Gynecomastia: Yes, men suffer from breast issues too!

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October 4, 2017
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Gynecomastia is a condition where male have enlarged, female type breasts also called ‘moobs’. A large section of male population is suffering from gynecomastia. The reason for the development of enlarged breasts in male are obesity, heredity, hormonal, medicine, medical issues and lifestyle. This condition mainly occurs during puberty. Gynecomastia is usually not associated with any serious medical problems.

Gynecomastia in teenagers is referred as pubertal gynecomastia. It is a natural phenomenon. In most cases, it goes away as they enter adulthood. However, teen-age boys face bullying, lower self-esteem, social withdrawal and lack of confidence because of gynecomastia. Parents do notice their otherwise active teenager restraining themselves from swimming and other sports. Constant care, positive encouragement and support is needed from friends and family during this vulnerable period in the life of a teenage boy. The issue needs to be addressed. Specially with advancement in techniques in Cosmetic Surgery and effective results, it is safe to say that gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction can be performed to treat boys as young as 14 years old.

If you search for non-surgical solution for gynecomastia on internet, you will find various pills, body reshaping exercises, diet plans, chest binders or compression garments, essential oils and massage creams for male breast reductions. These alternative methods are usually of little help and to treat gynecomastia, surgery is the best option. The surgery is a combination of liposuction and gland excision.

Gynecomastia can effectively be treated through modern advances in plastic surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is fairly common for men of all ages suffering from such condition. The surgery can alleviate the physical discomfort endured and may also relieve social distress related to the gynecomastia condition. This safe surgical procedure helps in attaining a masculine chest that is well contoured, flat and firm.

The two biggest myths about cosmetic surgeries are: a) it is for women b) it is too expensive. The fact is cosmetic surgery is also for men and are no longer limited to the wealthy elite. Moreover, most plastic surgeons offer financing options.

Once you make your mind to undergo gynecomastia surgery, find a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Share your medical history, share your expectations and clear any doubts you may have. Before surgery your surgeon will suggest some lab tests. Avoid smoking and drinking. Male breast reduction surgery takes only couple of hours and is done either under general or in few cases under local anesthesia. It is a daycare surgery and you may leave the hospital on the same evening of the surgery. Post- surgery you may feel some pain or soreness. Incision care is required just like in case of any surgery. Scars are inconspicuous. Depending on your body type and scope of surgery, your doctor will advise you on how soon you can resume your regular activities and exercise and diet. Healing is quick. A compression vest or pressure garment is extremely important during the healing and needs to be worn for about 4-6 weeks. Results are ever lasting.

Gynecomastia surgery is for you if you desire that firm, well contoured manly chest by getting rid of female like breast.

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