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Gynecomastia – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Your self-confidence and masculinity as a man are symbolised by your chest. Every man wants his chest to be powerful and firm. But sometimes this desire can become a cause of concern if you have something called gynecomastia, or “man-boobs.”


Gynecomastia is a condition in men where they develop fat and swollen glandular tissue that mimics the appearance of female breasts. The degree of enlargement might vary from puffy nipples to pronouncedly larger breasts that resemble a woman’s. It typically causes humiliation, mental anguish, and an absence of confidence in boys and adult males. Gynecomastia in males can affect either one or both sides of the chest,

most cases being bilateral.


To hide the condition, some men might even avoid engaging in social gathering or activities. In the more severe kinds of gynecomastia, the weight of the additional breast tissue can stretch the areola (the black skin encircling the nipple) and droop the breasts. Surgery may be essential in some cases to correct the location or size of the areola.

Symptoms of Gynecomastia


Gynecomastia symptoms are often very prominent and observable, impacting one’s mental and physical well-being.


Noticeable oedema and development of breast tissue.
Sensitivity or discomfort in the breasts.
There’s a squishy, rubbery lump under the nipple.
Breast development may not be consistent.
People can feel embarrassed or self-conscious.
Breasts can vary in size, shape, and projection.


After puberty, hormone fluctuations stabilise, thus gynecomastia symptoms frequently go away on their own without the need for medical intervention. Many men are reassured by this that the issue usually disappears as they mature.


Causes Of Gynecomastia


The primary of all the possible gynecomastia causes is  the imbalance in the hormones testosterone and estrogen. It is the primary cause of enlargement and growth of breasts in males. Gynecomastia may occur as a result of:


Hormone levels can alter throughout puberty. Breast tissue development may result from a decrease in testosterone or an increase in oestrogen.
Gynecomastia in elderly men can be brought on by a decrease in testosterone levels and a simultaneous rise in levels of oestrogen.
Gynecomastia is often also a side effect of several medications, such as steroids and some antidepressants.
Being obese, liver disease,certain malignancies and hormone abnormalities are a few rare conditions that may cause gynecomastia.


Knowing these fundamental gynecomastia causes aids medical professionals in choosing the best course of action for gynecomastia. Seek advice from a healthcare provider if you have concerns.


Treatment For Gynecomastia


Comprehensive support for managing the symptoms of gynecomastia includes hormone therapy or medication, dietary and exercise changes, and monitoring during puberty. All of the problem’s physical and psychological components are addressed by these actions.


However, there isn’t one medically recognised gynecomastia treatment that can undo the increased glandular tissue and fat. A plastic surgeon can perform surgery to eliminate the glands and liposuction to treat it. Gynecomastia surgery flattens, improves, and sculpts the chest contours by decreasing the size of male breasts.


Often taking two hours to accomplish, gynecomastia surgery involves sedating patients and using either local or general anaesthesia. That same evening, you can expect to be sent home; it’s a day care procedure. The glandular tissue is removed by making a minor incision on the border of the nipple-areolar complex.


The incision merges with the areolar complex after healing, resolving the problem of visible scarring. Excision of the skin is required when a man has huge breasts. After the tissue is removed, the surgeon ensures that the contour lines being moulded on the individual’s body appear natural.


Liposuction For Treating Gynecomastia


Liposuction, which helps remove excess fat from the region, is frequently used together with other procedures as a part of gynecomastia treatment. Usually, liposuction is used to achieve an even, flat chest in pseudogynecomastia instances.  But frequently, there is both enlarged glandular tissue and fat tissue present, necessitating both excision and liposuction operations.


Following liposuction and the removal of excess tissue, the surgeon will suture the incision shut using surgical bandages, gel, and sutures. Any excess fluid in the system can be drained by leaving a drain pipe in place.


Why Choose Aestheticure


Your trustworthy option for surgical gynecomastia treatment is Aestheticure. A team of highly qualified and best gynecomastia doctors having expertise in male breast reduction procedures operate out of our esteemed facility. Modern facilities with state-of-the-art medical technology are available, guaranteeing our patients a safe and cosy environment.


We distinguish ourselves by using a customised strategy. Having successfully completed several gynecomastia treatments, we have a reputation for giving satisfied clients outstanding results.

Patient satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities at Aestheticure. Our competitive pricing and meticulous post-operative care are additional testaments to our commitment to providing top-notch gynecomastia surgery. Select Aestheticure for gynecomastia treatment if you want the best results and care.

Medically Reviewed By

Dr. Mitesh Bedi




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