WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?
It is a medical term for male breast enlargement. It can happen at any age and it’s not always clear why. Some of the usual causes of this condition include hormonal changes, obesity, certain medications and other medical issues.
Both males and females have testosterone and estrogen hormones in their bodies. When these hormones are balanced the body works properly. When men have an imbalance of these hormones, they can develop gynecomastia-excess breast tissue. To be more precise, when the level of estrogen is too high in men’s bodies, the body increases the size of breast tissue.
The hormonal imbalance can be a common issue in puberty, and as the patient matures the size of the breast decreases. But when grown-up men experience a major drop in testosterone and develop gynecomastia, they can solve this condition with male breast reduction surgery.
WHAT IS PSEUDO-GYNAECOMASTIA?
Sometimes, men get enlarged breasts not because of the hormones, but because of excess fat. In this case, there is no excess breast tissue but breasts are still enlarged because of stored fat. This condition is called pseudo-gynaecomastia. In some cases, losing weight can solve the issue of enlarged male breasts. But if that doesn’t help, breast reduction surgery can be a suitable alternative.
BENEFITS OF MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
After seeing the results of the surgery which include a flatter, more defined chest most men increase their self-esteem and feel much better about their bodies. They can wear more flattering clothes and feel more confident in social interactions.
Once they eliminate the excess fat and breast tissue, men find it easier to do various physical activities. They feel more comfortable when doing some sports like running for example. This can keep men motivated to stay fit and maintain their firmer and nicely shaped figures.
The surgery can improve men’s posture because the removal of excess fat and breast tissue helps them to keep their spine straight and shoulders back. This way they can reduce the chronic neck and back pain they might have had before the surgery.
Perhaps the most important benefit of male breast reduction surgery is improved quality of life and mental and emotional relief. The surgery helps men feel like men again.