Gynecomastia : Male Breast Reduction Surgery
GYNECOMASTIA : MALE BREAST ENLARGEMENT in Chino/ Chinohills . California
Although men do not undergo cosmetic surgery as much as women, they are none the less highly self-conscious of anything that may affect their sense of manhood and masculinity. Excess male breast tissue ranks right up there and can be quite psychologically and socially traumatizing. A male chest is meant to have firm pectoral muscles, not flabby breast tissue.
Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of female-like breast tissue in boys and men. It usually occurs around puberty, but can occur in all age groups, even in the elderly. Although the pre puberty Gynecomastia, before age 16, usually resolves spontaneously, the adult type often requires treatment. The cosmetic aspect of Gynecomastia affects a patient’s self confidence and often limits their social and physical activity. Teenagers and men suffering from Gynecomastia often feel embarrassed, confused or scared. They may resort to crash diets, frantic exercise schedules or just try to hide it with loose clothing. Before any of you male readers get too freaked out, you should know that Gynecomastia is a benign condition, it is not cancer, and it is treatable.
Gynecomastia may affect one or both sides of the chest and can present in different degrees, from a mild fullness under the nipple (puffy nipple Gynecomastia), to a severe form where full female breast-like tissue develops. The direct cause is an abnormal increase in the ratio of estrogen with respect to testosterone. So, either there is not enough testosterone or too much estrogen is being produced. Although, many cases are idiopathic, (of unknown cause), there are many known reasons for this condition, including but not limited to prescribed medications, illegal drugs (e.g. marijuana), anabolic steroids, hormone-producing tumors, liver disease, alcoholism and obesity.
Obesity happens to be one of the more common causes of Gynecomastia. Although just gaining weight can add an extra layer of fat on the chest area; the fatty tissue also produces the female hormone, estrogen, which directly promotes breast tissue growth.
While diet and exercise may help with loosing the fat, once the breast tissue develops it does not go away on its own by losing weight or even with vigorous exercise.
Surgery remains the main treatment option for the most definitive results.
Male breast reduction surgery is the fifth most commonly performed male cosmetic procedure and is becoming more and more popular.
Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction surgery) and chest sculpting involves a combination of liposuction and sometimes gland removal. The chest skin usually shrinks and adapts back. The procedure is performed through very small incisions with scars that are barely perceptible and usually takes about 1-2 hours. In a few patients, a skin tightening and lifting may be necessary. Afterwards you are asked to wear a compression shirt and usually can resume normal daily activity in a few days.
Following the removal of the extra breast tissue a more masculine chest contour is achieved and the sense of masculinity & self confidence are restored!