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Gynecomastia Reduction - An Overview

Gynecomastia Reduction | Plastic Surgery 

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 cancer.

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 condition.

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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