What is the best option for getting rid of my Gynecomastia? (Photo)
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Gynecomastia treatment options
Naturally, weight loss is your first best option, but not always easy considering the social pressures felt in the gym. There are more options available, and best explored with a board certified plastic surgeon who can help you determine the course of action that works best for you.
Your gynecomastia is asymmetric and severe .you need an experienced surgeon.
Treatment of Gynecomastia
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Best Options for Gynecomastia
About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat #gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you.
Three options exist for surgery. Smaller procedures can actually be done in the office with light oral sedation. Adolescents frequently do better with a light general #anaesthetic.Twilight or IV sedation are another great choice. All procedures are outpatient either in the office or a certified outpatients surgery facility.
The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate. #Weight, and more specifically body mass index (BMI), need to be considered when deciding. For instance, studies have shown that patients with BMI > 30kg/m sq (placing them in the obese category) have a higher complication rate. Therefore, it is important for patients to be as close as possible to their normal body weight prior to surgery.
Not only will this decrease risks of complications, but will also enhance the aesthetic results. Further, normal body weight is different from one patient to another.
What to do
You gynecomastia seems to be a combination of an excessive fat distribution in your chest, excessive male breast glandular tissue and some skin laxity.
Even with aggressive liposuction treatment and possibly an open incision for possibly removing firm glandular tissue, you will still be left with some loose skin.
My suggestion is you talk to an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to see what your options are.
The very best outcomes may come from a two-stage procedure dealing with breast glandular tissue first and loose skin second.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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