Gynecomastia is a common condition where the breasts of boys and men enlarge to resemble a woman’s
breast. This is due to the enlargement of the tissues in the male Chest.
Gynecomastia is seen in adolescent boys to be due to a source of distress; however these pubertal growths may go away after the onset without treatment.
Gynecomastia appears as Male breasts. Swollen glands are seen in the breasts. Also the chest becomes very tender and at times sore. The time you should seek professional help is when the swelling occurs, pain is felt, tenderness is felt or the nipples start to enlarge in one or both the breasts. Gynecomastia may be unilateral or bilateral, indicating either one or both the breasts as swollen. It could be a possible sign that the individual may have breast cancer (older men), this will be diagnosed by the doctor.
Testosterone and estrogen are both present in a male’s body, but the testosterone usually plays a dominant factor in the male’s body. When the Estrogen is more, the swelling in the breasts is visible leading to Gynecomastia.
Puberty, at this very tender age of growth the body’s hormones can be of varying levels.
This can mean a spurt in estrogen, but usually after the teenager grows up the hormonal levels equal again.
This clears the swelling.
Gynecomastia can arise due to many other conditions like metabolic disorders, side-effects of medication, too much indulging in alcohol, smoking, Illegal drugs and steroids, old age or a natural decline in the testosterone construction in one’s body.
Gynecomastia can be treated by two methods,
*Liposuction - In this procedure, the excess fat from the chest area is removed which will considerably reduce the size of the breasts.
*Mastectomy (Large Size) - In this procedure, the breast gland tissues are removed thereby removing the entire breasts. A small incision is made in the chest region and the tissues are removed which will leave very less scarring.
Gynecomastia Treatment - In just one day the entire fat will be removed through cannulas. But it will leave the skin loose, to prevent any further accumulation of serous liquid, you will have to wear a tight vest (pressure garment) for three months. Which will give a flat chest and good shape.