With summer approaching, those holidays to Ibiza or Marbella booked with your friends and the certain strolls on the beach you really want to look your best this summer. However, many men often suffer from gynaecomastia or “man-boobs” or many tend to (incorrectly) refer to them. So let’s take a closer look at what Gynaecomastia is and how we can help you.
Here at Cambridge Clear Beauty, we are also able to offer a variety of non surgical and surgical treatments so let’s delve deeper into the matter.
What is Gynaecomastia
With summer approaching, those holidays to Ibiza or Marbella booked with your friends and the certain strolls on the beach you really want to look your best this summer.
Gynaecomastia, commonly referred as man boobs, is a condition described by NHS as the swelling of a man breast causing it to become larger than normal. Oversized breast tissues is normally seen in both teen age years and old age. Research shows that Gynaecomastia has 60-90% prevalence in neonates, 50-60% of adolescents and 70% in men who are 50-69 years of age according.
What are the causes of Gynaecomastia?
According to NHS, there are a number of reasons which causes breast enlargement for men. Enlarge breast may be caused by hormonal imbalance between oestrogen and testosterone. The former causes the growth of breast tissues and having imbalance hormones means that men’s body is producing more oestrogen than normal. Obesity could also be another case as levels of oestrogen is greatly increased by having excess fat. Unlike newborns, who are susceptible to such condition with oestrogen being transmitted via the placenta, this condition is not permanent and would be back to normal after a few weeks time. Gynaecomastia is also prevalent during puberty years as the body undergoes changes, testosterone level may go down causing breast tissues to grow. This may become stable as they get older and testosterone level has stabilized. As men aged, testosterone production becomes fewer causing excess growth of breast tissue.
There could indeed be many different and varied causes of Gynaecomastia so let’s have a look at some of the ones highlighted by NHS:
- Usage of Illegal drugs
- Medicine side effects
- Testicular infection of lumps
- Excessive Alcohol intake
- Klinefelter syndrome
The Psychological Impact of Gynaecomastia
Studies shows that men with Gynaecomastia condition are suffers from low esteem and poor body image which could result to other issues such as eating disorder, mental breakdown, depression and other health associated issues. There also cases of men suffering from anxiety disorders and social phobias due to having oversized breast.
What are Gynecomastia Treatments?
In rare cases, exercise helps men lose weight and prevents the increase of oestrogen levels. But this does not treat the condition, male breast reduction surgery is the proven effective method to remove the excess breast tissues. Breast reduction surgery is usually done under general anaesthetic and would take about 90 minutes for the overall procedure. Techniques of breast reduction may involve the incision around the nipple area, a liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue or extending cuts and repositioning of nipples if a lot of tissues needs to be removed.
How long is the recovery time?
It is highly recommended to take some few weeks off from work if you are to undergo a breast reduction surgery. The full recovery depends on the patient’s body to heal thus patients are not allowed to do strenuous activities and stretching for up to 2 months following the operation. It is normal to feel soreness around the chest area for several weeks and you may also be required to keep the dressing until the wound is fully healed.
Having this cosmetic procedure is a safe and sure way of removing extra breast tissues in men. But more importantly, this procedure expertly done by professional doctors in Cambridge Clear Beauty is the best way to win back your confidence.
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