- An Overview
Some guys develop an abnormal breast which becomes their greatest displeasure.
Example is the abnormal enlargement of the breast or commonly known as gynecomastia.
In general, a normal male breast has fat and glandular tissue. Gynecomastia is
defined as an enlargement of breast due to excessive glandular tissue. It is reported that excess breast tissue
likely occurs on young male adults particularly during puberty period. In fact, seventy five percent of
gynecomastia cases are recorded to have happen in young males during their puberty age.
There are two ways to treat gynecomastia. One is to determine the cause and
eliminate it and the other is gynecomastia reduction through surgical excision. There are many causes of
gynecomastia, these are: Alcoholism, medication byproduct, low amounts of testosterone, renal malfunction,
testicular canceradrenal tumors, severe starvation, cirrhosis of the liver, hyperthyroidism, tuberculosis and lung
Most of the time, the cause of gynecomastia is unknown. However, there are also
many cases where gynecomastia develops due to the imbalance ofsex hormones estrogen as well as testosterone. There
are also cases where gynecomastia develops due to hereditary condition such as endocrine disorders and tumors.
Another factors affecting male breast enlargement are byproducts of some medicines use to cure chronic diseases.
Examples are blood pressure medicines, anti-depressant drugs andsteroids. Marijuana use can also trigger the
On the other hand, due to the increase number of gynecomastia cases, another
alternative treatment for gynecomastia was developed - itis gynecomastia reduction through liposuction.
Description of Gynecomastia Reduction
In this method, the surgeon uses a small cannula to remove the spare fatty tissues
in the breast. The incisions needed in this procedure are relatively small and will not likely to produce any
visible scar. The advantage of gynecomastia reduction through liposuction is that the patient can go back to work
one day past liposuction procedure. However, this cannot be applied in all
cases. Others may go back to work after 3 days to a week. The key is that, while they are in the process of healing
they should refrain from doing any strenuous activities to avoid complications.
On the other hand, gynecomastia reduction through surgical excision is performed
under local anesthesia. Usually, only small incision is needed to remove fatty tissues from the patient’s breast.
Some doctors would even let the tiny wounds to heal better bynot stitching the incisions. Finally, the patient can
already go back to work and perform ordinary practices two to three days past the surgery.
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