability of better treatment options than just excision(gland removal), which was followed until a few years ago. Now, the recommended treatment for any stage of gynecomastia is a combination of Liposuction and Excision, also known as Lipo-Excision.
With these techniques, all grades of Gynecomastia can be treated like the before and after pictures above.
While liposuction deals with the removal of the fat so that the chest is better contoured aesthetically; excision deals with the removal of the excess breast tissue. When used in combination, Lipo-Excision consistently yields excellent and predictable results.
Depending on the amount of breast tissue and the amount of loose skin on top of it, Gynecomastia is graded in three grades. They are Grades 1, 2A, 2B and 3 (Sometimes these are referred to as four grades, but technically they fit into these three grades).
Grade 1 is someone with a mild amount of breast tissue without any skin looseness. They sometimes just come with puffy nipples. Here are some examples.
Grade 2A is the presence of a moderate amount of breast tissue without loose skin. The size of the gland is bigger than in grade 1.
Grade 2B is where there is a moderate amount of breast tissue with some amount of extra skin.
Grade 3 is when there is a large amount of breast tissue with a lot of loose skin.
Dr. Sreekar Harinatha’s modified gynecomastia grading is now widely used and includes skin tone in the assessment of a patient. It is published in the prestigious Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery. It is as follows:
Grade IT: Small enlargement, no skin excess, and normal skin tone
Grade IL: Small enlargement, no skin excess, and poor skin tone (indicating laxity)
Grade IIAT: Moderate enlargement, no skin excess, and normal skin tone
Grade IIAL: Moderate enlargement, no skin excess, and poor skin tone
Grade IIBT: Moderate enlargement, minimal skin excess, and normal skin tone
Grade IIBL: Moderate enlargement, minimal skin excess, and poor skin tone
Grade IIIT: Marked enlargement, a lot of excess skin, and normal skin tone
Grade IIIL: Marked enlargement, a lot of excess skin, and poor skin tone
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Summary of Gynecomastia Surgery
Procedure time: 90 mins
Admission: Daycare basis (9 am to 6 pm)
Stitch Removal: No (Absorbable stitches)
Leave from Work: A total of three days including the day of surgery
Cost: Rs.55,000 plus 18% GST 9,900= 64.900 plus cost of the compression garment (around 2-3000): Total: Approximately 67-68,000