Gynecomastia (Male Breasts) Correction Surgery


Ideally, the male chest is muscular and well defined. It signifies strength and masculinity. Sometimes, for various reasons, the male breast becomes fatty and begins to sag. Instead of a healthy masculine look, the man is left with an unhealthy, out of shape, feminine look. Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Male) is the abnormal development of large mammary glands & excessive fat deposits in males resulting in breast enlargement. The condition can occur physiologically in neonates (due to female hormones from the mother), in adolescence, and in the elderly. In adolescence and elderly, it can be an abnormal condition associated with disease or metabolic disorders, or it can be due to generalized obesity. In adolescent boys the condition is often a source of distress, but for the large majority of boys whose pubescent gynecomastia is not due to obesity, the breast development shrinks or disappears within a couple of years. The causes of common gynecomastia remain uncertain, although it has generally been attributed to an imbalance of sex hormones or the tissue responsiveness to them; a root cause is rarely determined for individual cases. Approximately 5-10% cases of gynecomastia are due to drugs specially steroids, aldactone (spironolactone) or some cardiac drugs like digoxin. Un-prescribed steroid intake by bodybuilders for rapid development of muscular mass is now a day commonly seen in this group of patients. Breast prominence can result from hypertrophy of breast tissue, chest adipose tissue (fat) and excessive skin, and is typically a combination. The good news is that with modern plastic surgery, gynecomastia can be effectively treated so that you no longer have to be embarrassed to take your shirt off. The treatment of gynecomastia depends on what is causing the problem. The three components of gynecomastia are 1) excess fat, 2) excess breast tissue, and 3) excess skin.
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