The enlargement of a man’s breasts is a condition known as gynecomastia. About 50% of men – and even teenage boys – have enlarged breasts, and they can interfere with the quality of life that a man has due to the psychological impact. Teens could have enlarged breasts because of changing levels of sex hormones, and in 90% of these cases, the enlarged breasts will resolve on its own. However, for adult men, this is not the case.
Gynecomastia is a condition that has a successful surgical solution. The large breasts may be corrected or improved in a safe way through male breast reduction surgery.
What Causes Enlarged Male Breasts?
If your body has accumulated excess fatty tissue in the breast region, this is called pseudogynecomastia. If your nipples have become enlarged, it’s an indication that the glands in the breast also have enlarged. With this type of gynecomastia, diet and exercise won’t be enough to eliminate it. You’ll most likely need breast reduction surgery.
There are several different reasons why your breasts could have enlarged.
Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
You might be a good candidate for male breast reduction if you are:
You may NOT be a good candidate if you are:
Before undergoing male breast reduction, you will need to provide a complete medical history. This will allow your surgeon to check for a range of medical conditions that may have caused gynecomastia. These include impaired liver function and the use of anabolic steroids or medications containing estrogen. Smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol excessively has also been shown to lead to male breast development. Its possible, these medical causes could be corrected without surgery. If not addressed prior to male breast reduction surgery, medical causes could result in the development of additional breast tissue following your procedure.
Some surgical methods used to treat gynecomastia include:
The scars are smallest if the enlargement is fat alone and larger if your chest is similar to female-looking breasts.
Things Not To Do Before Surgery
One Month Before Surgery
Two Weeks Before Surgery
One Week Before Surgery
The aim of this article is to give you a general information about the surgical intervention in question. You need to make more research about possible complications and risks of this selected procedure in order to make an informed decision. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history or lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.
Smokers are recognized to have a significantly higher risk of post operative wound healing problems with a subsequently higher potential of infection as well as operative and post operative bleeding. Patients should discontinue smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Although it helps to stop smoking before and after surgery, this does not completely eliminate the increased risks resulting from long term smoking. Smoking also has a long term adverse effect on the skin and ageing process.
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