Gynecomastia Liposuction: When Is It Required?

Gynecomastia liposuction (also frequently referred to as male breast reduction) is the most common treatment for gynecomastia, a condition when a man develops abnormally large breasts that look like female breasts. Gynecomastia is not dangerous for physical health, unless it was caused by an underlying severe medical condition. However, mental health and the men’s self-esteem suffer a lot. Going to the beach or leaving home without a shirt are out of the question. Some men even have to wear a bra larger in size than their wives of girlfriends do. Gynecomastia liposuction helps get rid of these hateful boobs for good. In addition, men who have large areolas notice that after the procedures they diminish on their own because the skin on the chest tightened after the underlying cushion is removed. The good news is that gynecomastia liposuction is in a minor surgery. In most cases, a laser-assisted non-invasive liposuction surgery is used to reduce breasts, which results in no downtime and fast recovery.

It is important to differentiate bewteen true gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia in overweight male patients. In case if true gynecomastia, male breast reduction includes not just gynecomastia liposuction but also surgical correction of abnormally large mammal glands. In patients with pseudogynecomastia, mammals glands are of normal size and the problem may be resolved with just gynecomastia liposuction.

Gynecomastia Liposuction Generally, most people associate enlarged male breasts with overweight patients. Nevertheless, gynecomastia occurs not just in overweight patients bit also in in body builders and fitness instructors and in generally slim people (mostly, because of steroid abuse). This group of patients suffers most because large breasts on a slim muscular body look very unnatural. To some extent, being overweight conceals gynecomastia because enlarged breasts seem to be natural with the overall high body weight. There are many instances when visually enlarged breasts are formed by fatty tissues which the mammal glands of normal size, the so called pseudogynecomastia. In such cases, gynecomastia liposuction is sufficient for the treatment. In case of true gynecomastia gynecomastia liposuction is combined with abnormally large mammal tissues, male breast reduction also include surgical removal of excess mammal tissue (glandular excision).

What Causes Gynecomastia?

The most cause of gynecomastia in men is prevalence of women’s hormones over men’s hormones (testosterone). Hormone imbalance occurs due to a number of reasons:

  • Taking certain medications
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Testicular cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Liver diseases
  • Steroid abuse
  • Puberty
  • Aging
  • Castration
  • Estrogen found in drinking water. The problem has become critical in the past years because of the birth control pills and other hormone-based medications. We use recycled water in which, however, some chemicals remain, such as Estrogen, which comes from Urine of women taking birth control pills.
  • Hormones in meat used to boost growth of cattle.
  • Liposuction for gynecomastia will correct the appearance of you breast. However, the problems that boosted mammal tissue growth also need to be paid attention to.
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