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Gynecomastia

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Large or droopy breasts can leave a man very self-conscious. There might be genetic or medical reasons why you just can’t seem to shake the extra fat in this area, Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction will help. Some male breast reduction can be done with liposuction only but,in more severe cases, excision of excess skin may be needed in addition to debulking the breast tissue.

Why Do Some Men Suffer from Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia usually occurs due to hormonal imbalances. Men have both testosterone and estrogen hormones. When the levels of testosterone drop, it causes an imbalance towards higher estrogen levels. This can cause the growth of excess male breast tissue.

Hormonal imbalances can occur due to numerous factors. The use of steroids and medications for treating prostate problems, cancer, and AIDS can trigger them. Conditions like hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, liver failure, and kidney failure can also cause this condition, as can use of recreational drugs.

Regardless of the cause, gynecomastia leads to the growth of male breasts. Male breast reduction can be performed to correct this condition.

 

Is Male Breast Reduction the Only Treatment Option?

Non-surgical options should generally be considered before choosing male breast reduction. Changes in lifestyle can often address the condition. While there are some medications, they are not FDA approved and may not be helpful in many cases.

If you have tried non-surgical solutions without experiencing results, it’s time to consider male breast reduction. Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of large breasts in men, and it is the most effective solution for gynecomastia.

 

Who Can Opt for Male Breast Reduction?

Anyone who is suffering from gynecomastia and is concerned about the size of their male breasts can undergo this procedure. Gynecomastia may not cause any health problems. However, it can affect the appearance of a man and can make him feel embarrassed and self-conscious in social and intimate situations.

 

How Is Male Breast Reduction Carried Out?

The exact details of a male breast reduction vary depending on the composition of the tissues. While some men have too much fatty tissue, others have too much glandular breast tissue. It is often a combination of the two tissue types.

At the start of the procedure, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is administered. This ensures that the procedure will be painless and comfortable.

If there is too much fatty tissue, liposuction is carried out. This involves making a small incision and using a cannula (a thin tube with a sharp end) to remove excess fat via medical suction.

If there is too much glandular breast tissue, an incision is made and then excess glandular tissue is excised with a scalpel. Excess sagging skin is also removed. When required, the position of the nipple can also be adjusted.

At the end of the procedure, the incisions are closed with the help of surgical sutures and then dressed appropriately to prevent infection.

 

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