What Men Need to Know About Gynaecomastia Surgery
by Freelance Writer Mark Wilston
Gynecomastia is a condition of breast development in male body. It is usually caused by the imbalance of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone in the man. On the other hand, this problem can be with men of any age and is most commonly seen in infancy and middle aged men. Imbalance in hormones can occur sue to various reasons and directly affects the breast tissue.
According to various studies this problem has affected almost third of the world’s men population. Further, it does not act as a threat to one’s health, but can lead to embarrassment and difficulties for a man to stand in social gatherings. But now there is a good news for all men suffering from this problem and that is you can go ahead with a surgery and other oral medications to permanently get rid of this problem says Dr Joseph Ajaka – a famous cosmetic surgeon.
This problem can be diagnosed after the thorough physical examination of the person and you can also be checked by performing various laboratory test to rule out significant problem.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia
There are various symptoms that can noticed and one of the most common ones is an enlargement of male breasts. As discussed above also that this problem is more connected with the heaviness of men’s breast, which is due to an enlargement in the glandular tissues rather than any fatty tissue problem. It usually occurs on both sides, but in some exceptional cases it can also be unilateral and it can be more on side as compared to the other. The another important symptom of this problem is that it makes your breasts rubbery with a feeling of tenderness and sensitivity and that too without any pain.
Risk Factors and Medication for Gynecomastia
Usually those males who are going through a puberty stage are more prone to the risk of gynecomastia. Other than that, it can also be seen in infants and aged male. In some exceptional cases it can be seen in the males who going through some specific disease of liver. Now there are various types of medications that are used very commonly to treat gynecomastia out of which one of the most common medication which is usually used in older men is testosterone replacement. It is effective only for old age people. Another common medication which is a therapy called SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator) is used to decrease the breast volume, but it does not completely remove all the breast tissue.
Many young men are suffering from this serious problem which further leads to disturbances in their behavior such as avoiding social gatherings, depression and much more.
Surgery Related Facts of Gynecomastia
There are various surgical facts related to the gynecomastia surgery and every man should know that. Basically, the primary motive of surgical treatment for this problem is to remove glandular tissues and contour the remaining fatty area so you can get better results after surgery with the proper masculine body. This type of surgery can be done in the form of liposuction which is a procedure to remove breast fat or with mastectomy, which is also a surgical procedure involving removal of tissue under the skin.
Mastectomy surgery is usually done using endoscopy, in which very small incisions are made and it also takes very less time to recover. Therefore, after the surgery if the tissue is still left, then you will be clearly able to feel that under the affected area. So it is very important for the surgeon to remove only a limited amount of tissue from the breast so that further contouring can look natural on the skin. In some special cases where drugs are not working on the patient’s body in reducing the size of enlarged breasts, then a reduction mammoplasty surgery is performed to achieve the desired results.
This whole procedure of surgery is conducted in a personalized manner and it can also be customized according to patient’s preferences. Doing these types of cosmetic surgeries is basically an art of contouring in a proper manner so that the patient can get satisfying and pleasing results.
Therefore, this is all about the facts of gynecomastia surgery, which every man should know and this is the most successful treatment used commonly by the men suffering from an enlarged breast size.