Gynecomastia is a medical term for the enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in men and boys. The condition itself is not a health risk nor should be a cause for concern. However, most men with gynecomastia feel ashamed of their bodies and suffer from low self-esteem due to this physical manifestation. A male breast reduction surgery will remove any extra tissue or skin and create a more masculine frame.
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About Male Breast Reduction
Although it is not often talked about, gynecomastia affects men across the country. Male breast reduction is used to treat gynecomastia, an ailment that is characterized by over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. This condition may be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, disease or certain drugs.
Male breast reduction or gynecomastia excision is frequently performed for men who have excess breast tissue, fat or skinny. The technique for this procedure will vary depending on the amount of breast tissue and ptosis of the nipple.
Frequently, efforts are made to minimize scarring on the male breast as this is an area that is visible on the beach or while playing sports.
This procedures is frequently performed with the use of liposuction for mild or moderate cases. Patient who have a small core of breast tissue can have this removed by a novel approach with use of a combination of ultrasonic Lycos suction as well as the use of a cartilage braider to remove this core of tissue. This procedure eliminates the need for significant scarring around the areola which will help lead to a more pleasing cosmetic result. More extensive cases can require a more formal breast reduction procedure and sometimes even a free nipple graft.
What Causes Male Breasts?
Believe it or not, Gynecomastia is caused by an affliction of the endocrine system that leads to the inflation of male breast tissue. As a result, the increase in male breast size tends to round out the masculine frame, making it appear more feminine. There are many circumstances and scenarios that can trigger this condition, including the following:
- Alcohol and particular recreational drugs
- Natural aging
- Herbal products or supplements
- Specific medications
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Klinefelter disease
- Overproduction of estrogen
- Thyroid problems
- Innate hormone changes and imbalances
Overall, this condition has the potential to adversely affect a man’s self-assurance, leaving him insecure about his own body. Men suffering from Gynecomastia tend to avoid social outings that involve either swimming or going to the beach out of shame for their enlarged breasts. However, the effects of Gynecomastia can be fixed with a gynecomastia surgery, otherwise known as a male breast reduction procedure.
Issues Addressed By Gynecomastia Treatment