Male Breasts Or Gynecomastia— Causes And Cure

Usually Gynecomastia can be temporary, most significantly with pubertal hormone fluctuation that lasts as long as 1-3 years with a protrusion in the chest appearing as breasts, which can be firm and with or without the presence of lymphatic nodes. The problem resolve on its own as the hormone levels stabilise with time and the chest flattens up.

A lot of men suffer this problem by hiding it behind denial, baggy clothes, a secluded lifestyle and low self-esteem. However, a problem like male breasts does interfere wayward events because it is just not normal for a man to have breasts.

Gynecomastia is not a disease to be cured, this but a genetically inherited hormonal disorder which does no particular harm to the body except for making the sufferer self conscious. There can also be nipple sensitivity, pain and tenderness too, but rather uncommonly. Shit happens when male androgen hormones are exceeded by female steroids that is supposed to be present in the male body but only at a dormant level. Surgery is the one and only conclusion of this syndrome, medications might not prove as helpful.

Excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs like LSD, marijuana and usage of steroids can be responsible for causing gynecomastia too. Older men, with decreased secretion of testosterone and hormonal imbalance, patients of prostate cancer are prone to gynecomastia. 

Pseudo-gynecomastia comprises only breast tissue and chest fat without any glandular presence or milk production; it is like any body part, which is accumulated by subcutaneous fat. It can be tried and prevented by exercise and diet but subcutaneous fat is stubborn and liposuction is the best answer as far as cosmetic surgery can provide. The treatment is safe, effective and permanent, whereas, it can come with some temporary bruises and scars as well.

Gynecomastia Treatment

The cause of your gynecomastia will determine the treatment. Although it may be difficult, you should talk about the issue with family and friends. Consider seeing a therapist, talk and know more about your exact problem and determine a solution. Luckily, for a majority of pubescent boys, the breasts shrink away within a couple of years due to stabilization of hormonal levels.

Open/Direct gland removal is done to remove the breast glands. It is performed under general anaesthesia and is a simple procedure. The surgery requires open dissection of the nipple-areola complex to access the glands. The incision is made around the areola, interface of the areola and the chest is a fine place to camouflage a scar. The breast gland is removed from the roots. The surrounding fatty tissues can be flattened with liposuction.

Chest fat removal surgery can be most efficiently carried out by Vaser liposuction, which is a minimally invasive surgery. The Vaser lipo equipment uses ultrasound frequencies to vibrate into the fatty layers of tissues via a cannula tube, a thin steel straw like equipment that inserted into the chest fat through 2mm wide incisions.

The fourth generation Vaser Hi Def liposuction provides a body sculpting after the chest fat removal be done. It can make superficial grooves in the chest and abdomen and make up for an artificial six-packs or a well-defined torso that can be maintained with diet and exercise and formed into an original one.

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