How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia
How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia
Perhaps the word ‘Gynecomastia’ might not have been heard by several individuals. Well, let us see whether you can catch it with this phrase – growth of breast tissue in men or excess fat deposits on male chest. Yes, you got it right; Gynecomastia in other words is known as men breasts, or moobs or boobs in men or male breast enlargement. In the first place, before we begin to analyze the cause for its occurrence and dive into the details of methods to get rid of them, it should be clearly understood that Gynecomastia is not a life threatening issue and it is mostly considered as a cosmetic problem for men.It may affect one or both breasts. It can result in terrible embarrassment, teasing, and social trauma. Many will try to hide it with thick loose shirts, avoid bare chest activities like swimming, exercises etc and withdraw from public exposure.
- What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which excess growth of tissues in chest area is witnessed in men and thereby creating enlarged breasts. The occurrence of Gynecomastia is sometimes attributed to the hormone imbalances where estrogen gets enhanced and testosterone comes down. But in the recent times, Gynecomastia has affected several million of men and has made them battling against the problem without knowing that surgical solutions are easily available to get rid of them.
- Why can’t diet or exercise work?
But is it not possible to flatten the chest with muscles by indulging in balanced diet and workouts? Probably, it can be achieved only in very few minor cases where the case of male breasts is due to buildup of extra fat, but definitely not possible if the reason is attributed to glandular tissue increase. Remember hormonal imbalances causes Gynecomastia by enhancing glandular tissues and not the fat content. If your physician has found out the reason for Gynecomastia is due to hormonal imbalance, surgery is the viable way to rectify if, says a specialist surgeon associated with cosmetic surgery for male breast in Aurangabad.
- What is this surgery is about?
Dr. Bembde has evolved his surgery over the years of experience to maximize patient’s comfort and help early recovery. We use tumescent Liposuction technique which has distinct advantages of limited bruising and swelling. In addition, the surgery called male subcutaneous mastectomy, is conducted in some cases to remove the excess glandular tissues that lies beneath the male breasts. This need not be confused with total mastectomy that is conducted on women to eradicate the chances of breast cancer. In this procedure, a small incision is made around areola of chest area and the excess tissue is cut with a scalpel. As the surgery proceeds for couple of hours, it is usually performed under general anesthesia and overnight stay in hospital is required.
- What about the pain and recovery period?
Being a surgical procedure, it is normal to feel moderate pain, bruising and swelling in the sutured area for couple of days. To bring down the time taken for recovery, your surgeon would recommend you to refrain from strenuous activities at least for one month from the surgery. Although the natural looking chest can be achieved in couple of months, the scars may take around one year to lighten.
- Why can’t liposuction alone work in some cases?
As said before, if Gynecomastia is attributed only due to fatty tissues, your surgeon may consider only liposuction for flattening your chest. But if it is for glandular rubbery tissues along with extra fat, subcutaneous mastectomy along with liposuction is the surgical procedure of choice.
After surgery care:
It is a day care surgery. After the surgery the patient has to wear the elastic liposuction garment for about six to eight weeks for better surgical result. He can return to their daily activities after a week period.
Most of the swelling and bruising in the skin disappear during the first two weeks. Three weeks later, patients are able to resume their exercise or sports.
It is really a very simple but rewarding surgery for the male & it definitely boosts his confidence, body image & self respect.
Remember , no topical creams or solutions can help to cure gynecomastia.
So, if you have failed in treating Gynecomastia through diet & exercise perhaps you may need to undergo cosmetic surgery in Aurangabad under the safe hands of our surgeon. Schedule an appointment to ascertain your candidature and for knowing the possible outcome of the procedure.