Gynecomastia in men
Gynecomastia is one of the most important problems that spoil the general appearance and some think it disturbs the feeling of masculinity they have. Gynecomastia treatment without surgery may solve the causes of the problem, while the problem of breast enlargement itself remains and needs surgical intervention.
Gynecomastia is defined in men as sagging breast appearance and a benign (non-malignant) increase in its size. This gynecomastia may be caused by an imbalance in the levels of male and female hormones (testosterone and estrogen) in men, which results in an increase in the channels and branches of the breast with the spread of glands and lumps Centrally coherent from the nipple. It may be a false gynecomastia resulting from an increase in the percentage of fat in the breast, as this problem may affect both breasts homogeneously, or it affects only one of them, and then it is called asymmetric gynecomastia. This problem is not confined to the boundaries of appearance only, but extends to cause other health problems such as diabetes, pressure, low sexual desire and other diseases, and then treatment of this problem does not become a cosmetic matter only or a luxury that is limited to a man's dissatisfaction with his form.
Causes of gynecomastia in men
- Hormonal changes in the body
- Taking some medications excessively
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
Gynecomastia operation in men
Some people may resort to gynecomastia, a surgery in which the size of the breast is reduced and excess sagging is removed from it so that its shape becomes more muscular, as the fibrous or fatty tissue in it is eliminated. This treatment option includes more than one incision that follows the surgical incision, which includes changing the lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle, controlling the hormonal balance of the body and exercising. Treating gynecomastia reduces the chances of developing many other diseases, and therefore it is not considered a cosmetic luxury as it is considered a medical necessity.
Who should do a Gynecomastia operation?
gynecomastia in men is considered a pathological condition, and surgery is primarily a therapeutic solution rather than cosmetic surgery.
- Men that failed to be treated with medications.
- If the patient has any hormonal disorders, the causes must be known and corrected before the surgery is performed. The patient must be in good physical and health condition and doesn't have any chronic diseases that may cause problems or complications during the surgery.
- Also, the patient must not be a smoker and not addicted to any type of medications or drugs
- Anyone who needs to perform a gynecomastia treatment should have a realistic view, define a realistic goal that can be achieved and try to make his vision consistent with the vision of the surgeon who will conduct the operation so that he can achieve satisfactory results.
- The patient's weight should be normal. If the breast is sagging due to an increase in weight, the patient should reach an appropriate weight before performing the surgery.
- And the patient's condition must have reached the stage of stability (not in the case of an active increase) because cases of active increase may cause the Gynecomastia to reappear after the success of the surgery.
- If this surgery is done for teenagers, the patient may have to do it again after a while after the Gynecomastia reappears.
Gynecomastia treatment options
There are three types of gynecomastiasurgeries for men that depend on the technique by which they are performed:
- using the liposuction technique
- Using surgical removal
- Using a combination of liposuction and surgical removal
the appropriate technique for the patient will be determined according to his condition and the type of tissue that causes breast sagging. Generally, gynecomastia treatment using the surgical technique or mixture technique is characterized by the skin tightening with the operation, which gives the chest a beautiful tight appearance.