Enlarged breasts in men: gynecomastia

24 December 2017 / / Wonder Breast Channel

Having large breasts is believed to be ideal for women but if it happens to men, that is a different thing. Enlargement of breasts in men is also known as gynecomastia. This is caused by the hormonal imbalance which results in the anomalous volume of the breast tissue in men. The said condition could be either unilateral which means the abnormality happens only on one side. On the other hand, it can also be bilateral, affecting both sides.

Furthermore, gynecomastia can occur at various stages. The first congenital gynecomastia which happens at birth disappears easily. During puberty, hormonal fluctuations lead to the formation of gynecomastia, which disappears naturally in about two years. Fifty-year-olds can be afflicted with gynecomastia related to the decline in testosterone. Gynecomastia can also result from testicular cancer, liver disease or hormonal imbalances related to glandular dysfunction or smoking marijuana.

Gynecomastia should not be feared because it can be corrected with plastic surgery. The intervention involves semi-circular excision of the glandular excesses around the edges of the areola. To make it more comfortable and less painful for the patient, the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. To preserve the blood network vitality in the area, a layer of 8 to 10 mm of the glandular surplus is left.

After the procedure has been performed, you have to wear compression dressings. In the case of a large glandular volume excision, drainage tubes may be necessary during the first two or three days. If the sutures are not absorbable, they will be removed 7 or 8 days after surgery. It is not uncommon for patients undergoing this procedure to experience swelling and bruising. Know that these are natural side effects and will disappear without additional treatment within a week or two after the surgery. Keep in mind that gynecomastia surgery almost always produces very good results.

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