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Gynecomastia – Phobia in Reality

Gynecomastia is reported and nearly seen among one in three men. Though it is not a great health issue it can cause psychological disturbances in many.
The physiologic form of gynecomastia is usually adolescent/pubertal in onset. However, there is an increase in population with adult’s gynecomastia.
The cause of pubertal gynecomastia is usually hereditary and mostly involves the hormonal changes occurring during the adolescence. Whereas the cause of adult gynecomastia is due to decrease in the male hormone as they age or liver disorders due to alcoholism and certain drugs. The bodybuilders with gynecomastia is another form where they are forced to be on high testosterone phase which develops due to dieting and severe exercise, anabolic steroids and also oral supplements.

How (gynecomastia) male chest affects a man?

When a teenager develops gynecomastia it is more traumatizing than in an adult. They are unaware that our lifestyle changes, ageing processes and common medications may all play a major role in the development of enlarged male breasts which requires surgical correction to restore the masculine and a chest which appears more flat. It always makes a man feel odd and awkward to have a puffy chest. They are confused and don’t know where to seek for help when they notice their condition. They will retreat for athletic activities and in extreme cases, from family and friends too.

Why men choosing (gynecomastia) male breast correction?

  • About 30-50% men feel the embarrassment in silence and. Moreover they feel it is much better to get a plastic surgery done for getting a flat masculine chest rather suffering in the dark.
  • Afraid of wearing a tight outfit and to choose swimming as a workout.
  • Men wanting to lose weight but scared of chest fat which will become even more prominent after weight loss and does not respond to weight loss protocols.
  • Boost up the confidence.
  • Increase the self-esteem.

Treatment options for gynecomastia:

Gynecomastia often goes away without treatment. Hormonal therapy is advised after an opinion from an endocrinologist if necessary. Surgical intervention is often recommended in cases where the problem becomes more prominent or develops tenderness or even becoming a matter of stress and embarrassment.

Benefits of surgery for gynecomastia:

  • Minimal invasive technique under general anesthesia/sedation.
  • Reduces chest fat and gland – permanently [unless you gain weight drastically].
  • Relieves tenderness after gland excision.
  • Tightens the skin.
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