Gynecomastia: Man Boobs And How To Get Rid Of Them

For many men who suffer from gynecomastia or man boobs, the idea of a manly, defined chest is hugely out of reach. This does not have to be the case, however, as cosmetic surgery can help you get rid of gynecomastia, reducing the weird man’s boobs. It might be controversial to have excess breast tissue since, as guys, we’re supposed to have strong pecs. Pink Apple Aesthetics, Bangalore is one of the best solutions for you if you’re having trouble with this and want to make a change, and we’re here to answer any issues you may have.

What is gynecomastia?

You’ve probably heard of gynecomastia, but what exactly is it? Excess breast tissue in boys or men is known as gynecomastia. You may feel pain or lumps under the nipple. There are a variety of causes for this, including weight gain, liver illness, and drug usage, but the most prevalent is a hormonal imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. The condition is most common in newborns and males in their teenage years, and it may arise due to hormonal swings, which is very normal; however, other factors may create this illness. This problem is not caused by a male body being overweight, nor does it go away by completing activities or losing weight. Gynecomastia is not a life-threatening disorder or a significant problem, but more of a socially embarrassing problem.It can cause pain in both men’s and boys’ breasts, which normally goes away with time, but if it persists, drugs and surgery are explored

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Understanding the Causes of Man Boobs

Understanding these factors may help us identify the best solution to this situation. The following are some of the most common reasons:

  1. Hormonal Discordance A shift in hormones is a major cause of manboobs (gynecomastia in males). More feminine hormones (estrogen) and fewer male hormones (testosterone) are usually involved. This can result in gynecomastia. This is common in adolescent boys and elderly men, particularly those aged 50 to 69.
  2. Obesity Extra body fat frequently accumulates in the chest. This has the potential to increase the size of the breasts. Doctors refer to this as pseudo-gynecomastia. Even if you gain weight, hormonal imbalances can lead to gynecomastia, which causes male breasts to become even larger.
  3. Aging As men get older, their testosterone levels tend to drop. This might make estrogen levels go up. This imbalance can lead to manboobs.
  4. Medical Conditions Certain health problems, like liver or kidney disease, thyroid disorders, or genetic problems (such as Klinefelter syndrome), can cause man boobs.
  5. Medications Some drugs, particularly those with estrogen, can lead to man boobs. Other drugs, like those used against testosterone, steroids, HIV drugs, and anxiety medications, can also cause the problem.
  6. Idiopathic In the majority of cases, there may be no specific cause for gynaecomastia.

Gynecomastia Symptoms

For many people, gynecomastia has very few symptoms other than the swelling of the breast tissue in one or both breasts. The breasts may also be tender to the touch, or the nipples may get irritated when clothing rubs up against them. However, this is more common in adolescents who are going through puberty than it is in older people.

If you have rapid swelling of your breast tissue, nipple discharge, or bleeding, it is important to see a healthcare provider. These symptoms are not typical of gynecomastia and could be a sign of a more serious condition.

Even if you do not find the swelling bothersome, you should still have a healthcare provider assess your breasts since gynecomastia can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying health condition. For instance, 10% to 40% of men with hyperthyroidism have gynecomastia, and 10% of people with testicular tumors have gynecomastia.

Why does gynecomastia need treatment?

Treatment begins with an assessment of the symptoms, followed by a medical exam that includes a careful examination of your breast tissue, abdomen, and genitals; basic blood tests; and an ultrasonogram. Rarely, gynecomastia in the elderly with a lump in the male breast associated with other symptoms like pain and nipple discharge requires further tests.
In some cases, gynecomastia can be cured without treatment if the patient discontinues taking medications that cause breast enlargement. If gynecomastia is caused by an underlying condition such as hypogonadism, malnutrition, or cirrhosis, that condition may require treatment

Surgery Options

Gynecomastia management options are

  • Liposuction and high-definition contouring: This procedure removes excess fat in the chest and the breast gland through miniature cuts made at strategic points. It is then combined with liposuction around the muscle borders to give a high-definition muscular look.
  • Mastectomy: This surgery removes the breast gland tissue.

Mastectomy: This surgery involves removing the breast gland using a small cut and is done mostly in combination with liposuction.
Nipple and areola correction: The size of the areola is also corrected to male pattern and size if it is larger than normal.

Is the surgery safe?

Gynecomastia surgery is generally very secure, with rapid recovery times. However, problems might arise even when the patient and surgeon take every precaution. Complications include bruising, bleeding, fluid collections, contour abnormalities, loss of nipple skin, obvious scars, numbness of the nipples, inverted nipples, loose breast skin, and asymmetries. Excellent results demand a high level of surgical expertise and pre/postoperative treatment.

Gynecomastia returns after surgery.

No, it does not. However, if the person acquires too much weight, some rise in chest size is to be expected. A healthy and fit lifestyle will keep you in shape for a long period.

Recovery after procedure

  • It’s a daycare procedure that means you can go back home the same day.
  • You will need to wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks.
  • Take antibiotics and painkillers as per your doctor’s advice .
  • Avoid any strenuous exercise like running ,gym workouts for 4-6 weeks.

Why Choose Pinkapple Aesthetics for Your Gynecomastia Surgery?

Many men see the benefits of cosmetic surgery to remove excess breast tissue, restoring their confidence levels and comfort in their bodies. It is recommended to discuss all your concerns before making a positive change in your life. If you are thinking of the surgery, Dr Pinky Devi Ayyappan is a highly trained breast surgeon with extensive experience. So, feel free to call +91 9353180826 to book an appointment to discuss your gynecomastia options, including non-surgical treatments.

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