Learn More About Gynecomastia So You Can Beat It

There are many men coping with the problem of gynecomastia, which results in the abnormal enlargement of the male breasts. This leads to embarrassment and loss of confidence. If you want to get rid of your gynecomastia, you can do so with the help of a skilled medical professional. Before that, it will be helpful to have a clear idea of what gynecomastia is and how it comes about.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that leads to the enlargement of tissues in the breast region. This mostly happens due to hormonal imbalances. When the hormones testosterone and estrogen fluctuate, it can result in gynecomastia. The condition may occur in one or both of the breasts.

It may happen in men of any age, from older men to newborns to boys going through puberty. The problem is not medically serious, but it can affect men emotionally due to the embarrassment it can cause.

Can Gynecomastia Result From Medications?

Certain medications lead to the condition of breast enlargement. Medications that are given during chemotherapy, tricyclic antidepressants, androgens, anabolic steroids, ulcer medications, and gastric motility medications can cause gynecomastia. Anti-androgens, which are taken by men to treat prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, and other conditions, also lead to gynecomastia.

Namely, some of these medications include Propecia, Proscar, and Aldactone. Gynecomastia sometimes also develops in men who are HIV positive and are going through the treatment regimen called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Some antibiotics and anti-anxiety medicines like Valium can also lead to the development of the condition.

What Are The Treatment Measures For Gynecomastia?

Like other conditions, gynecomastia can be treated. If you want to treat gynecomastia without surgery, you can do so under the supervision of your doctor, provided you have started your treatment at an early stage. Proper diet and exercise may help to normalize the enlarged tissue.

But if you want to get rid of gynecomastia quickly and effectively, you can do so with the help of male breast reduction surgery. Significant gynecomastia needs to be treated with the help of this procedure.

Male breast reduction can involve liposuction, glandular tissue excision, removal of loose skin, or a combination of these techniques. In liposuction, the surgeon will remove the excess fat surrounding the glandular tissue, which will be left unharmed.

If you have excess glandular tissue, liposuction will not be enough to achieve the desired results. Tissue excision with a scalpel will be necessary for the removal of glandular tissue. Excess skin can also be trimmed away using a scalpel.

Make An Appointment To Treat Your Male Breasts

If you are troubled by the appearance of your male breasts, it’s time to get rid of them under the guidance of a proper doctor. Don’t spend your days feeling embarrassed – take a step towards a better life by getting rid of gynecomastia.

Speaking with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pat Pazmiño, a skilled medical professional, is the best way to get started with male breast reduction. Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Pazmiño.