Has anyone heard the word “male boobs?” Some people might also laugh reading and listening to this word. Well, ladies and gentlemen let me tell you that male boob is scientifically known as “Gynecomastia.” A lot of men suffer from this condition globally leading to embarrassment and isolation in their social life, however now no need to compromise due to advancements in medical field it can be treated successfully through cosmetic surgery all over the world. To hide his manly boobs, WWE champion and Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock” had undergone the male breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia is a swelling of the breast tissue in men or boys, caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. About 50% of men and even teenage boys have enlarged breast and they can interfere with the quality of life that a man has due to the psychological impact. At the same time, it is also seen that 90% of the cases gets resolved by its own over a period of time.
Reasons for Gynecomastia:
- Your testosterone levels have increased as you age and your estrogen levels have increased too high due to excess fat tissue
- An overactive thyroid gland can cause enlarged breast in man
- Sometimes, a tumor may cause gynecomastia
- Vitamins and mineral deficiency or calorie malnutrition may cause breast enlargement
- Gynecomastia can be caused due to liver or kidney problem
- Use of body building steroids can also result into enlarged breast
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess of localized fat
- Development of excess glandular tissue
- Combination of both fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally or bilaterally
- In severe cases, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause sagging and stretch the areola
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. With the help of a skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon, you can restore a naturally masculine appearance to your chest. Today’s advanced techniques allow for a short surgery, quick recovery, and virtually invisible scars.
A male breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to chest. In India, an average of Rs. 1.5 to 2.0 lakhs is charged for this treatment while in United States the cost comes up to Rs. 5.0 lakhs.
Liposuction: this is used to remove excess fat tissue
Excision: this technique is recommended to remove excess skin or glandular tissue. It is also necessary if the areola or the nipple is repositioned to give a more natural masculine contour.
Sometime gynecomastia is treated using both liposuction and excision depending on the case to case basis. The liposuction and excision technique is done under local or sedation anesthesia.
After male breast reduction surgery, you may notice an immediate improvement in the shape and appearance of the chest. You may feel sore for few days, pain is usually minimal. Patients healing procedure is quick and most patients are ready to return to work just after a few days. Some men experience a loss of sensation in the treated areas, but this is almost temporary.
Choosing a qualified cosmetic surgeon:
It is important to select a well qualified and trained cosmetic surgeon with rich expertise in handling male breast reduction surgery who can perform the procedure safely and achieve the result you desire. He should explain you about the procedure in detail and also answer your queries. In addition to that, he should be able to tell how the new look of your chest will be, recovery time from surgery and post surgery guidance.
To conclude, it is important that person who wants to undergo breast reduction surgery should undergo the surgery only once they are satisfied and all their concerns are addressed properly by the cosmetic surgeon. Finally, it is most important for individual with gynecomastia not to isolate himself, rather just give a call to cosmetic surgeon who can resolve his issue efficiently.
Get a free Consultation
Contact us at +91 9920576806 OR fill in the form below
Radha K. Iyer is a contributing writer on Treatum Blog. When she is not writing, she can be found reading health and food blogs or experimenting with her culinary skills.
Disclaimer: The entire content of this article is for information purpose only and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. It is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem and disease.