WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is a benign and harmless enlargement of the male breast giving a female breast like appearance. The Gynecomastia word is derived from the Greek words Gyne meaning woman and mastos meaning breast.

Generally, Gynecomastia is a cosmetic problem rather than any medical problem, it’s not a serious or any life threatening disease, but it can cause embarrassment and can cause social problem particularly in young males and boys.

SYMPTOMS OF GYNECOMASTIA

The most common symptom of the individuals with Gynecomastia is being self-conscious about the excessive enlargement of the breast like a female breast. The common complaints are social embarrassment, concern about awkward appearance (body image), and sometimes pain or discomfort.

The man boobs or Gynecomastia can present with discomfort and pain in the breast. It can be in one side of breast or both sides. The most common problem faced by men and boys is social embarrassment while exposing breast to their friends or in public.  Men and boys with Gynecomastia can have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed due to female like breast. Sometimes this physical deformity causes various behavioral modifications that can have numerous implications in the lives of the affected individuals.

Those who are affected start wearing loose clothing and also avoid exposure in showers, beaches and swimming pools. Any sports or activity which requires removal of one’s shirt, exposing the chest, the boy’s stops participating in those activities and start confining them.

REASON FOR GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is caused by physiological changes in which there is a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. The cause of this decrease can be conditions that block the effects of or reduce testosterone or a condition that increases your estrogen level. The estrogen hormone is responsible for excess development of glandular tissue. In obese individuals there can be fat deposition in the chest region giving the uncomfortable appearance and enlargement of the breast

SIGNS OF GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia can be presented as:

  • Excess fat deposits in the chest
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue

Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

Gynecomastia occurs physiologically in two thirds of normal males during the puberty and if it does not resolve by 17 years then it may persist into adolescence. This transient breast enlargement usually subsides spontaneously, but it may persist in adults  due to enlragement of breast tissue, excess fat deposits , or a combination of both. Because of adolescent or idiopathic hypertrophy, considerable psychological problems may arise.

TYPES OF MALE BREAST ENLARGEMENT

Gynecomastiais mainly of 3 types

  • True Gynecomastia or glandular hypertrophy is due to proliferation of ducts and periductal tissues.
  • Pseudogynaecomastia is due to deposition of fat tissue without much enlargement of the breast glandular tissue.
  • Mixed – which has both fat and breast tissue in variable proportion.

TREATMENT OF GYNECOMASTIA

It’s possible to get rid of man boobs by liposuction and gland excision which is a minimal invasive procedure.

We do liposuction by VASER TECHNIQUE and simultaneously through periareolar incision the extra glandular tissue is removed under local anesthesia

This procedure helps in achieving the following things

  • Reduces the chest fat content and remove the extra gland effectively
  • Tightens the skin,
  • Painless and secure
  • No admission or stay required
  • Sculpting the whole chest

The Gynecomastia surgery will achieve the following goals

  • Increase your self-esteem
  • Boost your confidence
  • Allow you to wear the clothes that you want
  • Give you that smart, professional image that matches your performance

*Disclaimer: Plastic and cosmetic surgery depends on person to person and their skin type, medical & health condition (Not Guaranteed).

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