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Gynecomastia is a common hormonal disorder in men to develop involuntary growth of glandular breasts or breast tissues or both that occurs due to the activity and elevation of female primary hormones to exceed the level of male primary hormones in the male body. Gynecomastia usually occurs in pubescent boys and pubertal hormone fluctuations, which usually resolves on its own, but in the less common cases of persistent gynecomastia requires medical treatment to resolve.

Gynecomastia is a common issue which is less known, or speculated in the poplar world. But this is a widely researched and treated diagnosis in the medical world and at Harley Body Clinic, where we ensure permanent breast reduction for gynecomastia.

Causes and Issues with Gynecomastia

Usually Gynecomastia can be temporary, most significantly with pubertal hormone fluctuation that lasts as long as 1-3 years with a protrusion in the chest appearing as breasts, which can be firm and with or without the presence of lymphatic nodes. The problem resolve on it’s as the hormone levels stabilise with time, and the chest flattens up.

No one wants male breasts, yet it does exist as a worst nightmare and there are many men who suffer this syndrome at their best by hiding it behind denial, baggy clothes, a secluded lifestyle and low self esteem. But life goes on and male breasts do come to wayward events because it is just not normal for a man to have breasts.

Gynecomastia is not a disease to be cured, this but a genetically inherited hormonal disorder which does no particular harm to the body except for making the sufferer self conscious. There can also be nipple sensitivity, pain and tenderness too, but rather uncommonly. Shit happens when male androgen hormones are exceeded by female steroids, that is supposed to be present in the male body but only at a dormant level. Surgery is the one and only conclusion of this syndrome, medications might not prove as helpful.

Excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs like LSD, marijuana and usage of steroids can be responsible for causing gynecomastia too. Older men, with decreased secretion of testosterone and experiencing hormonal imbalance, patients of prostate cancer, and these causes can also lead to gynecomastia in older patients.

Pseudo-gynecomastia is just breast tissue and chest fat that without any glandular presence or milk production. It is like any body part accumulating subcutaneous fat. It can be tried and prevented with exercise and diet but subcutaneous fat is stubborn and a liposuction is the best answer as far as cosmetic surgery can provide. This is safe and effective and permanent, whereas, it can come with some temporary bruises and scars.

Gynecomastia Treatment

The cause of your gynecomastia will determine the treatment. Although it may be difficult, you should talk about the issue with family and friends. Consider seeing a therapist, talk and know more about your exact problem and determine a solution. Luckily, for a majority of pubescent boys, the breasts shrink away within a couple of years due to hormone levels stabilizing.

Open/Direct gland removal is done to remove the breast glands. It is performed under general anaesthesia and is a simple procedure. The surgery requires open dissection of the nipple-areola complex to access the glands. The incision is made around the areola, interface of the areola and the chest is a fine place to camouflage a scar. The breast gland is removed from the roots. The surrounding fatty tissues can be flattened with liposuction.

Chest fat removal surgery can be most efficiently carried out by Vaser liposuction that is a minimally invasive surgery. The Vaser lipo equipments uses ultrasound frequencies to vibrate into the fatty layers of tissues via a cannula tube that is a thin steel straw like equipment that is inserted in to the chest fat through a few 2mm wide incisions.

The fourth generation Vaser Hi Def liposuction provides a body sculpting that is after the chest fat removal, it can make superficial grooves in the chest and abdomen and make up for an artificial six packs or a well defined torso that can be maintained with diet and exercise and formed into an original one.