Gynecomastia The Good The Bad and The Ugly

The condition is identified by the enlarged size of male breasts. Gynecomastia is harmless but can be embarrassing because people usually make fun of those men who have boobs. The sufferers have low self-confidence and always fear to face the crowd. Gynecomastia Treatment is common nowadays so you don’t need to worry if you have it. Contact our team to schedule a free consultation with our expert.

When to see a Doctor?

If you have this problem then it is better to deal with it at its early stage because there are chances that it would become permanent if not treated at the right time.

Luckily, we have Solutions!!

There are several treatments both surgical and non-surgical by which you can improve this condition. Four common treatments by which this embarrassing condition can be eliminated are,

  1. Medications
  2. Liposuction
  3. Cool sculpting-in rare cases
  4. Mammoplasty

The first thing that you have to do while choosing the treatment is to diagnose the cause of your gynecomastia. Contact our experts they will help you deal with this concern. Consultation with an expert is required to diagnose the actual cause of the problem. Common causes of gynecomastia are,

  • Imbalance in the hormones
  • Genetics
  • Obesity

Non-surgical options:

Medications

You are recommended to use mediations if your gynecomastia is in the early stages. Drugs that can be used for treating gynecomastia are Danazol, tamoxifen, and Clomiphene. Clomiphene has known to be very effective if taken regularly up to eight months. Do not start using them without consulting a specialist.

Cool sculpting

It is a safe effective fat reduction procedure because it treats fatty tissues only. So if you have excess fat in your breasts and not ready to undergo surgical procedure then cool sculpting may be a perfect option for you.

 

Surgical options:

Two types of surgical procedures that can be used to overcome the problem of gynecomastia are

  • Liposuction
  • Mammoplasty

Liposuction:

Liposuction involves the surgical removal of breast tissue and fat. During the procedure, the surgeon creates a small incision in the breast and utilizes a cannula to extract fatty tissues from the breast. Local or general anesthesia will be given to you during the surgery.

Mammoplasty:

You are a candidate for mammoplasty as long as you are healthy. This procedure is much similar to female breast reduction surgery. It not only eliminates glandular tissues and fat but also removes excess skin from them so the patient gets firmer and flatter chest in the end.

The good

If this embarrassing condition is affecting your quality of life then gynecomastia surgery will be a perfect option for you. The treatment delivers long-lasting results without leaving permanent long scars behind. Downtime is also minimal so the recovery period is not very long.

The bad

  1. After the surgery, you may experience some bruising, pain and swelling which is going to affect the quality of your life.
  2. The procedure is a bit expensive so money could be a problem for some people
  3. You may require two or three surgeries to get the desired results

What to do Before Gynecomastia surgery?

The type and quality of results you get from the surgery highly depend on how much you follow your doctor’s instructions. Before the surgery, the patient is advised to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption because they can make the recovery process slow. Also, discontinue taking aspirin, ibuprofen and blood thinners 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Bring someone with you on the treatment day so that he can drop you home after the surgery.

The Ugly:

  1. If you do not get satisfactory results from the first session then multiple touchup sessions will be required and this will consume a lot of your time.
  2. Scarring is another major issue that you will have to face after the surgery. Look for an experienced surgeon because only he can minimize the risk.
  3. The treatment may result in uneven breasts which will require several additional procedures