First thing after reading these big words will come in your mind is what is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is also known as gyno, Men Boobs, Male Breast Enlargement to be more precise, it is a condition where men develops breasts like women.

This happens when the production of estrogens increased or when production of androgen decreased or may be both. And yes males do produce some amount of estrogens. But how is it related to bodybuilding?

It is a well known fact that some bodybuilder use anabolic steroids for performance enhancement and Gynecomastia is one of the side effects of those steroids.

What really happens is that these anabolic steroids converts into compounds like estrogens due to such conversion estrogen level may increase which can act on breast tissue and result in enlargement of breast tissues once this enlarged tissue is formed, even after stoppage of the steroids, the original shape of the breast never return back and if steroids are consumed over a long period of time, it keeps on adding the fat and tissue resulting in increasing the severity of gynaecomastia.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF GYNECOMASTIA?

There are many products claiming effective treatment for Gynecomastia but unfortunately they don’t work. What ultimtely works is Gynecomastia surgery procedure (Vaser Liposuction and Gland Excision).

WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA PROCEDURE?

First marking is done on the chest and all the area from where the excess fat deposition and glandular breast tissueis present is marked in consultation with the patient .The anesthesia is administered and tumescent solution is infiltrated in the entire area. Through the small stab incision given around the nipple areolar region ( periareolar incision ). First with the VASER probe the tough fat and fibrous tissues is broken down by ultrasonic cavitation effect for proper contouring of the whole marked area of the chest, then the special liposuction cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by high negative vacuum suction machine. Suction is stopped when aspiration shows no fat coming out from the desired area. The chest skin is assessed by diminution in contour and by the pinch test.

The excess glandular breast tissue is removed through the same site by enlarging the incision. Sometime the areola is reduced if excess in size and skin excision is done if excessive loose skin is present in higher grade of gynecomastia. Most of the time there won’t be any loosening of skin after the VASER liposuction has been done as most of the skin retraction occurs with vaser.

While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, there will be fine small scar which fades over a period of time